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Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

This museum is 4 floor covering the history of chocolate. It was interesting but not fantastic. The best part was the demonstration at the end where you then get a sample.

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

This really is a history of chocolate. The museum starts out a bit slow, but there is so much detail and information, it is hard not be drawn in. Plus, they give you a piece a chocolate at the end.

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Paying 8 euros per person only to leave with one chocolate in my stomach was a major disappointment. The "museum" focused on Mayan culture and how they processed chocolate more than anything else. There was good English information but the displays were silly, the playmobile dioramas especially. The only good thing about the tour was watching a staff demonstrate how they make the chocolate in the molds at the very end of the tour.

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Reviewed October 19, 2011

If, like me, you worship chocolate, then this is the place to go. You'll learn a lot about the production and extraction of chocolate, and then you can watch a very skilled artisan effortlessly produce a tray of delicious (and yes, you are allowed to try them) caramel and chocolate hearts. Divine.

Date of experience: October 2011
4  Thank CLHScott
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

The museum offers an interesting insight in the history of chocolate and how it came that Belgium is so famous for it. The good point is that you will leave with a lot of knowledge that you might want to impress your friends with. But it really gets exhausting reading all this information which comes in English, Dutch, French and Spanish.

The information is spread on four floors and two movies are running on the 3rd and 4th floor. Skip the small green room on the 3rd floor which is supposed to make you feel like you are in a rainforest with cheap wallpaper, plastic tree and stuffed animals in big jars. The TV that shows a short documentary is ridiculously tiny. Instead, head to the big screen on the 4th floor which shows a slightly longer documentary in French and Dutch with English subtitles.

Apart from the never ending reading walls, I wish this museum would offer a more authentic and interactive experience. The little bits and pieces you see (a reconstructed praline shop, collection of pralines boxes, shapes for making pralines, collection of kitchen utensils and lifesize plastic dolls in between) don't brighten up the visit.

Be prepared to spend at least one hour wandering around and taking in a lot of information. Finish the visit with a demonstration of how to make pralines, at the time of our visit run by a young man who easily switched between three languages which he was completely fluent in. You get one praline as you leave the room.

I found the "souvenir" shop a big disappointment. It is pretty much limited to small bags of pralines with the same filling and big bags of different chocolate (probably most suited for cooking/baking). Note that no cards are accepted for payment, only cash.

I do not recommend this museum unless you don't know what to do with your time. Instead, two adult tickets (7 Eur) will get you a box of handpicked pralines at a good chocolatier

Date of experience: October 2011
3  Thank UrbanMoose
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