Your Guide to the NYC Chocolate Museum
Yes, you're welcome.
Calling all chocoholics!
You can now learn all about how chocolate is made, where it comes from and even the process different civilizations went through to make their chocolatey treats.
I know what you're thinking, could a place like this really exist? It does! The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres in New York City wants to teach adults and children alike all about the origins of chocolate.
Willy Wonka would be proud (and probably a little bit jealous)
Jacques Torres, founder of The Chocolate Museum and Experience, holds the nickname "Mr. Chocolate" and is a renowned pastry chef.
He is a true expert on chocolate--he even grows his own cocoa beans!
In 2000, he opened his first Jacque Torres chocolate shop, and has since opened eight more locations (including a chocolate factory).
Do You Know How The Mayans Made Their Famous Hot Chocolate?
The 5,000 square foot chocolate museum is truly an experience, bringing its visitors through a tour of all things chocolate by a professional chocolatier.
The experience begins in the past, with a demonstration of how the Mayans made their famous hot chocolate. Of course, there is taste testing involved.
There are nine chocolate tasting stations along the way and a bon-bon making demonstration.
Kids can head over to a special area to hunt for artifacts and play chocolate shop owner.
You can expect your tour to last about 30 minutes.
If you're a real chocolate lover, you can schedule a 40 minute chocolate making class, available on Wednesdays and Saturdays, ahead of time.
Chocolate making classes allow you to eat your homemade chocolate and bring home the leftovers!
If You Are in NYC, You Can't Miss This Gem
The museum is open from 10am to 5pm, daily. It's located at the Jacques Torres shop, at 350 Hudson Street.
You can learn more about The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres and pick up tickets, between $10-15, here.
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