What would Belgium be without chocolate? When you’re walking through the city center of Bruxelles you can find numerous small chocolatiers offering their products (even in the shape of the Manneken Pis, obviously a famous souvenir) and the shops of famous brands we all connect with the country (like Godiva or Leonidas). Belgians love chocolate and say that theirs is the best; because they select the best cacao, use the best ingredients, and have the best production process.
It is therefore no surprise that Bruxelles has an own chocolate museum, the Choco-Story close to the Manneken Pis. Yes, it is rather commercial and tourist, but you can learn quite a lot about the original, the history and the production of chocolate. Did you know that already the Aztecs and Maya had chocolate drinks? Or that the most cacao today is imported from the Côte d’Ivoire? This small museum gives you some knowledge, you can also observe the production process and try something sweet. By the way: white chocolate (or Masse Yvoire) is the best of it all. 😉
Rue de l’Etuve 41