Chocolate factory offers sweet, behind-the-scenes tours for 90th year in business

By Lydia Goerner | Mar 11, 2018
Photo by: Lydia Goerner Theo Couto and his mom, Sara Couto, make chocolate bars at Dorothy Cox Chocolates.

The unmistakable scent of chocolate was in many noses on Sunday afternoon, as Dorothy Cox Chocolates opened its doors to celebrate its 90th year in business and show the public how the chocolate gets made.

Dorothy Cox Chocolates, located at 8 Kendrick Road in Wareham, welcomed hundreds of people to check out the chocolate making process and to make chocolate bars of their own— and no golden tickets were required to enter.

Visitors learned how chocolate begins as a cocoa bean and the process of turning it into a chocolate bar. They also made their own bar of chocolate, adding toppings to a melted bar of chocolate.

"It's a good way to get kids involved," said Francis Cox, Jr., president of the company. "The turnout has been very good."

The kids agreed, enjoying an experience that was equally educational and delicious.

"It's amazing, it's a good thing to have here," said Karyn Rodrigues, who visited the chocolate shop with her 3-year-old daughter Naomi. Rodrigues said she didn't realize the shop was in Wareham, so the open house allowed her to see what they offered.

The factory has been in Wareham for 7 years, with another store located in Fairhaven. Click here for more information on the chocolate factory.

Michael and Braden Coryer of Wareham check out some cocoa beans. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Rose-Marie Hevert shows off the chocolate bar she made during her first time at Dorothy Cox Chocolates. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Francis Cox, Jr., president of Dorothy Cox Chocolates, pours chocolate into molds. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Chris Horan and Landon Maner try to grab chocolate-covered pretzels off the conveyer belt. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Paul Lescault, 3, eyes heaping plates of sweets. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Kylee Hennessey and Olivia Baptiste sample chocolate covered pretzels. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Kai Marshall, 4, watches malted milk balls be made. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
Naomi Rodrigues enjoys touring the chocolate shop. (Photo by: Lydia Goerner)
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