Chocolate making in New York with Vimbly

When I visited New York last month, I deliberately planned to stay away from the tourist traps. Having been to the city twice before, I had been lucky enough to experience the main attractions of New York and only had a few more activities to cross off my wish list. I only had three days to explore, so I wanted to make the most of wandering around and taking in the ‘real’ New York.

When looking for things to do I stumbled across Vimbly, a ‘one stop shop’ for activities in the city. Whether you are looking to take your first aerial silks class, be educated on the art of wine tasting or go on a city harbour cruise – Vimbly has something for everybody.

They kindly invited me to pick something to do on my trip and as I was travelling solo, I looked for activities that would be suitable for one person. I settled on a chocolate making experience on the Upper East Side- figuring that I’d be able to go away with some treats as well as exploring a new part of the city.

The class was situated inside a chocolate shop on 79th street. I was slightly surprised to find that I was the only person taking part in the experience, especially as it was the weekend – but the sessions were very regular so slots may have been filled throughout the day.

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My experience lasted an hour, in which I piped out six chocolate bars into moulds and had great fun decorating them with various toppings. It was nice knowing that I could take the bars home for my family and give them something I had made personally (even if they weren’t as Pinterest-worthy as I  thought!). I even made up the packaging for my gifts and used the left over chocolate to create some ‘bark’ to take back with me.

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The staff were very friendly, there were no ‘hidden costs’ that you sometimes find with experiences – and it was just a really nice, relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning!

If you are undecided on what to do on your trip to NYC – Vimbly is a great site to give ideas that you possibly didn’t know existed!