Belgium is obviously known for good chocolate, and they have lots of it. In both Bruges and Bruxelles, we went to see chocolate museums, which were both informative.
Let's start with Bruges' Choco Story. Sadly by the time we arrived there, it was 16:30, or 30mn from closing time. so we had to go through it quickly. Still, it gave a good overview of how cocoa beans were discovered, which birds ate them, and the complicated process to turn them into yummy chocolate :) (they also had a demo showing how to make a specific kind of chocolate):
pretty, that bird that eats the cocoa beans :)
the beans are colorful too
Choco frites, really? :)
all the reasons why chocolate is good for your health :)
A few days later, while in Bruxelles, we went to see the Chocolage Village Museum, which sure took its museum job seriously, and had even more displays:
yummy samples to try on the way out :)
fantastic model of the basilica
They also had a place where wthey were growing real cocoa plants:
chocolate is easy
I quite enjoyed their poster and comics collection too:
a 'mere' 15 steps...
you be a good boy and you get chocolate, simple :)