Whenever somebody says ‘sweet’, we immediately start thinking of a brown bar, melting right into our mouths. Chocolates are the most popular sweets and chocolate lovers have not limited their love just to candies. Chocolate-flavoured drinks, candles, perfumes, soaps and whatnot are available these days. However, some chocolate aficionados have gone a step ahead and have dedicated chocolate museums.
These chocolate museums not only exhibit the history and production process of chocolates but also have chocolate tastings, workshops and a souvenir shop for the visitors. World Chocolate Day 2023 is celebrated on the 7th of July every year.
So for the lovers of chocolate celebrating World Chocolate Day 2023, here is a list of 8 tempting chocolate museums around the world that you need to add to your travel bucket list.
1. Cologne Chocolate Museum, Germany
Centrally located in Köln, the Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum is one of the oldest chocolate museums to add to your travel bucket list. Here you can see a tropicarium, chocolate-making machines, chocolate moulds, historical vessels and to everyone’s delight a 3-ft high chocolate fountain.
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Timings: Everyday, 10 am- 6 pm.
2. Choco-Story Chocolate Museum, Belgium
Belgian chocolate is famous worldwide and so is the Choco-Story Chocolate Museum in Brussels. Get indulged in the exhibits and live demonstrations with a master chocolatier. Belgium also has chocolate museums in Bruges and Antwerp.
Timings: Everyday, 10 am- 5 pm.
3. ChocoMuseo, Peru
Chocoholics cannot miss out on a visit to Peru, where chocolate actually grows. Peruvian beans are the best to make chocolates and the ChocoMuseo rightly honours it. Visitors can try joining a cooking class or chocolate-making workshops. One can also learn about the entire chocolate-making process right from harvesting the cocoa to tasting the chocolate.
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Timings: Everyday, 9 am- 6: 30 pm.
4. Xocolate Museum of Barcelona, Spain
The Xocolate Museum of Barcelona takes its visitors on a visual journey about the evolution of chocolate from the 18th century to today. This makes it one of the world’s top chocolate museums. They also have several chocolate sculptures and illustrations on display. Pick up a chocolate souvenir to enjoy at the end of the tour.
Timings: Tuesday- Sunday: 10 am- 7 pm
5. Ganong Chocolate Museum, New Brunswick, Canada
New Brunswick is also known as Canada’s Chocolate Town as it honours Canada’s oldest chocolate company ‘Ganong’. Behold and get blown away by unique experiences like hands-on exhibits, computer displays, antique chocolate equipment, unique chocolate boxes and important buildings in the town relating to Ganong.
Timings: Everyday, 9:30 am- 4 pm.
6. Perugina House of Chocolate, Italy
Italy is famous for its wines and cheeses, but this chocolate wonder is a surprise. The grounds of this chocolate house cover a historical chocolate museum, a chocolate factory, a school of chocolate and a gift shop.
Timings: Sunday/ Wednesday- Closed
Rest days- 9 am- 5:30 pm
7. Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania, USA
The well-known Hershey’s chocolates have a kingdom of their own. The Hershey’s Chocolate World transcends you into not only the company’s origin story but also tasting experiences and a tour of a Chocolate Lab.
Timings: Everyday, 9 am- 5 pm.
8. Chocolate Museum, Malaysia
This Chocolate museum in Malaysia is a one-of-a-kind chocolate museum. It not only educates visitors about the evolution of chocolates but also the first chocolate companies the health benefits of chocolates, chocolates in the Industry, chocolate kitchen and chocolate galleria. One can enjoy more than 100 chocolate brands at this museum.
Timings: Everyday, 10 am- 4:30 pm
In conclusion, the world’s top chocolate museums offer a tantalizing blend of history, culture, and pure indulgence. These immersive destinations serve as gateways to the captivating realm of chocolate, where visitors can delve into the rich heritage and craftsmanship behind this beloved treat. From the meticulous process of transforming cocoa beans into delectable bars to the innovative creations that push the boundaries of flavour, these museums provide a feast for the senses. Step into a chocoholic’s wonderland, where artistry and science collide, and allow yourself to be transported into a world where chocolate dreams come true. Whether you’re a connoisseur, a history enthusiast, or simply a lover of all things sweet, these premier chocolate museums promise an unforgettable journey that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the magic of chocolate.
Tempted to visit one of these chocolate museums around the world? Have you visited any of these Chocolate museums? Share your experiences in the comments below.
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