Every other Friday from 3pm-7pm   |   Starting Sept. 16th, 2022

Call to reserve a spot, 646-369-7277

This Workshop supplies everything you need to design your own uniquely flavored Craft Chocolate Bars/Barks and create a wooden Box/Package to put it in. The activities are self guided and individually paced depending on your choice of the 10 activities (below). Perfect if you love chocolate & love making unique stuff and want to spend some creative time with someone special.

Each Activity has an estimated time frame and can be mixed with other activities as a Combo. If you don't choose to make your own chocolate you can always fill your handmade decorative Box with Chocolate from our little Shop at a 15% Makers Discount! This is a fun way to make a personalized Gift for someone.

We will be serving Iced Cacao Husk Tea, Hot Cacao, Chocolate Shots and some fun chocolate munchables to enjoy while you are getting creative (additional cost). BYOB + glasses & opener.

LOCATION - 4141 State Street E-1, Santa Barbara, CA
All workshops are held at Menchaca Chocolates Factory/Shop in El Mercado, right off the 154 highway. We are halfway in and to the right!

** Choose from the  ACTIVITIES below. Reserve a table by calling 646-369-7277 **



bar tools


  • 1 Bar (3.5 oz) - $14    
  • 2 Bars (7 oz) - $28   
  • 3 Bars (10.5 oz) - $40

Build your own custom Chocolate Bar. After choosing your Dark or Milk Chocolate, you will be given a mold of warm chocolate where you can then add your desired toppings to create a one of a kind bar. While the bar cools, you'll complete the process by painting the wrapper, naming it, and then signing it using the available art supplies. Once your Bar has hardened, you'll wrap it in foil, heat seal it, and attach your newly personalized wrapper. Each bar weighs approx. 4oz. with inclusions. Takes about 20 - 45 mins.


Make a Box only!

  • Small Box (3x3x3) - $16 
  • Medium Box (6x4x2) - $20
  • Large Box (9x7x2) - $36 (add 15% off Shop Chocolate) 

Make a Box & Chocolate!

  • Small Box (3x3x3) and 7 oz. 2 Bar or Bark Build - $34  
  • Medium Box (6x4x2) and 7oz. 2 Bar or Bark Build - $38

Create your very own hand painted Chocolate Box! The Box’s are raw wood and have a metal hinge. The ART BAR is filled with many different art supplies to inspire your personalized Box design. You then have the option to make your own Bars or Bark to fill your box! (additional charges) Or you can  fill with your choice of chocolates from our little Chocolate Shop.  

Time varies with size of box and how elaborate you decorate your box! Approx. 30 mins to 1 1/2 hrs.

Available Art Materials:

  • acrylic paint pens
  • ink pads & stamps
  • Stickers & rub on transfers
  • paint daubers for stencils
  • colored pencils
  • Ink brush pens
  • fine liners
  • washi tape 


  • Bark Only (9x6) 10 oz.  - $26
  • Bark with Medium Tile (5x7) 7 oz. - $30 
  • Bark with Large Tile (9x9) 14 oz - $45

The "Bark Only" activity is simply choosing from Dark, Milk, or swirl and then topping it with your choice of 15 inclusions. Inclusions vary but expect things like dried fruits, roasted nuts, and other seasonings.

The Medium and Large Tile activity is the same as the above Bark activity but includes hand painting and embellishing the wooden tray, the Bark is poured in.  Comes with a little wooden hammer to break apart your Bark and serve. Makes for a wonderful gift to bring to a dinner party! Approx. 1 lb. of chocolate. Workshop will take approx. 45 mins. 

4 - Mr. Menchaca's Magical Micro-Batch CHOCOLATE FACTORY TALK 


A "five senses" run through on how chocolate is made and how the machines work to turn a cacao pod into creamy, snappy, smooth delicious CHOCOLATE!  Includes lots of free tastes, smells, sounds and feels too! 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Workshop Fridays!!


If you are team building, a group or a Birthday/Bachelorette Party, please call 646-369-7277 to set your own private Chocolate & Art Party date and time. Art instruction, your choice of a theme, art supplies and chocolate are all included. $425 for up to 10 people (approx. 2 hours).

We will be creating special Themed Workshops around each of our six Chocolaty seasons in addition to the above regular Friday Workshops:

Dia de Muertos (Halloween), Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter,  Mothers Day & Fiesta!


The Chocolate ClubFor the chocolate lover who wants to document the adventures of life through the experience of making chocolate and it's artful /reusable packaging, Join the Chocolate Club.  We will send no more then one email a month, to give you the dates and Workshop project details.

Chocolate Club Membership includes:

  • Notification via email, 1 week prior to the release of a new Storyteller's Chocolate Experience.
  • Ability to pre-order the limited edition Storyteller's Art Box of Chocolates.
  • A special invitation to participate in the Chocolaty Creative Shot Contest by simply creating an interesting photo of you and our chocolate by  Tagging us at @menchacachocolates to be entered to win a bag of chocolates for that season.
  • A reminder to reserve a spot for the next seasonal Themed Art Box Making Workshop.
  • Opportunities to receive discount codes for sharing our seasonal launch posts on Facebook.

Scroll down to the very bottom and join by entering your email address below!