Sunday, 4 March 2012

Choco-Story or the Belgium chocolate museum in Brugge

When we travel and tell people we are from Belgium, many of them relate it to chocolate. That is why we decided to end our Brugge series with an article about Belgium chocolate. The Choco-Story museum opened its doors in 2004 and is very popular. We were surprise it was so crowded. It is located in a large house and on each floor you have a presentation of the history of chocolate. From cacao beans to chocolate bars, a movie and a real chocolate production unit. We liked the chocolate boxes, trays, porcelain, pralines, the shapes to make chocolate figures, and pieces of art in chocolate. There was also a painting of the chocolate fairy. We end the article with chocolate boxes of the Belgium Royal Family: King Albert and Queen Paola, crown prince Philip and princess Mathilde with their children.

Als we reizen en we vertellen mensen dat we van België zijn, krijgen soms de reactie, ha het land van de chocolade. Dit is de reden waarom we ons laatste Brugge artikel besteden aan chocolade. Het Choco-Story museum opende zijn deuren in 2004 en is zeer populair. We waren verbaast dat het er zo druk was. Het museum is gelegen in een groot huis en op iedere verdieping is er een tentoonstelling over de geschiedenis van chocolade. Van cacao bonen tot chocolade repen, een film, en een echte chocolade productiekeuken. We vonden de dozen, schaaltjes, porselein, vormen, en chocolade kunstwerken heel leuk. Er hing ook een schilderij van de chocoladefee. We eindigen het artikel met chocolade dozen van de Belgische Koninklijke familie: Koning Albert en Koningin Paola, Kroonprins Philip en Princes Mathilde met hun kinderen..

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Previous Brugge article: Historical trade houses in Brugge, “Tolhuis” and “Pijndershuisje” and pain

Previous chocolate article: Neuhaus, the Belgian chocolate and inventor of the ballotin

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17 comments:

  1. What a variety of chocolate related things they have! So did you buy or eat anything?

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  2. This is really so interesting to me, but have to say "Thank God I do Not Have that Large Chocolate Egg" in my house. What amazing molds, and I love the stove and the lovely boxes. Thanks for sharing this. very fascinating!

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  3. Ciekawe muzeum czekoladowych pyszności. Pozdrawiam. *** Interesting museum of chocolate delights. Yours.

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  4. Now this is definitely a place I'd have to visit in Brugge. I hope you bought some chocolates!

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  5. I spent a week-end in Bruges but that was before 2004 or I would have certainly gone to the chocolate museum. I am not surprised that it is crowded. The china boxes are very beautiful and the photo of the royal family is lovely.

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  6. Yes! Belgium chocolates are to die for! I'm a big chocolate fan! ^^

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  7. Now, i really like to try some Belgium Chocolate !

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  8. You have made my mouth water.

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  9. Bruges and chocolate ... a clever marketing campaign! It is now more famous for its chocolate than it is for its lace. I should visit that museum when I'm in Bruges, it looks interesting!

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  10. What a great palce to visit, especially for chocolate lovers. :)

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  11. wat een leuke serie over de Belgische chocola. Ik heb 4 jaar in Antwerpen gewoond, maar bleef in Rotterdam werken. Eens in de 6-8 weken moest ik voor de Rotterdammer collega's dozen chocola meebrengen. De winkel kende mij al dat ik in op bepaalde tijden zo 10 dozen of meer ging kopen. Iedereen vond de Belgische chocola zoooooo lekker. Groetjes Dietmjut

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  12. do I see a Manneken-Pis-fountain version "chocolat"?:-)))how funny and chocolaty:-)the collection of molds and boxes is good idea too...however I was expecting more cacao-choco-pictures;-) no dark-chocolate there?

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  13. I bet it smelled wonderful in there. Did you get free chocolate samples?

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  14. Wonderful! That's something we don't have so much of in Australia - you're lucky to be that close to such delights!!

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  15. Now that's a huge chocolate egg!! Wonderful series as always.

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  16. If i'm allow to eat all those chocolate, i wont mind staying longer in that house haha.. that #10 photo sure looks pretty =)

    Btw, I love Belgium chocolate!

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