Last week, we announced that New York City is getting its first chocolate museum, and now the time has come. This week, Choco-Story New York: The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres has opened its doors to the public — and it’s even better than we imagined.
At the 5,000-square-foot museum, visitors get to truly dive into the history of chocolate and its evolution, with original artifacts on display from the Mayan and Aztec civilizations to nineteenth-century Europe.
Visitors will also be able to learn about the journey of the cacao tree from the Amazonian rainforest and the origins of the chocolate we eat today.
The museum also includes nine premium chocolate tastings and hand-ground Mayan hot chocolate.
In addition to the tour, the museum also offers a chocolate making class so visitors can create and enjoy their own hand-made chocolate.
Choco-Story New York is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 350 Hudson Street in SoHo. Tickets for the museum are available online.