To prove to you that chocolate is art and deserves to be honored, I came to talk about the chocolate museums! That, you read well, I wrote in the plural because after all there are several! There are at least 54 museums dedicated to chocolate.
As it is difficult to talk about 54 museums in a post, I selected the 6 that I found the coolest (including one in Brazil). If you paint the opportunity and you are walking through one of these cities, be sure to visit them!
1. Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum), Cologne, Germany
This museum, known as Imhoff-Stollwerck Museum, is a mandatory stop in Cologne – at least for chocolate lovers. In addition to teaching the manufacturing process, the museum tells the whole history of chocolate, from the pre-Olmec era to the present day. But one of its main attractions is a 3 meter high chocolate fountain! What a delight … Just don’t play and they’ll kick you out, huh?
The museum has a partnership with the company Lindt & Sprüngli, a symbol of international chocolate quality, that is: you need to know!
Source: Magdeburg – Top photo: Kitsch Kitchen
2. Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania, USA
Much more than a museum … Next to it, there is an amusement park for chocolate! In addition to learning about chocolate and being able to make your own bar, visitors have a lot of fun at the park’s many attractions, such as the roller coaster!
Best of all are the kisses that you will take from there …
Sources: Lifed / Fox5Vegas
3. Musée “Les Secrets du Chocolat”, Geispolsheim, France
In addition to offering workshops for adults or children (highlighting the workshop on how to taste chocolates – which between us must be very good!) And telling the story of chocolate in an interactive way, this place sells chocolate in every way imaginable, including chocolate paste, chocolate vinegar and chocolate beer!
So, would you have the courage to prove it?
Source: Turisme Alsace
4. Museu de la Xocolata, Barcelona, Spain
Nothing more, nothing less than works of art made with chocolate. You will see from cartoons made of chocolate, like the Minions, to very detailed sculptures, like the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Details that mesmerize and you even forget that they are made of chocolate.
5. Maison Cailler, Broc, Switzerland
The main chocolate consumers in the world could not be left behind when it comes to cocoa. In Switzerland, the Maison Cailler chocolate museum tells the story of the brand and also offers courses for those interested in learning how to make chocolate.
Sources: I went to Europe / Chocogeek
6. Mundo do Chocolate, Gramado, Brazil
Gramado has numerous chocolate factories. Some very good and others not so much … And of course there are many attractions with the theme. But this one, in particular, catches my attention. This is a project created by the chocolate brand Lugano, which in my opinion is currently one of the best in Gramado.
Like the Barcelona museum, the Chocolate World offers an exhibition of fantastic sculptures up to 4 meters high made with solid and moldable chocolate, including reproductions of Eiffel Tower, Christ the Redeemer and White House. It is a very cool tour that allows you to observe the creativity and skill of the sculptors.
Source: This World Is Ours
Once in Gramado, the gaucho here has another tip: be sure to eat the chocolate fondue! Seriously, guys, this is an unmissable attraction!
Cool huh? After that, I’m already packed!