This article is not entirely written for those who loooove chocolate and are chocolate addicts like your dear writer. I guess it is a way to show you that in a few centuries, Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavours in the entire world! ‘Chocolate is in the air’ 😀
In fact, chocolate has quickly become a ‘need’ for me and I could not live without it anymore, even if I know a few rebels who do not really like it. If cacao had not been cultivated and it had not been spread throughout Europe in the 16th century, I would not be the girl I am today 😀
Moreover, gifts made of chocolate molded into different shapes have become traditional on certain holidays now! Right now we can see that Easter will be here soon as we see the ‘phenomenon’ when we go to the supermarket… And it is the opportunity to find chocolate bunnies, bells, eggs, etc… From hot chocolate or chocolate bars to chocolate fountains to serve dessert fondue for instance, dark, milk and white chocolate are everywhere indeed!
Nevertheless, making and sculpting chocolate has become a real art… In Barcelona for example, you can find many museums, but there is an original one as well! Beware, chocolate addicts! This precise museum is dedicated to chocolate! Food museums are big in Spain in fact, as there is also a ham museum in Madrid 😀 Barcelona is not really known for its chocolate, but that is just the beginning of the museum weirdness!
The Museu de la Xocolata (‘chocolate’ in Catalan) proposes to tell you everything about the History of Chocolate and its origins, revealing secrets and famous recipes! And for your information, people can taste chocolate at the end 😀 This museum is not only dedicated to adults, because children can have access to numerous games and discover more about this food. What really caught my attention is not this Spanish museum in itself, because I have visited the Cluizel Chocolate Factory in Normandy and it was truly interesting, I have learnt everything about the discovery and use of chocolate there actually (besides, I had the opportunity to taste chocolate at the end of the exhibition too :p… ). But in this Barcelona museum, a huge exhibition takes place: little and great chocolate sculptures were made and can be seen there, like Don Quijote, Salvador Dali, Lucky Luke, Disney animated characters or famous buildings… Chocolate likeness of Ronaldinho and Messi even greet you at the entrance!
The Museu de la Xocolata was created in 2000 and is now very popular! The idea is original, the entry fee is not expensive, and who do not like chocolate?! 😀