Sedona & Raw Chocolate Expedition
- Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Sedona, AZ
- Product code: P6VTMS
A Chocolate Preface:
Although many people think of Hershey's or Mars chocolates as the regular run of
the mill "goto" chocolates, that may be the case if you are shopping at
your local gas station or convenance store. Perhaps you are a fan go
Godiva, Dove, Lindt, or Ghirardelli chocolates. For me, and this is just
my opinion, from a self proclaimed REAL and PURE chocolate lover,
consumer, and raw chocolate maker; those chocolates are mere candy. The
chocolates available to you in Sedona and on our tours are leaps and
bounds above candy, for they a superfoods. If you are not sure what a
superfood is, then you are in for a big and exciting surprise. These
chocolates, unlike candy are actually healthy for you. Whereas candy is
typically cooked, uses refined sugars, is full of milk, and other
ingredients that you may have trouble pronouncing; the chocolate made in
Sedona is quite different on every level.
First and foremost it is raw. What does that mean you may wonder? Well by consuming raw
chocolate, that means the cacao isn't heated above 108 degrees F during
the creation process. By keeping it at a lower temperature, the "good
for you" qualities of the cacao remain intact. The most commonly known
one is that raw dark chocolate is very high in antioxidants which is
really good for you. Though in reality, that is only the tip of the
iceberg as they say. There are over 144 health benefits to eating raw
Being raw is only part of the health benefits. It's organic which speaks for itself. It's gluten free, soy free, chemical
free, dairy free. Meaning it is free of all the stuff you don't want in
your chocolate and full of all the things you do want. Natural
ingredients. Things like maca, lacuma, goji berries, bee pollen,
schizandra, chaga or reishi mushrooms are all in the chocolates you will
find in Sedona. This may sound like foreign ingredients to you, but
each offers an array of health benefits.
Furthermore, whereas most common candies that call themselves chocolate use refined sugars as
the sweetners. This is really bad for it causes tooth decay and spikes
your blood sugar making many more prone tor diabetes. Sedona
chocolatiers take a different approach. By using things like raw honey,
coconut sugar, stevia, xylitol, agave syrup, and other natural
sweetners, the end result is a chocolate that comes out to be low
glycemic. This is healthier for you.
Do you enjoy milk? Perhaps. Though put it in chocolate and it just goes downhill in terms of
quality. Although, I expect that many of my customers do enjoy milk, in
reality it is very bad for you. It meant for baby cows to drink, not
humans. You put it in chocolate and it's just no good. For this of you
that do enjoy dark chocolate, you will love our chocolate! It dark and
Finally, most mainstream chocolates, I mean candies
have a lot of ingredients that you nor I can pronounce, nonetheless get
our head around what it is adctiually doing in our chocolate.
Preservatives, artificial flavors, coloring agents, emulsifiers, and
loads of other junk are all in these candies. You won't find any of this
in the chocolates made in Sedona. The chocolates here are all hand made
by people not giant machines, who truly care about the quality of the
products they are making. By taking chocolate making to a pure level,
the end result is not candy, but something that is actually healthy.
So join us for one of our Raw Chocolate Tours, where you
will not only learn about the geological wonders of why our rocks are
red, but also get to enjoy some of the most delicious and nutritious
chocolates available to man.
Some say that the red rocks of Sedona are quite arguably one of the most beautiful places in
the United States if not the world. As the owner and your guide, I would
agree. Others say that some of the most delicious chocolate in the
world comes from Belgium. I would disagree, and say that it comes from
right here in Sedona.
Allow yourself to experience the magical energies of Sedona’s numerous vortex sites, and other energy centers on
this extraordinary tour. And this is only the beginning! Your guide will
allow you to enjoy all the beauty there is to behold within red rock
country on this fun and informative tour. Perhaps you may even see some
of the local wildlife. Learn about the geology, flora, fauna, and more.
Add to this a sampling of some of the raw and organic chocolate that is
made right here in Sedona, and your time here only gets to be more
delicious. For Sedona is home to over a half dozen incredible
chocolatiers making a wide variety of types of chocolate. One thing they
all have in common is that they are all infused with red rock energy
and full of healthy and delicious superfoods. Each is as unique the red
rocks are to other parts of the world. And if you are concerned about
your blood sugar levels, not to worry, many of the chocolates made in
Sedona are sweetened with low glycemic sweeteners such as honey,
coconut sugar, and stevia.
After sampling some of the chocolates at either ChocolaTree Eatery, Lulu’s Chocolate Lounge, or Gone Green we
head back to the rocks while you are on your chocolate high. For there
is so much more we have to share with you.
Being that every tour we offer is customized to your individual group, and your own personal
interests, we may end up at the Chapel of the Holy Cross or an array of
other points of interest throughout town. If you are wanting to get more
meditative and quite with your time here, we can share with you the
Amitabha Stupa and neighboring Medicine Wheel. Perhaps will shall share
with you many of the wonderful sight to been seen in Oak Creek Canyon
including a stop where you may buy handmade jewelry and pottery directly
from the Navajo and Hopi Indians who make them.
For the full on raw chocolate and Sedona experience, enjoy the day with us. On this
journey, not only will you get the most expansive tour of Sedona’s red
rock formations, but also you will get to see how Indians lived here
centuries ago. Add to this three chocolate stops at different
chocolatier locations, and your day is sure to be filled with a yummy
deliciousness that only can be achieved on a tour like this.
For those of you who are wine enthusiasts, there are many options to add
some delicious red wines along the Verde Valley Wine Trail to your tour.
What we would recommend is a visit to Vino Di Sedona. Here you can
enjoy a wine sampling to go with your chocolate, plus a charcuterie
board. What’s great about them is not only do they carry wines from all
across the state of Arizona, but all across the world. If booking your
tour online, during the checkout process, add our Vino Di Sedona option
at just $99 per adult. This gives you an additional 75 minutes to your
tour, your wine sampling, plus a charcuterie board.
If you are simply wanted to have us include lunch or dinner to your raw chocolate
tour, we would be delighted to do so. Choosing to do so is only $44
extra per person. Rest assured, depending on your appetite, we have the
best recommendations for you ranging from pizza to steak, Italian or
Mexican, we know just where to take you to ensure you get the most out
of your experience.
If you are feeling like you wish to go into a deep relaxation after enjoying the sights of Sedona’s red rocks, and
the textures and tastes of our local raw chocolate shops, then perhaps a
massage is in order. For just $150 per person we will handle
everything. Whenever it’s best for you, we will have a licensed
professional massage therapist come right to you. Enjoy a relaxing one
hour massage in the comfort of your hotel room.
We know that all that sightseeing makes you hungry for more chocolate. Not to worry.
Before your tour is over we have another chocolate stop in store for