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“Only if you want to understand how they make pralines”

Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat)
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Only if you want to understand how they make pralines”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

A bit dissapointing since it's very small and the exhibitions are minimized to posters, dvd and voice over. Nevertheless, they show you the whole process of making simple pralines in their studio, and it's surprisingly easy. It's near Grand Place so if you have half an hour you can try this museum.

Visited October 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Not really a museum”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I was so curious about this place but it was kind of disappointing. You can try a few kinds of chocolate when you enter but the museum part consists of some pots in which they made chocolate in different eras, some chocolate clothes and a bit of history on some boards put on the wall. And that's it. The entrance for students is 3 euros.

Visited October 2012
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Stockholm
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“Quite average”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

I truly love chocolate and I expected a lot when I entered this place. However, the so called exhibition is quite simple and you could read everything about chocolate on Wikipedia instead. The only advantage is that you get the opportunity to taste a lot of chocolates for sale and the chocolate step for step: from the cooa butter to the 80 % chocolate. The demonstration of how to make chocolate in moulds in moulds etc. is quite average. This museum is in real need of refurbishing too.

Visited October 2012
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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“Not really that impressive”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Given how famous Belgium is for its chocolate (and well-deserved too, if you've ever tried the Godiva or Neuhaus products), one would have expected more from the "Musée du Cacao et du Chocolat", but in reality all the bad reviews already posted on here are kind of true - for chocolate "connoisseurs", this museum is a bit of a joke.

I remember my visit there 7 years ago and how disappointed I was about the fact that it was so small, mostly in French (at that time my French knowledge was pretty poor) and all in all kind of dull. I'm not saying it's COMPLETELY terrible, but it definitely needs an improvement - moved to a bigger space, with better displays and a better atmosphere in general.

In conclusion and sad to say, this museum is not really a must when visiting Belgium, you can go directly to the shops located in Grand Place and buy your delicious chocolate from the renowned manufacturers without having to experience the mild disappointment after exiting the Belgian Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate.

Visited October 2011
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Lacey, Washington
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“Chocolate lovers!”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Ahhhh this site was full of joy and tasty treats! Entrance fee is not bad when you are allow to taste delicious chocolates! The demonstrations and explanations of the use and development of the chocolate was interesting. The tour guide even will give you tips of how to make some of the chocolate topics at home!

Visited August 2012
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