What do our visitors think?

"...Excellent place and the staff is so wonderful. Helpful and very accommodating to make your chocolate journey memorable. We will be back"....Timothy Hagood (June 2021)

"...One of the gems of Mijas Pueblo"....JonnaJan (May 2021)

"The staff, the making of the chocolate and the amount of chocolate you get is incredible"....Brien B (April 2021)

"An incredible experience. I felt like I was in the film Charlie & the Chocolate Factory!"....Maricarmen Rosell (April 2021) 

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Standard Experiences

These are our "classic" workshops, and are available all year round.

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EXPRESS
Chocolate-Making Experience

15 mins

Simple, fun, introductory workshop in which you get to design, mould & decorate 3 bars of organic, ethically sourced chocolate (choose from over 50 toppings) More +

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BONBONS & BARS Chocolate-Making Experience

30 mins
How do they get the caramel into the centre of the chocolate shell. Learn how More +

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BONBON BOX
Chocolate-Making Experience

1 hour
Journey into the art of bonbon design & creation resulting in a beautiful box of bonbons. More +

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 MASTER CHOCOLATIERS
Chocolate-Making Experience

1 hour
Our longest-standing workshop is also still the MOST POPULAR. To find out why, read More +

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BEAN TO CUP & MASTER Chocolate-Making Experience

1.5 hours
Learn to make the most exquisite hot chocolate from freshly-roasted cacao beans! More +

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The MMM MASTERCLASS Chocolate-Making Experience

2 hours
A veritable extravaganza of chocolate-designing, making & decorating and amazing overview. More +

Limited Edition Workshops

Our dynamic, evolution selection of chocolate-making experiences

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DONKEYS, DRAGONS & BUTTERFLIES
Chocolate-Making Experience

1 hour

A cross between Animal Farm & Game of Thrones.....in chocolate, of course!

This is one of our most artistic, technical and at the same time, incredibly fun workshop. Begin by creating the dragons' double chocolate shell to give him strength and extra deliciousness. Whilst our dragon is setting, we learn the steps involved in creating chocolate lollipops, including how to pipe the cute donkey shapes.
To breathe life into our dragons, we fill their bellies with yummy chocolate mousse (milk, white or dark chocolate), and ensure those bellies stay full by sealing them with more chocolate.
Once our dragons are set, we will learn how to demould and then decorate them using both chocolate and colours.
Finally, we will create some animal themed soft-centre butterfly bonbons, choosing from a delicious assortment of soft centres, e.g. caramel, salted caramel, praline, chocolate nougat, chocolate tahini, peanut cream, pistachio cream, coconut cream....mmm!!!

Chocolate per person: 3 dragons, 4 donkey lollipops, 6 animal-themed bonbons....
PLUS complimentary "chocolate rain" (we don't think you've seen this before!)


Prices:
2 participants: 50€ pp
3 participants: 35€ pp
4 participants: 29.95€ pp
10 participants: 25 € pp

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DECO BARS & BONBON BOX
Chocolate-Making Experience

1 hour
Chunky, colourful bars and delicate bonbons - with plenty of chocolate to take home :)

Start by learning to design, mould and decorate three delicious bars of chocolate.
In addition to the (organic & ethically sourced) chocolate, there are over FIFTY different ingredients to choose from with which to decorate your bars; dried nuts (e.g. pistachio, almonds, cashews), fruits (e.g. cranberries, papaya, coconut), seeds (e.g. poppy, sesame, sunflower), chocolate drops, essential oils (e.g. bergamot, mint), spices (e.g. chilli, ginger, etc.)
Moving on to the bonbons, you will next learn how to shell, fill, case and decorate these dainty little creations. Casing is the technique of creating a chocolate shell thin enough that the chocolate breaks easily, yet thick enough to allow a wonderful contrast between the chocolate and the filling. You will learn how to marble and paint the bonbon shells, with both chocolate and natural colours (oxides). When it comes to fillings, there is such a huge selection on offer. If you wish, you can put a different centre into each bonbon! Once filled, you will then seal them with chocolate....and perhaps even decorate the base, eg. a piece of pistachio or candied fruit. As soon as they have set, you will learn to carefully demould and then decorate your bonbons

Chocolate per person: 1 box of chocolate bonbons (24 pieces), 3 deco bars


Prices:
2 participants: 50€ pp
3 participants: 35€ pp
4 - 9 participants:29.95€ pp
10+ participants: 25€ pp

Celebrating a Birthday?

