Visiting the World of Chocolate Museum in Orlando won’t make you sick of chocolate. No, it’ll probably just make you hungry for chocolate.
I’m not here to tell you whether you’d enjoy this museum. If chocolate’s your jam, you’re gonna jam hard; if it isn’t, you’ll see some neat stuff but you’ll broil in agony at everyone else enjoying their onslaught of free chocolate samples, chocolate pieces for sale, chocolate drinks, chocolate miniature cakes, and chocolate sculptures.
You heard me.
Take the tour. You learn a lot of history. It’s not exactly a gauntlet of secrets, but information you’ve heard here and there without clinging to: that the Aztecs first found cacao seeds; that Hernán Cortés first brought chocolate to Spain; and the drink that began a worldwide phenomenon. This and that. Whether you’re into the history or not, the walk-through is worth what might be the best hot chocolate you’ll have in your life. If you drink six samples like I did, you get to really bask in the flavor.
The tour is punctuated – hard – by a literal world made of chocolate. It’s bakers’ chocolate, the kind you wouldn’t want to eat even if you could throw down a 300-pound chocolate Great Wall of China, but let’s have a look: