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“Interesting and Tasty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of ChocoMuseo

ChocoMuseo
4a Calle Oriente #14, Antigua 502, Guatemala
502-7832 4520
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Antigua
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Cacao and chocolate museum in Antigua, Guatemala. Learn about the history of cacao, the cacao tree and cacao in Guatemala. ChocoMuseo has its own artisanal chocolate factory which makes chocolate from organic Guatemalan cacao beans. ChocoMuseo also offers chocolate workshops to make your own chocolate. A unique experience for the whole family.
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“Interesting and Tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a fun place to visit. The displays about the history of chocolate are interesting. While the price of the various chocolate bars, etc, are not cheap, they are delicious!

They offer classes and a little cafe.

Visited February 2014
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“Learn and enjoy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We took the choclate making class and had a great time. Two hours later we had a better knowledge and appreciation of all things cocoa. Eat what you make and buy more. DonQ

Visited January 2014
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“Interesting, but not necessary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

There is a small museum about how they make coco, which is interesting. The demonstration on how to make chocolate was pretty routine and overpriced. It seems like the focus of the museum is to sell you chocolate. They have a nice cafe in a courtyard - the hot chocolate is amazing!

Visited February 2014
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“Nice experience from a chocolatier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Staff friendly. Pretty good chocolate and they conch their own chocolate from chocolate liquor (crushed nibs) and you can see the process. Their brownie and their drinks are delicious. Choco lala under the arch has a more refined and a better tasting 70 % chocolate.

Visited January 2014
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“OK, but over-rated and a little too slow moving”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We went primarily because the Trip Advisor reviews were so darn strong, but we were disappointed.

Keep in mind the classes can be quite large. Ours had 17 people in it, but the class following ours only had 1. I think a smaller class would have been more fun.

Your 2-hour basic class will start with a pretty boring history of chocolate. OK, but nothing revelatory. We then had a tour of some of the modern machines, but they are just stainless steel from the outside. Not all that exciting.

We got to mix chocolate with various ingredients. That was my favorite part of the class. Loved their candied orange and cardamom! But be careful-- there was a tiny pebble in something that I almost chipped a tooth on. But this was really fun. I made lots of different combinations (pick a tray that has as many smaller chocolates as possible because getting to mix in different ways is really the fun part, I think).

Finally you make Aztec hot chocolate and a more traditional hot chocolate. This wasn't as much fun.

Overall, I would say OK, but no where near the highlight of a trip. The class was about $22.50 if you keep track of those things in U.S. dollars--a lot for what it is. Try to get a smaller class if you go and keep your expectations a little lower.

Visited January 2014
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