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“A good place to stop in Granada”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of ChocoMuseo

ChocoMuseo
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Chocolate Museum Tour from Managua
Ranked #5 of 73 things to do in Granada
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Owner description: ChocoMuseo is the new Cacao and Chocolate Museum in Granada Nicaragua.It offers a great overview of the history, the nature and the manufacturing of the cacao and the chocolate. There is a chocolate factory located inside the museum and Cacao farm tours are offered..
Wayland, Massachusetts
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“A good place to stop in Granada”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

We stumbled across the Chocolate Museum as we were walking around Granada. It's an interesting place, with the history of chocolate in the Americas and then in Europe. We bought some of the organic chocolate bars they make, and wow! I like fine chocolate (OK, any chocolate!) but this was different from anything I've tasted before.

Visited April 2012
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“ChocoMmmmmuseo - do it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Making chocolate from scratch - What's not to like? Ok - the grinding needed a bit of muscle, but it was worth it. I liked the workshop, because the presenter was animated and it was interesting learning about the Mayan, Aztec and Spanish influence on hot chocolate. I just wish I could have taken all the chocolate home.

Visited May 2012
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Granada, Nicaragua
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“Breakfast was awful”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

We had a very unpleasant experience as the breakfast was really untasty. Where to start? The so called "Hash Brown" was only roasted potatoes, the omlettes were tasty but the eggs still raw, so uneatable. The Waffle was kind of chewy and the chocolate chips on it totally burned so we had to pick them from the waffle piece by piece. These are the same choclate chips they sell in their store so we definitely didn't buy them! Even the chocolate sauce was absolutely nothing special. To stay with the choclate: why don't they have Hot Choclate in a Chocolate Museum? To continue: the fruits they served were mad and brown and the coffee was the worst we've ever tried. They played annoying radio with loud advertisment instead of nice "breakfast music" (you know what I mean) and to top it all the service was unfriendly as the waitresses seemed annoyed to take our orders and never smiled. So in total: absolutely not recommended!
The museum instead was nice and informative.

Visited May 2012
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bigbodes, Owner at ChocoMuseo, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Since our breakfast is very popular and considered a great value, please permit me to just correct your misstatement of fact:
1. The potatoes are not "roasted" but rather fried;
2.We never use "chocolate chips", but rather cacao nibs, which are pure broken cacao beans with the husk removed (if you were expecting chocolate chips, it is understandable that you were surprised);
3.Our chocolate sauce is as pure as you can get, as it consists of only cacao and sugar, but for anyone accustomed to commercial sauces with all sorts of artificial ingredients, it's easy to see why it would be considered "nothing special";
4. We do offer Hot Choclate (sic) but there is an extra charge with breakfast;
5. We play CDs rather than radio;
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Granada, Nicaragua
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“Cacao Farm Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

My daughter and I recently took the cacao farm tour. It started with a boat ride where we saw howler monkeys and learned about their habitat. Once we arrived at our destination, we had a steep, but beautiful walk through the rainforest up to where the horses were waiting for us. We began our ride through a banana plantation which led to the cacao farm. All along the way we learned about different aspects of the area and the steps to get the cacao beans ready to be turned into chocolate. Our lunch stop provided a perfect setting. The views from the gazebo were breathtaking. Our guide, Ismail Alberto Bojorge Murillo, was prompt, knowledgeable and helpful in every way. The day was wonderful and we could not have asked for anything better.

Visited May 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Informative & Free!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

The museum traces the discovery of cacao, indigenous uses, European exploration, and more, up through modern times. It's logically laid out and easy to follow, and in addition to reading the explanatory panels, you can have a drink or dessert, or take a chocolate making class. I highly recommend the class; it was a lot of fun.

Visited May 2012
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