One of the world’s favorite treats can be enjoyed to its fullest at the Chocolate Museum & Café in Orlando, Florida. There’s more here than regular milk chocolate – chocolate from around the world can be found here, as well as gorgeous chocolate displays in the museum. There are various ways to enjoy a sweet adventure at Chocolate Museum & Cafe. The café provides plenty of menu items for a fantastic meal throughout the day, or go all out on a chocolate tour that ends with a delicious chocolate tasting. The Chocolate Museum & Café’s convenient hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. provide an all-day experience or plenty of time to stop by and be a part of experiences you prefer.
With guided tours running every hour on the hour, visitors can learn where chocolate comes from and how we’ve arrived at the cacao treat that the world has come to enjoy. The museum tours take visitors all the way back to the world’s first civilizations and teaches about how they enjoyed the treat. The tour then heads into the sculpture area, where there are 25 hand-carved “solid chocolate sculptures of some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks.” You may catch a glimpse at a chocolatey Mount Rushmore or fall in love with a deliciously-looking Eiffel Tower.
After a presentation and the sculpture viewing, visitors will learn how chocolate is made and about the machinery used to make chocolate, which ones have been retired and which are in use now. During the tour visitors are also given the chance to sample some of the “finest chocolate in the world” in one room. Top brands are sampled here as well and it’s a wonderful time for all kinds of chocolate lovers.
If the tour isn’t enough, enjoy some treats at the café. While there are chocolatey pastries to enjoy, the café also has house specialties, paninis and baked goods in case visitors want to have a full meal during their visit. The Café Lounge is available for your enjoyment without paying the museum fee and open around the same hours as the museum. If your favorite treat is wine, the museum offers a Wine & Chocolate tasting from 12 p.m. until close. There is also a Wine Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for visitors 21 and older to get $2 off of every glass of wine they purchase.
Prices vary at the museum. If you check out their website beforehand you may find a special deal or be able to plan your trip beforehand to give yourself more time to spend around the museum and café. There are specials for families and large groups or “date night” and “Fondue For 2” options.
One of the missions of the Chocolate Museum & Café is to actually bring attention to the health benefits of chocolate, especially chocolate that packs plenty of cacao. If you want to take some of your experience with you, the retail shop within the museum and café sells unique chocolate from around the world.