Cocoa has been stimulating our sense of taste for centuries: from the spicy divine drink of the Maya and Aztecs to the popular sweet chocolate milk in Europe. If you know that more than three quarters of people love chocolate, it should come as no surprise that the fascination for this exquisite delicacy is very great. Choco-Story The Chocolate Museum, located in the historic House ‘de Crone’, on St-Jansplein in the heart of Bruges, brings the 4,000-year history of chocolate to life in word, image and taste.
THE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE IN WORD, IMAGE AND TASTE
The Chocolate Museum has 3 floors and shows the rich history of chocolate on the one hand and the ingredients and production process of the past and present on the other.
The Mayan room on the first floor tells the mystical life of the Mayans and Aztecs through beautiful, authentic objects. In the large room on the first floor, the use of cocoa by Maya and Aztecs is discussed in more detail.
On the second floor you will immediately get to know the varied ingredients of chocolate and the process from bean to chocolate.
On the third floor the health aspect of chocolate is explained. Chocolate is a source of good nutritional qualities and is increasingly being studied.
Before leaving the museum, it is best to visit the demonstration centre. Here you will find an understandable explanation of how to make the best chocolate, and what to do to obtain a beautiful glossy view and a crisp structure.
Visitors can also taste the chocolate products that are made especially for them on site.
They can also get to know the chocolate mass before it is processed into chocolate.
If you would like to learn more about the history and secrets of chocolate, the museum shop offers a solution. Here you will find literature on all aspects of chocolate. In addition, you can also go there for other nice souvenirs of your visit.
The Chocolate Museum is located in the Centre of Bruges, Wijnzakstraat 2, and is open all year round, daily from 10 am to 5 pm. The entrance costs 7 euros.