We will bake you an exquisite chocolate birthday cake, and we'll even teach the birthday boy/girl to decorate it with liquid chocolate!

Enjoy your birthday cake in our café whilst your chocolate creations set after your workshop ;)

Birthday Cake Decoration Class

Right at the end of your workshop, when it looks like everything has finished, we surprise the birthday boy/ girl with a birthday cake freshly baked especially for him/her.
We then teach him/her how to decorate with liquid chocolate, with the result that he/she ends up decorating his/her very own birthday cake him/herself!

Birthday Cake Options

- Milk Choc Caramel* 
- Dark Choc Courgette 
- Dark Choc, Coconut & Passionfruit Caramel
- Caramelised White Chocolate Cake
- Vegan Choc Cake

* The most popular option is the Milk Choc Caramel Cake

Note: all our cakes are made from locally sourced, organic flours which are naturally gluten free

Prices

BD Decoration Cake Mini-Class:
45€
Note: this price includes the cake as well as the class itself (20 minutes)

BD Cake w/ Message in Chocolate Letters: 35€

Standard Whole Birthday Cake: 30€

Note: when scored, our cakes serve 12 - 14 portions

Bespoke Visits

Did you have something else in mind?
Wanting to plan a unique event?
Thinking of filming with us?

We have almost ten years of hosting all sorts of diverse, unique & wonderful chocolate-making experiences. 
Not only do we have a huge range of chocolate moulds and ingredients, but we also LOVE a creative challenge.
Get in contact, and we'll come up with something FABULOUS for you! Pinky promise ;)

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Gift Vouchers

Surprise a loved one with a very chocolatey gift.......a voucher to come and make chocolate at Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory!

A great way of letting family and friends know you are thinking of them in these difficult times when we are so far apart from one another ;)

Express Workshop

Our Intro Class

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Workshop Description

Designed for anyone with a short time-budget, this fun, introductory workshop consists of designing, moulding and decorating three delicious bars of organic chocolate.

In addition to the chocolate, there are FIFTY-FOUR different ingredients to choose from:
- Nuts:  pistachio, almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts
- Dried Fruits: aloe vera, banana chips, cherries, strawberries, salted corn, grated coconut, coconut cubes, papaya, kiwi, pineapple, cranberries, goji berries, ginger, apple, pear, raisins
- Spices:  allspice, aniseed, cardamom, cinnamon, chilli, cloves, ginger, liquorice, nutmeg
- Seeds: linseed, poppy, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower
- Essential Oils: bergamot, mint, lemon, orange, eucalyptus
- Chocolate buttons & cacao nibs
- Coffee beans & matcha tea
- Andalusian sea salt & Himalayan rock salt

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Duration

15 mins

3

Duration

Deco Bars x 3

Min weight: 300g

Note: all our chocolate is made from organic and ethically sourced cacao.
Mayan Monkey Mijas is the only chocolate factory in Spain to be recognised by the NGO "Slavefree Chocolate"

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Price per person

2 - 3 participants: 14.95€ pp
4 - 9 participants: 12.95€ pp
10 + participants:  11.95€ pp

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General Info

- Workshop designed for children of three years and upwards (no upper age limit!).
- Children under the age of three attend as "mummy & daddy's little helper" and whilst they do not make their own chocolate, they help everyone else make theirs and enjoy the experience as part of the family :)
- Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult (one adult for every six children under the age of ten).
- Admittance is restricted to ticket-holding participants only.
- As part of our "covid-safe space & experience", your workshop will be fully private :)

Bonbons & Bars Workshop

Step Two for the budding Chocolatier

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Workshop Description

You start your class by learning to create a lush chocolate shell.
Once the shell is hard enough, you choose from a selection of delicious chocolate ganaches & caramelised white chocolate creme and then learn how to pipe the centre full of delicious, creamy chocolatey goodness!
To ensure that everything stays in place, you then learn to seal your bonbons with pure chocolate.

Whilst your bonbons are setting, you set about designing, moulding and decorating three delicious "Deco Bars".

