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Why Charly’s Chocolate Factory is special ?
Located by the sea side, in a coconut grove, a factory in paradise, cottage style is Charlie Chocolate Factory.
The factory was built by a US expat named what else but, Charlie. He was a product developer in Hong Kong before taking the plunge for a radical change that took him to Bali. A regular practitioner of fasting and an outstanding surfer, the Floridian boss put together a line of inventive products for the skin: sun block cream from cocoa, soaps based on coconut oil and cinnamon-orange, skin gel from sea-weed, aloe vera and spearmint and all edible! Obviously his creations appeal to those who love natural products. His staff, mostly young women who live next door, come to work with their babies, and while sticking labels on the bottles, have a bit of singing with the kids who sit on the table or have a nap on the mattress.Cacoa beans grown locally on the island are cold pressed to make healthy, raw, dark chocolate. With a cacoa content of 85%, the chocolate is also rich in magnesium and full of anti-oxidants. Chocolate tasting is available in one of the unassuming buildings and there’s also a small soap studio that sells gorgeous handmade soaps.
There isn’t a huge variety of chocolate for sale – Narkabo Chocolate Nibbles is an organic dark chocolate available with 69% or 85% cacoa, while Bali Krunch is a bar of sweet, crunchy rice coated in dark chocolate.
The factory employs 12 people from the village, his products are distributed atBali Buddha, Kafe, Sari Organic, Zula, and his soaps, under the name of “Island Mystk” are found at Bintang and Delta supermarkets.
What to explore at Charly’s Chocolate Factory?
Have you always wanted to know what the inside of Charlie’s Chocolate Factory looked like? Well, you don’t need a Golden Ticket to get to this Charly’s Chocolate Factory.
The only difference is, this chocolate factory was not built by an eccentric Willy Wonka, but by an American Expat named…(surprise, surprise!) Charly.
15 minutes away from Candidasa, this cluster of wacky bamboo houses situated at the end of Jasri beach look a little out of place. In fact, some visitors even compare the quirky infrastructure to a smurf’s hut!
Here, they sell healthy raw dark chocolate made from cocoa beans grown on the island. Be prepared for some chocolate tasting as the staff brings you around on a sampling tour.
How could you resist a snack that is both decadent, and guilt-free?
In Charly’s Chocolate Factory, there is also a small soap studio where you can purchase delicious smelling handmade soaps.
Best of all, there even is a giant swing outside, where you can have fun with your little ones. Swing yourself towards the ocean, or take an Instagram photo to end this scintillating tour that engages all your senses!
How to get to Charly’s Chocolate Factory?
Located just 15 minutes north of Candidasa in the small village of Jasri, several wacky bamboo structures lie nestled below swaying coconut trees.
- A must go for chocolate lovers
- Your kids will love it for sure
- Nice place for family with kids
- You won't bear to leave
- Great fun for children
Jalan Pantai Jasri, Karangasem, Bali