New York City Is Getting Its First Chocolate Museum

Jacques Torres is opening a chocolate museum called Choco-Story New York this week in Manhattan

We can only hope it’s very hands- (and mouth-) on.

New York is getting its fair share of delicious displays of culinary arts. First the Museum of Food and Drink opened in Brooklyn last year, and now Manhattan welcomes its first chocolate museum. The permanent ode to cocoa is headed by — who else? — Jacques Torres, New York’s most beloved chocolatier.

Besides the where (West Manhattan) and the when (there will be a press preview next week with an official opening to follow soon thereafter), not much else is known about the exhibits at Choco-Story New York, The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres. We’re hoping, however, that it will be a delightful modernization of an edible, hands-on Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory experience with more informative exhibits and fewer Oompa Loompas.

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Jacques Torres’ team has not gotten back to us yet with details, but we’ll be sure to update as soon as we know more about this sweet sightseeing destination.