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Travel the world through flavor

No matter what you already know about chocolate, Maya will lead you through a private tasting adventure to unwrap the depths and delicacies of chocolate. 

Travel the world through chocolate as you learn the subtle notes of various terroir and why they taste so different. After this, distinguishing high quality chocolate – and why it's important– will become second-nature. No prior qualification is needed, only a love for chocolate. 

You'll taste four bars of different origins from the best bean-to-bar makers we carry, and/or four different Chocolate Maya bonbons produced right there in our Santa Barbara kitchen. For palate cleansing, we offer tea and water between chocolates, but it is essential to come with a reasonably clean palate (i.e. no garlic, onions or coffee before the tasting)!

Private tastings cost $25.00 per person, with a two person minimum. Sessions last between 40 to 60 minutes depending on questions. Additional beverage pairings are available upon request.



From beginner to advanced

Our 2020 class schedule has been postponed to the global pandemic. Don't worry, though, we hope to be announcing new classes soon!


Personal & Professional Events

Chocolate for your fundraiser, workplace event, or party 

We are happy to cater chocolate or prepare gifts for any personal or private event. Surprise your clients or guests with personalized chocolates – including logos – or custom packaging, or choose from our existing flavor collection.
Boxes include:

  • 2-piece box in clear or solid red top


Weddings & Other Celebrations 

Memorable flavors for memorable experiences

We love special orders and flavors for happy occasions. Whether individual color boxes, ribbon, tags, chocolate flavors, or decorations, we are always excited to do something new!
Chocolate Maya offers a wide array of individual packaging for weddings, and our chocolates are always made fresh for the date.

You can request your own unique flavors or choose from our flavor collection. We also offer the option of custom decorations on each chocolate, including handmade cocoa butter paintings or special shapes and molds. Our goal is to help you remember this wonderful day with all your senses!

  • 4-piece box available in clear or solid red top
  • 5-piece box in clear top
  • 8-piece box in solid red top
  • 18-piece box in solid red top
  • 35-piece box in solid red top

Each box includes bonbons in a beautiful array of colors, your choice of ribbon color and your customized gift note