Public Haunted Factory Chocolate Session
Please note, our Barkeater Experiences are back for 2023, limited spring dates available.
To book: 1st select your date, then enter the quantity as number of people. Then simply complete the checkout process.
The Haunted Factory Chocolate Session focuses on our haunted history and finishes off with participants making sweet chocolate ghosts. While we will cover real-life unexplained events and sometimes mysterious historical facts, the session is rated PG-13. Mature kids are welcome to join the group, up to their guardians’ discretion.
We’ll give you first hand accounts of some creepy happenings combined with the sometimes mysterious, sometimes tragic, often scandalous history of our very old building and grounds.
After we’ve covered the paranormal, we’ll go to our Experience Room where you’ll be able to make your own chocolate ghost to take home. Also, we have some ghost hunting tools you’re welcome to use. Who knows? Maybe you can experience the paranormal for yourself.
This creepy session is for anyone to sign up for. This is NOT a private group, individuals and small groups are welcome. Should we not reach our minimum, you will be notified and issued a refund. Our maximum is 8 people, we will accept reservations until we fill up.
The price is the same for children as for adults – as each person will be making, taking and eating the same amount of chocolate…regardless of age! But if you have very young children, the haunted session is not for you.
Price of admission includes a 10% discount in our Factory Store immediately after/during the session.
Space is limited – this must be reserved and purchased ahead of time. No walk-ins will be accommodated. No refunds for no shows. If you must cancel, please do so 24 hours in advance.
Requirements: Closed toe shoes, hair tied back and dress comfortably!
PLEASE READ, FAQ:
Q: Can I just stop by the shop and walk into an experience you already have scheduled?
A: No. All experiences are pre-booked and pre-paid. Good news – with just a little planning, you can be treated like royalty!
Q: Why are you so strict about that?
A: Space, staffing, preparation. Our Experience Room can only seat 8 people, and we schedule staff needed for booked experience days. In addition, all of our experiences have an element of chocolate making. We prepare the correct amount of chocolate and have it tempered for your arrival. This experience leaves no room for winging it.
Q: What if I don’t see the date I want?
A: Please give us a call at 518-251-4438 to see if we have availability. Sometimes we have a cancellation or will make an exception if we have the staffing to accommodate your group.
Q: You know, I’ve been to other chocolate companies and their tours are free, why do you charge?
A: This is not a tour. It’s an educational session, or a haunted session, with time for you to make your own chocolate creations. If you don’t have the time or want to pay for an experience, we invite you to check out our small Exhibit Room and look at our educational plaques and video.
Q: You say to wear comfortable shoes, so I take it we’re going to walk a lot?
A: No. This is not a guided walking tour; we are a small family run business in a small building. You will be standing, but your FitBit won’t be logging any serious mileage.
Q: Hold on, you mean we won’t be allowed to go into your offices, attics, storage rooms or interrupt your chocolate production?
A: No. Also, you won’t be able to do that at any other factory tour at any other company we’ve ever heard about either.
Q: OK, but how about wheelchair accessibility?
A: We can accommodate most standard wheelchairs. Please make us aware ahead of time so we can arrange our chocolate making room to make it as comfortable as possible.
Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: We understand things happen. Please give us at least 24 hours notice and we’ll refund your money or reschedule your session. No-shows will not be issued a refund.
Q: My session begins at 3:00, when should we arrive?
A: Five minutes before your session is all that is required. Arriving 30 minutes early won’t get you in any earlier, and arriving 30 minutes late means we are going to rush your experience to ensure the next experience can start on time. Otherwise, we’ll cancel your reservation.
Q: I feel like you didn’t cover every possible scenario here…what if I have more questions?
A: Please call us at 518-251-4438.
|Haunted Experience Date||
(2) Saturday June 10, 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (3) Saturday June 17, 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (4) Friday July 7, 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (5) Saturday July 8, 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (6) Friday July 14, 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (7) Friday July 21, 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (8) Saturday July 22, 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (9) Friday August 4, 2023 3:00-4:30, (91) Saturday August 5, 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (92) Friday, August 11 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (93) Saturday August 12, 2023 3:00-4:30pm, (94) Saturday September 2, 2023 3:00-4:30pm