Choco-Story Brussels is the result of an encounter between two families who were passionate about the world of cocoa and chocolate.
Choco-Story Brussels was created in May 2014 when the Van Lierde – Draps and Van Belle family united their efforts for the continual promotion of quality Belgian chocolate by opening their excellent educational, gourmet and great fun museum to the public. During the first year more than 75,00 people visited the Brussels Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate.
This year the Choco-Story has a new location, just a few steps away from the famous Manneken Pis, located in rue de l’Etuve. Now it’s “bigger, more interactive and still as greedy as before”.
As the visitor walks through the different exhibition rooms, she can learn the history of this precious commodity, from its origins to its transformation as a finished product. Samples of chocolate can be tasted during the visit and you can watch a demonstration given by the master chocolate-maker. Visitors are free to wander around the museum on their own or accompanied by a guide.
By visiting Choco-Story Brussels, you will learn how first the Mayas, then the Aztecs, grew cocoa trees, how the cocoa bean conquered Europe and how cocoa is made into chocolate. A master chocolate-maker will prepare pralines right in front of you.
Tasting chocolate is of course a part of the tour and there is a shop for those of you who want more!
Choco-Story is open from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.