In addition to the chocolate, there are FIFTY-FOUR different ingredients with which to decorate your bars:

- Nuts: pistachio, almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts
- Dried Fruits: aloe vera, banana chips, cherries, strawberries, salted corn, grated coconut, coconut cubes, papaya, kiwi, pineapple, cranberries, goji berries, ginger, apple, pear, raisins
- Spices: allspice, aniseed, cardamom, cinnamon, chilli, cloves, ginger, liquorice, nutmeg
- Seeds: linseed, poppy, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower
- Essential Oils: bergamot, mint, lemon, orange, eucalyptus
- Chocolate buttons & cacao nibs
- Coffee beans & matcha tea
- Andalusian sea salt & Himalayan rock salt

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Chocolate per person

- 3 Deco Bars
- 6 soft-centre bonbons

Min Weight: 450g

Note: all our chocolate is made from organic and ethically sourced cacao.
Mayan Monkey Mijas is the only chocolate factory in Spain to be recognised by the NGO "Slavefree Chocolate"

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Duration

30 minutes

4

Price per person


2 - 3 participants: 21.95€ pp
4 - 6 participants: 19.95€ pp
10 + participants:  18.95€ pp

Bonbon Box Workshop

A journey into the art of bonbon making

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Workshop Description

In this workshop, focused entirely on the art of bonbon creation, you will learn how to shell, fill, case and decorate soft-centre bonbons.
Casing is the technique of creating a chocolate shell thin enough that the chocolate breaks easily, and thick enough so that there is a wonderful contrast between the chocolate and the filling.
You will learn how to marble and also paint the bonbon shells, with both chocolate and natural colours (oxides).
When it comes to fillings, there is such a huge selection on offer. If you wish, you can put a different centre into each bonbon. Check out the AMAZING list of fillings

- Passion fruit Caramel
- Argentinean Caramel
- Red Wine Caramel
- Pistachio Praline
- Chocolate Nougat
- Hazelnut Praline
- Chocolate Tahini
- Caramelised White Choc
- White Choc Ganache
- Dark Chocolate Ganache
- Milk Chocolate Ganache

Once the bonbon shells have been filled, you will then seal them with chocolate....and perhaps even decorate the base, eg. with a piece of pistachio or candied fruit.

As soon as they bonbons are set, you will learn to carefully demould them and then decorate them.

And, at the end of the workshop, you have a beautiful box of chocolates to take home with you. Made by you!

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Duration

50 minutes

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Chocolate per person

1 box of bonbons (24 u.)

Approx weight: 240g

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Price per person

2 - 3 participants: 35.95€ pp
4 - 9 participants: 29.95€ pp
10 + participants:  27.95€ pp

Master Chocolatier's Workshop

The longest-standing and MOST POPULAR workshop at Mayan Monkey Mijas ;)

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Workshop Description

Learn the most important techniques of the Master Chocolatier whilst at the same time getting to make all sorts of different chocolate delights to take home afterwards.
This is our best-selling workshop and is super good fun!

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Duration

1 hour

3

Chocolate per person

- 3 x Deco Bars
- 3 x Soft-Centre Bonbons
- 3 x Choc-Dipped Fruits
- 3 x Chocolate Truffles
- 3 x Triple Choc Figurines
- 1  x Hot Choc on a Stick

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Price per person

2 participants: 50€ pp
3 participants: 35€ pp
4 - 9 participants: 29.95€ pp
10+ participants: 25€ pp

Bean to Cup & Master Chocolatier Experience

The freshest hot chocolate you've EVER tasted - made by YOU!!!

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Workshop Description

Discover the journey of cacao from the tree all the way to your table in a fascinating overview of the processes which take place on both the cacao farm and the chocolate factory.
And, whilst you are making the most exquisite hot chocolate from your own freshly-roasted cacao beans in this hands-on session,  you will also learn the most important techniques of the Master Chocolatier .....with a whole array of delicious chocolate creations to take home afterwards :)

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Chocolate per person

Unlimited hot chocolate made fresh from the cacao bean to enjoy during your class!

To take home:

- 3 Deco Bars
- 3 Soft-Centre Bonbons
- 3 Choc-Dipped Fruits
- 3 Chocolate Truffles
- 3 Triple Choc Figurines
- 1 Hot Choc on a Stick

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Duration

1.5 hours

4

Price per person

2 participants: 60€
3 participants: 50€
4 - 9 participants: 37.50€
10+ participants: 35€

The MMM Chocolate Masterclass

Design, Make & Decorate Chocolate to your heart's content

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Workshop Description

We start off with a guided tour of the Chocolate Museum in which you get to explore the fascinating origins of cacao, including the little-known key role of Spain in the history of chocolate!
Enjoy the tour whilst sampling a selection of our delicious handmade & ethically sourced artisan chocolates paired with a glass of our organic wine or cava (or a delicious freshly prepared mocktail, in the case of children or anyone who doesn't drink alcohol).

