The view of Prague from the Petřín Lookout Tower, 2010
On a summer day few years ago I visited a chocolate museum. I was in Prague on my own and I was utterly charmed by Prague’s beauty. I don’t remember anymore how I found out about a chocolate museum but I put it on my to-do list for Prague because… Well, do you need a reason to visit a chocolate museum?
Muzeum čokolády, Choco-Story Praha is located in Celetna street which is near the magnificent Old Town Square with its fairy-tale church (the Church of Our Lady before Týn ). Upon entering the museum and paying for the ticket I was given some milk chocolate. I believe there would be more museum visitors if all museums implemented such strategy 🙂 I wandered around this small museum munching on my chocolate. I read about the origins of chocolate and about Aztec culture. Then I watched a short documentary film about the production of the chocolate. It was very informative but I also found it a bit sad because all the money from the chocolate consumption goes to big international companies who produce chocolate bars and pralines while the countries that grow cocoa beans are still poor. Unfortunately, that’s the case with most resources. Then I browsed chocolate wrappings from all around the world and rejoiced when I found some very old ones from Croatia.