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“Disappointing visit and drink”
Review of ChocoMuseo Granada

ChocoMuseo Granada
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$105.70*
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Chocolate Museum Tour from Managua
Ranked #8 of 80 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
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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..
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We visited the museum for about half an hour. The posters on cacao and chocolate are informative and interesting. They are in English with only small plaques in Spanish, which we found weird, after all we are in Nicaragua. We asked about the chocolate workshops, but they are pricey at $19 per person (possibly plus tax), and the staff were quite pushy in trying to get us to make a reservation so we took the workshop at Pure instead (recommended).

The chocolate tastings were tiny and very ungenerous. We ordered a cold chocolate drink, which was tasty but not amazing and came in a cool cup. About a third of the drink was ice, and after tax and tip (added automatically!) the price came to $2.5. We thought it was overpriced, especially since at the parque (main square), a similar drink costs $1. Adding the service at an establishment where you do not sit down, and no service is provided besides preparing the drink, was not appreciated.

All in all, a somewhat disappointing visit. I came away with the feeling that this is more of a business than a labor of love.

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bigbodes, Owner at ChocoMuseo Granada, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

So you had a half hour FREE visit to ChocoMuseo during which you learned about cacao and chocolate, received FREE samples, and all you spent was $2.50 on a cacao drink (which is served at tables in a beautiful courtyard with FREE WifFi and you were "disappointed". Sorry, we are doing the best we can.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

$19 for a 2 hour workshop leaves you with a certificate, your very own hand made chocolate bar and a smile on your face. Staff was friendly and helpful and the teacher was very funny although he didn't remember my name :)

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

The place to go if you want to learn about the cocoa bean and the history of chocolate. The teacher was fun and the end result was our very own chocolate bar and workshop certificate. very cool!

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I used to live near the Museo and I can tell you first hand that I used to go there often and invite those people who had never been to try it. The breakfast brunch was very tasty and affordable, including fresh fruit juices, coffee, and the cacao tea, which is my favorite. My friends were always pleasantly surprised as well. And, it is free to visit there, not like the moron who wrote about it and lied; and they used to give you free samples of the chocolate before you would purchase. Anyway, another great attraction was the hotel that is connected, with all the great Art Deco furniture and light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, etc. Don't believe everything you read in reviews, go and see it for yourself, this place is great!

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

I visited ChocoMuseo, Granada, with my husband and two children, aged 6 and 8. We learned a lot about chocolate and had a lot of fun, too. Our teacher was enthusiastic and very funny and kept children and adults alike interested and involved. We learned about the evolution of the hot chocolate beverage from the Mayans to the Aztecs to the Spanish/Europeans and made our own samples of each. Although the kids didn't care for the taste (not nearly as sweet as Swiss Miss!), they weren't the least bit disappointed because they were having fun. We also made our own chocolate bars and the kids enjoyed the freedom to add their own flavors and special ingredients. We took lots of photos in our crazy chocolate-making aprons and chef hats and didn't stop smiling and laughing for the whole two hours!

Thank kasandfamily
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