The Mayas Monkey Mijas chocolate factory was born to create happiness, and to entertain through chocolate. From the outside, we look like a chocolate factory but inside, we are a “happiness lab”. Located in the main square of the beautiful town of Mijas, our facilities occupy more than 300m2. In addition to the factory, we offer a chocolate museum and an ice cream shop-cafeteria area overlooking the main, pedestrian and quiet square.
Memories are created from experiences! Instead of simply making and selling gourmet chocolate, our “unique selling point” consists of inviting visitors to participate in the production of chocolate inside the factory. The products are cold. In return, experiences leave their mark.
Activities for adults: While many adults have the preconceived notion that activities around chocolate are something for children, experience tells us that many times older people have even more fun than children - possibly because they did not expect it. Therefore, knowing that adults can be shy when trying new things, we have designed our adult program with the aim of overcoming the fear of being ridiculous.
Upon arriving at the chocolate factory, visitors believe that what they are going to do is witness a demonstration of chocolate and bar making. What they don't realize is that the bars will really make them themselves. Seeing how easy and fun it is to make chocolate, and being relaxed, they find it easy to get excited and connect with creativity and playfulness through chocolate making. The "inner child" has woken up!
Activities for families: because children are very vicious in their desire to enter the chocolate factory, and to satisfy their need for their own “Willy Wonka” experience, we have created the “Express Workshop”. This class allows the whole family to participate together in a short workshop. Each participant chooses between the three types of chocolate and the 45 decoration ingredients. At the end of the workshop, each one leaves with his three magnificent chocolate bars, a certificate and a huge smile (for us, the best sign of a job well done!).
After the workshop, while waiting for their creations, customers can visit the store to buy chocolates and raw material for making chocolate at home, and enjoy a cake or a freshly made bio ice cream, accompanied by a delicious hot chocolate, cocktail or coffee
»The participant learns to design, mold and decorate three chocolate bars» Having 45 ingredients to choose from. »And also at your disposal, organic chocolate: black, white and with milk» Short, fun and fun experience. »Chocolate per person: 3 bars packed in a package. »Duration: 10 - 15 minutes
»Guided tour of the museum» Clients know the “grandmothers” (the old machines that we have restored) »They discover how the wrappers are made in the beautiful Heidelberg printing press of 1934.» Chocolate tasting »Duration: 10 minutes
Chocolatero Master's Workshop.
*** The Chocolate Show is the best selling activity for adults;)
The experience begins with a guided tour of the chocolate museum, during which visitors learn about its origins, for example the role of Spain in the history of chocolate, as well as the entire production process from the beautiful cocoa tree to the finished chocolate bars
Then during an exciting hour inside the chocolate factory, each “apprentice chocolate maker” learns the guild's most key techniques, and ends up making three chocolate bars; three delicious chocolate-dipped fruits, three rich chocolate-coated truffles; three stuffed chocolates, three figurines painted on the three chocolates, plus a hot chocolate on a stick ... finally a good base both to present curriculum as a chocolatier as to set up a chocolate party at home!
The Chocolate Show *** After spending about 15 minutes enjoying inside the factory, its customers leave with three delicious filled chocolates and three bars made of organic and ethical chocolate.
The surprise of this activity is that customers will not know that it is they who make the tablets up to half of the activity.
We discover that if this is sold as a chocolate-making workshop from the start, adults doubt for fear of making a mistake. However, after relaxing inside the factory and witnessing a demonstration, your comfort and confidence levels increase. They love the experience, the feeling of achievement, as well as of course chocolate!