Beenleigh chocolate heaven: see, hear and do
At our Beenleigh Chocolate Factory, you can watch the chocolatiers make chocolates, you can participate in a Choc’n’Chat to learn more about chocolate making and NOW you can also join a chocolate class or have a group party to make chocolates yourself!
SEE - It’s FREE to watch the chocolatiers making chocolates and visit the store
The chocolatiers are at work Monday to Friday and you can watch them make chocolates during these days (unless a tour is in progress). To have the best chance of seeing them making chocolates, the best times to visit are between 9 and 3.30.
Whilst the chocolatiers are making chocolates everyday, sometimes the chocolatiers may not actually be making chocolates when you visit, although they do their best to make sure you see something. If you have prebooked Choc’n’Chat tour or Store Visit, you will definitely see chocolate making.
HEAR – Want to learn more about chocolate and get a chocolate making demonstration?
Join a Choc’n’chat! This is Poppy’s UNIQUE VERSION of a CHOCOLATE TOUR. You will learn all about how chocolate is made whilst watching a demonstration of chocolates being made by our EXPERT CHOCOLATIERS. See Tours/Buses information below for detailed information.
Do – Always wanted to stick your hands in a bowl full of MELTED CHOCOLATE and lick your fingers?
Join a CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP and HAVE some FUN! Or even better, get a group of friends or workmates together and organise your own Chocolate Fun-O-Rama. What better way to BOND than PLAYING with CHOCOLATE?
(Note, it is true you will play with melted chocolate and convert it into some YUMMY TREATS but Poppy’s health and hygiene training means staff won’t let you stick your fingers into the chocolate tubs and lick it, unless of course, you bring your own tub).
We always welcome tours, groups and buses to Poppy’s for FREE store visits or our more interactive and informative Choc’n’Chat. Bookings are essential.
What is a Choc’n’chat?
A Choc’n’chat is Poppy’s UNIQUE VERSION of a CHOCOLATE TOUR. You will learn all about how chocolate is made whilst watching a demonstration of chocolates being made by our EXPERT CHOCOLATIERS.
- Poppy’s team will greet you with gourmet samples on arrival.
- The air conditioned viewing room allows a rare glimpse into the world of chocolate making.
- Poppy’s expert chocolatiers will explain the steps involved in creating our delicacies.
- You will be enlightened all about how chocolate is made, where it comes from and the difference between quality chocolate and cheap chocolates.
- You will have opportunities to ask your burning questions about chocolate.
- Includes a free sample of chocolates with the $9 per person
- Tour times – 11am & 2pm Mon – Thurs; Minimum 10 people
- The Chat takes approximately 15-20 minutes so allow about 45 minutes for your group in total (depending on the group size). Groups of 40-50 are split into 2 groups of 25.
Bookings are Essential
Please see FAQs for more detailed information.
You are also WELCOME to just come for a store visit. There is no charge for visiting Poppy’s factory. Please still book ahead for a store visit if you have a group of 10 or more. It enables the team to have staff available for your group and FREE SAMPLES to TRY, ready to provide to your group. Even if your bus makes a spur of the moment decision to visit us, please make a quick phone call so that the team can provide that TOP QUALITY SERVICE we are known for.
Do I need to book to just come and look?
Absolutely not. You do not need to book to come and have a look unless you have a group of 10 or more. If you are a group of 10 or more, Poppy’s prefer you to book just to ensure the best service Poppy’s can provide. If you do have 10 or more, you may like to consider a Choc’n’Chat tour. Please see the Tours information below for groups.
How far in advance can I book our Choc’n’Chat?
Bookings can be taken up to 12 months in advance. Please book using download the Booking Form via the button above.
Where do we park our vehicle?
There is dedicated car parking spaces that comfortably contain mini buses out the front. For groups arriving by coach, please indicate this on your booking form as there is a side access gate that can be opened for large coach parking.
Some of our group have mobility issues or are in wheelchairs. Do you have stairs, and is there a long walk from the car park?
There are no stairs at Poppy’s Chocolate. There is a small lip at the base of the sliding door entry. The car parking spaces are located on level concrete approx. 10 metres from the front door. Coach parking is on concrete approx. 20 metres from the front door. There is a slight upward slope towards the store from coach parking. Visits are welcome from your risk assessment team.
Do you have toilet facilities?
There are no public toilets available at Poppy’s Chocolate. Poppy’s can accommodate an emergency toilet stop for one person but not an entire busload of people needing to use the bathroom as the toilets are located at the rear of the factory and shoppers are not to be taken through the factory due to Health and Safety rules.
Do you have a café where we can have something to eat?
No, but the team do know of some fabulous cafes in the area, please ask us for further information.
Do you have EFTPOS facilities in your store?
Poppy’s accepts cash and credit/debit cards. Sorry, no cheques, Amex or Diners Club.
How do we pay for the Choc’n’Chat?
Payment must be paid in one full payment made on behalf of the entire group – please don’t ask the team to collect individual payments from each guest.
What if we don’t have time for the Choc’n’Chat? Can we just come and visit your store?
Yes, the retail outlet and the viewing room are open Mon – Fri, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Groups must still book and advise us of their approx. arrival time. Please see the booking form.
Can we go into the chocolate making area to look around?
No, our Workplace Health and Safety procedures don’t allow you to enter the kitchen, just as you wouldn’t be allowed to enter a kitchen in a restaurant unless you worked there.