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ChocoMuseo
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Cusco ChocoMuseo: From Bean to Bar Chocolate Workshop
Ranked #18 of 167 things to do in Cusco
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Owner description: Cacao and chocolate museum in Cusco, Peru. Learn about the history of cacao, the cacao tree and cacao in Peru. ChocoMuseo has its own artisanal chocolate factory which makes chocolate from organic Peruvian cacao beans. Finally ChocoMuseo offers chocolate workshops to make your own chocolate and cacao farm tours to see how real life in a plantation is. A unique experience for the whole family.
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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

The chocoMuseo is a definite must when in Cuzco. The chocolate-making course is great fun and knowledgeable, and there is an informative museum attached to it where you can learn everything you might want to know about the history of chocolate

Visited November 2011
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“Chocolate Stuffed Bread to Die For!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Although the museum lacks some information it has a very delicious side to it! After looking to past chocolate publicity and reading some interesting facts clearing out misconceptions that we still have about chocolate (that it causes acne, cavities,etc...) the only thing you want to do is get a taste of this adictive product.

They offer 2 specialty hot chocolates: Mayan or European style. Both are served in a "build your own chocolate" style. With the mayan they bring you the milk, the melted chocolate in another glass and in another recipient the secret ingredient: "aji picante". I lived in Mexico quite a time and learned that hot chili can be mixed with everyhting, so I loved this combination! Plus, since it comes separated you can control the amount of heat you want in it. My friend ordered the European which is a more classic option. The chocolate and milk are served separated as well so you can mix, but instead of "aji picante" the additional ingredients are cinnamon sticks and cloves. Both were delicious and perfect to help you deal with the cold weather. Please don't forget to accompany your chocolate with their specialty breads: raisin stuffed & chocolate stuffed. Both melt in your mouth! They are so good we went twice to get them!

They offer chocolate workshops where they teach you how to transform the cocoa into the yummy chocolate bars we eat. I would have loved to take them, but they last 2 hours and we were tight in time.

They sell all sorts of chocolate. A little expensive, but way delicious! My personal favorites were the unique flavors: aji picante, coca, saltine & oreo stuffed!

A delicious way to start your day in Cusco!

Visited September 2012
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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“Amazing Chocolate!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you are in Cuzco, you must go to the ChocoMuseo! The museum itself is great and very informative. However the best part is that when you go, you get a free taste of "chocolate tea" made from cacao beans. Also, their hot chocolate is amazing! It comes with liquid chocolate, cream, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper and you can mix it to your liking. The taste is incredible -you know the chocolate is extremely high quality. Plus it is fair trade, which makes it even better. You can enjoy your chocolate on the balcony overlooking a plaza which is a great experience. I was in Cuzco for several months and visited this place several times.

Visited October 2011
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New York
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“A delicious way to acclimate to altitude”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

If you need to stay in Cuzco to acclimate longer than you need, the ChocoMuseo is a really fun way to pass the time. They have small groups where you see how chocolate is made from scratch all the way from the bean and you actually make the chocolate yourself! You then get to personalize your flavors and take it home which could make a nice gift if you don't eat all of it first!

Visited July 2012
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“Good for a short visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

A fun little place. Good if you are traveling with kids. Situated inside a private courtyard, it's more like a little cafe, where you can read the history of chocolate on the displays. The have chocolate workshops for the kids, but they were ridiculously expensive so we skipped it. It's free to go in and look around, they give a free sample of cacao husk tea. Everything else is for sale, at tourist, not local prices. You can buy local fair trade chocolate bars at the local market for much less. Nevertheless, a good stop for a mug of chocolate!

Visited July 2012
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alaschneid68, Owner at ChocoMuseo, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Hello Senorheath,
I am glad you liked ChocoMuseo and had a nice time while you were there.
Let me explain just the difference in prices between our chocolate and the one you will find at the market: The chocolate produced by ChocoMuseo is made from some of the best Peruvian organic cacao beans, refined and conched on site. All the process is artisanal and bars are wrapped by hand inside the museum. The chocolate you buy from the local market is either imported chocolate or industrial basic chocolate. This may explain the price.
As for the workshop - the cost is 28 US$ and includes a hands on workshop where you learn all the process from the cacao tree to the chocolate, prepare three chocolate drinks and in the end leave with 15 US$ worth of chocolate prime quality that you made at your taste. I can't see what is ridicule in this price. You would do the sams in New York City or Paris and would cost 80 US$.
I hope you now understand more the work we are trying to do with Peruvian cacao farmers.
Sincerely,
Alain Schneider
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