Chocolate Factory Tour: Long Grove Confectionery

Chocolate Factory Tour

Looking for a sweet, educational outing with your kids? Try a chocolate factory tour! We had fun visiting the Long Grove Confectionery and learning about how their fine chocolates are made.

The tour is about an hour in length and begins with a video explaining how cacao beans are harvested in areas such as West Africa/Peru, before they are shipped to the factory for chocolate production in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.  Next, we are taken behind-the-scenes to witness how the chocolatiers melt and temper the chocolate… adding butter, cream and nuts to create all their delicious treats.

Finally, we are given a view of how all the confections are packaged with care. Thankfully, each guest is offered a FREE chocolate treat at the end of the tour! If one piece wasn’t enough, there is a whole outlet store filled with the confectionery’s tasty creations available for purchase at a discount. My kids and I are definitely chocolate lovers making learning all the details of the process a lot of fun.

  • Be sure to call to make a reservation before going as they are required: (847) 459-3875.
  • The factory is located at: 333 Lexington Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.
  • Please note: tours are not offered on Sundays or holidays.
  • Admission fee: $2.00 per person.

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

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