March 12, 2013

Flash Blog: Chocolate

Believe it or not, I have been to two Chocolate Museums.  The first was in Bruges – a tiny and adorable town.  This museum offers a glimpse into how chocolate is made, shows how it has been packaged in the past, and introduces a knowledgable cocoa bean to dispel myths. 


Years later, I discovered that a similar museum had been opened in the center of Paris.  This new museum offers a completely unique display, also dedicated to chocolate, as well as an adjoining store that sells distinctive, single-origin chocolate.

My personal favorite is the milk chocolate from Vanuatu, which I find completely, irresistibly addicting!


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8 comments :

  1. I've been to Bruges,well passing through and stopped to by chocolates (hubby was ill so had to keep on to final destination). An excuse to visit again, to see the museum ;-). Fab post. x

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    1. Thanks :-) I honestly liked the one in Paris better, but that may be because of my company at the time. In Bruges, we happened to be there the day of their beer festival which was eye-opening, so if you do go back (and you or your husband like beer), consider timing it so you can do both in one day.

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  2. Chocolate museum sounds amazing. Never visited one.

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    1. They're pretty fun! I think there is a third one somewhere as well...

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  3. Oh, I'm jealous. I want to go to a Chocolate Museum now! *adds item to bucket list*

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    1. They both offer (limited) free samples, too ;-)

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  4. While I've never been to a chocolate museum, I have been to the Hershey factory in California. The rows and rows of hundreds of tiny chocolate chips coming along the conveyor belt was pretty cute. The huge vats of the peanut buttery innards for Reese's Peanut Butter cups was pretty gross (but I don't like peanut butter). And a free candy bar at the end of the tour!

    Linda Ulleseit

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    1. I don't believe I've been to the Hershey factory, but it does sound interesting - though with a very different approach from the chocolate museums. It sounds somewhat like the Heineken factory in Amsterdam: interesting tour and two free beers at the end!

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