From here, we head to the chocolate factory for a masterclass in chocolate-making made easy & fun by your Mayan Monkey Mijas hosts :)

1. Become a Bar Designer!
To begin with, make your own unique "Deco Bars" whilst learning to design, mould & decorate.
Choose from dark chocolate, white chocolate, regular milk chocolate & vegan milk chocolate as a base for the bars. In addition to the chocolate, select from a delicious assortment of 54 different ingredients with which to top your bars:

- nuts (e.g. pistachio, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts)
- dried fruits (e.g. cranberries, papaya, coconut, kiwi, cherry, aloe vera)
- seeds (e.g. poppy, sesame, sunflower, linseed)
- essential oils (e.g. bergamot, mint, lemon)
- spices (e.g. chilli, ginger, nutmeg, matcha)
- chocolate drops & cacao nibs

2. Make your own box of Soft-Centre Chocolate Bonbons!
We take you through all the steps & techniques of bonbon creation.
Casing is the technique of creating a chocolate shell thin enough that the chocolate breaks easily, and thick enough so that there is a wonderful contrast between the chocolate and the filling.
You will learn how to marble the bonbon shells, using liquid chocolate.
When it comes to fillings, there is such a huge selection on offer, and they are handmade onsite at Mayan Monkey Mijas. We have that many on offer that, if you wish, you can pretty much put a different centre into each bonbon! Take a look at the options:

- Passion fruit Caramel
- Argentinean Caramel
- Red Wine Caramel
- Pistachio Chocolate Praline
- Hazelnut Chocolate Praline
- Chocolatey Salted Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Nougat
- Chocolate Tahini
- Poppy Seed Chocolate Cream
- Caramelised White Chocolate
- White Chocolate Ganache
- Dark Chocolate Ganache
- Milk Chocolate Ganache
- Vegan Chocolate Ganache

Once the bonbon shells have been filled, you will then seal them with chocolate....and perhaps even decorate the base, eg. a piece of pistachio or candied fruit ;)
As soon as the bonbons are set, you will learn to carefully demould them and then decorate them using natural colours (oxides).

3. Robes of Chocolate
In this chocolate-enrobing segment, you will coat luscious strips of mango and freshly made cream truffles in chocolate and, waste not, want not: the remaining chocolate in your dipping cup becomes a hot choc on a stick, to which you can add warm milk at home :)

4. Bean-to-Cup
Learn to make the most exquisite hot chocolate from your own freshly-roasted cacao beans. It really is THE BEST hot chocolate you have ever tasted! During this hands-on session, in which you get to Roast, Shell & Grind cacao, you will also discover the theory behind the transformation of cacao into chocolate, including an overview of the processes in both the cacao farm and the chocolate factory.
Note: all the chocolate at Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory is made from organic and ethically sourced cacao. We are the only chocolate factory in Spain to be recognised by the NGO "Slavefree Chocolate":

https://www.slavefreechocolate.org/ethical-chocolate-companies

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Chocolate per person

Chocolate to enjoy on-site per person:
- During Museum Tour: wine OR cava or mocktail (1 glass p.p.) + chocolate (1 bonbon, 4 pieces of chocolate bark p.p)
- During Workshop: hot Chocolate made freshly from the cacao bean - as much as you like!

Chocolate to take home per person:
- Box of chocolate bonbons (24 pieces)
- Deco Bars x 3
- Chocolate-dipped fruits x 3
- Chocolate truffles x 3
- Hot Choc on a Stick x 1

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Duration

2 hours

4

Prices

2 participants: 75€ pp
3 participants:: 69.95€ pp
4 - 9 participants: 65€ pp
10+ participants: 59.95€

Have your very own Chocolate Adventure

15 minute "Express" workshops - 14.95€ per person -min two people

 1 hour "Chocolatier" workshops - 29.95€ per person (minimum four people)

90 minutes "Bean to Cup" workshops - 49.95 per person (minimum four people)

2 Hour Wine tasting & chocolatieering workshops - call
Corporate events - call