I went to Cologne for the first time in 2012, the first time I attended H+H Cologne. As I was leaving I heard about the Chocolate Museum, and I was sad that I didn’t have time to go, so this year, I really wanted to go. I’ll post later about H+H, but clearly the priority here is CHOCOLATE! So, here are some photos.
An amazing chocolate version of the Dom. It was huge, and very intricate. Some conclusions I came to about this: 1. It probably took a really long time to build. 2. It’s probably been there for a while, and although it looks delicious the chocolate is probably stale. 3. Despite the rope around it there’s a good chance it’s been sneezed on.
When you buy your tickets they give you a few little chocolates. Later on in the museum you see the machine that makes the chocolates! It’s super nifty. Chocolate casualties. The lady putting the chocolates into bags. Reminded me of that episode of I Love Lucy. And, of course, these are available in the gift shop! There were a lot of big chocolates. This crazy spinning machine that chocolate molds go in, to get rid of the air bubbles.
A view of the giant molds they had on display. A CHOCOLATE FAUCET. Where’s mine?!?!?!
They also had some really cool displays of old chocolate merchandising, props, and even a room that played old chocolate ads in German! Some of the display items are a little racist…
“Hey, let me take a photo of you guys” Tyler disappears, Leanne gives me a face, Stef smiles, and Brian closes his eyes and hides the baby…
If you’re in Cologne, I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to the chocolate museum!