Ever since I was a kid, I have wanted to be Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I have always dreamed of making fresh delicious chocolate treats that I could take home and devour. Unfortunately, there are no such things as Oompa Loompas, full dinners within chewing gum, and soft drinks that make you float. While exploring Winter Park I did find a great subsitute for my childhood dreams. Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Winter Park Florida offers something amazing called Chocolate Camp! Campers can spend a few hours learning about the history of chocolate, making yummy treats, and learning how to make chocolate the right way! I got the chance to go to chocolate camp and wanted to share my time!
First off, I want to give you the details of Chocolate Camp:
- Chocolate Camp runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only
- Time for camp is from 11am-1:30pm
- Lunch, drinks, and dessert are included in the price of the camp. You also get a chocolatier hat in the price.
- Price for camp is 45.00 a person
- To book camp, call 407- 644-3200 or email Winterpark@peterbrooke.com to book your camp or for more information!
Now that we got the details out of the way I wanted to share my experience! We started out our day by learning about the history of chocolate and how it is made. After the small lesson (which was quite informative and fun) we dove right into the chocolate! We got to dip pretzels, Nutter Butters, Oreo’s, and graham crackers in either milk, dark, or white chocolate and decorate the top with a wide variety of toppings. We also made a Peterbrooke staple, chocolate popcorn that we got to take home with us. The top of my day however was making my own candy apple with caramel, chocolate and a ton of toppings.
After our day of fun we got to package our goodies in a box and take it all home with us! During the day we took a break to have a delicious break with some pizza and drinks. After we were done packaging our goodies we had our dessert (which honestly we had all day because we were sampling chocolate). For dessert we got a huge scoop of gelato in whatever flavor we wanted!
This camp was a ton of fun and its not just for kids. Peterbrooke said that they have had people up in their 80s take part in chocolate camp! I actually had a great time at the camp and you get your money’s worth for sure. Lunch, a drink, dessert, a hat and a ton of chocolate goodies to take home with you make this experience well worth the time. If you are sending your child to camp, you don’t have to stay with them. Parents, you get the chance to enjoy a nice lunch and coffee or shopping in Winter Park while your child is having a great time at camp! I highly recommend this camp for anyone who loved chocolate!
Have you or anyone you know been to chocolate camp or Peterbrooke in Winter Park? What did you think? What was your favorite treat? If not what would you be excited to try? Comment below!