1. The Cologne Chocolate Museum: Cologne, Germany
Located on the Rhine River, this futuristic building gives visitors three floors of chocolate history to ponder, but the real center of attention here is the famous chocolate fountain. Museum staff dip waffles in the hot liquid for salivating guests.
2. Musee les Secrets du Chocolat: Geispolsheim, France
Complete with theater, tea room and gift shop that sells chocolate pasta, chocolate vinegar, chocolate beer and decorative antique chocolate molds, this museum is every bit as elegant as the country it represents.
3. Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Canada
This facility houses such tongue-in-cheek exhibits as statue of David replicas, a Dame Edna mural and an entire chocolate town. Aside from the eye candy, visitors are treated to real candy with a chocolate sample upon arrival.
4. Choco-Story Chocolate Museum: Bruges, Belgium
In addition to dedicating a section of the museum to the health benefits of chocolate, this museum also houses a quirky collection of chocolate tins that pay tribute to the Royal family.
5. Museu de la Xocolata: Barcelona, Spain
The sculptures at this museum are so impressive, you'll forget you're looking at chocolate. Subjects range from copies of serious religious works to whimsical cartoon characters.
6. The Chocolate Museum (Musee du Chocolat): St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Museum pays tribute to the Ganong Bros who were candy makers in the area and who have the distinction of introducing the world to the iconic heart-shaped chocolate box, many of which are on display here. The Museum features hands-on exhibits, interactive computer displays, collections of historic chocolate boxes and antique candy-making equipment. Chocolate treats are a staple all the time!
7. Choco-Story Chocolate Museum: Prague, Czech Republic
Chocolate may be a feast for the palate, but this museum is truly a feast for the eyes. Collections of stunning antique chocolate wrappers and demonstrations of the chocolate making process.
8. Candy Americana Museum, Wilbur Chocolate: Lititz, Pennsylvania
Started when the wife of the company president began collecting chocolate memorabilia at flea markets and antique shows, this now over-35-year old museum still admits visitors for free.
9. Chocolate Museum: Jeju-do Island, South Korea
While the chocolate workshop, "Bean to Bar" showroom and art gallery are all impressive, perhaps this museum's biggest draw is their working San Francisco-style trolley car.
10. Nestle Chocolate Museum: Mexico City, Mexico
Known more for its modern design and the speed with which it was built (by most estimates 75 days from start to finish), this futuristic building is an exhibit in itself.
11. Hershey: Hershey, PA. Do I need to say more?
Visit the Museum on Chocolate Avenue
And from Wikipedia: More Chocolate Museums:
Can I tell you how flattered I was that you stopped by my ghetto blog? Why haven't I been stalking your blog of wonderful chocolate treats all of this time? I am in fact dying for chocolate at this very moment. I might have to resort to the frozen chocolate chips in my freezer or I could get my kicks from your fabulous blog. Hope to at least tour the Hershey museum one day. Had no idea there were so many more! Thank you!
Kasha, your German Chocolate cake stuffed with cheesecake (do I have that right?)is outstanding! glad I stopped by.
I love being a museum intern, but can you imagine interning at a chocolate museum? Yum!
I love being a museum intern, but can you imagine interning at a chocolate museum? Yum.
Goodgolly I just found your blog and find myself immersed in chocolate joy! Wondrous recipes and delightful info!
If you wander to the Midwest this weekend you should stop at the 25th Anniversary ChocolateFest 2011 in Burlington, WI on May 27-30...great fun, lots of yummy chocolate and exciting events for every age.
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