Caterina On Tour: I went to the Choco-Story museum and ate all the chocolate.

How I've found the perfect excuse to taste the finest Belgian chocolate

Caterina Falvo

Follow BILL's Italian reporter Caterina on her ultimate tour in Belgium. Pack your bags and let's go to the Choco-Story museum in Brussels.

I’m a cultural journalist in a foreign country. Since I’m in Belgium, some of the main topics to write about are beers, the Dutch language and chocolate. Lucky me!

The Choco-Story museum

Right next to the Grand Place in Brussels, there is a small, old building: that's where you can find the Choco-Story museum. The exposition inside the museum is not that big, but extremely interesting.

Not only do you learn about the cocoa beans by embarking on an educative trip around the world, you also fall in love with the chocolate cascades and get to taste authentic Belgian pralines. Just look at me in the video below, grabbing all the chocolate in the museum. Gnam!

 

"You don't know Belgian culture until you see a real Belgian praline being made right in front of you"

You start off with hearing exotic legends about cocoa from South America. Afterwards, you learn all about the many different ways of production. Your journey will finally end with a live demonstration given by the museum's kind Maitre Chocolatier. I've got to say: you don't know Belgian culture until you see a real Belgian praline being made right in front of you.

In the mood for a sweet visit? Check the museum's website and remember that your European Youth Card grants you a discount.

 

Hungry for more? Check out Caterina On Tour and discover all the Belgian destinations our Italian reporter discovered. Or even better, use your European Youth Card and check them out yourself.