This deals with the history of chocolates starting from the Mayans and Aztecs of the ancient Americas who used the cocoa beans extensively. The choco-story deals with the journey of chocolate from that era to the present times- a 2500 year history. The details of the production of various kinds and forms of chocolates can be seen here. There are over a thousand original artifacts related to chocolate production. After the tour one can get to sample the museum’s in-house chocolates creations.
Address of Chocolate museum in Bruges:
Sint-Jansstraat 7b, 8000 Bruges
Timings: Daily 10 am to 5 pm
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