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Choco-Story: Paris Chocolate Museum

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Chocolate Demonstration

Eddy Van Belle chocolatier's certificate

Outside the demonstration room at Choco-Story, a diploma showed that Eddy Van Belle (the museum's founder) was a member of the Confrerie des Chocolatiers de France.

Demonstration kitchen at Choco-Story

We entered the demonstration room and sat in an amphiteatre-like row of seats (left) facing the modern chocolatier's kitchen.

Chocolatier at Choco-Story Paris

Chocolatier with chocolate molds in Paris

A surprisingly svelte chocolatier demonstrated the use of silicone molds with a machine that melted chocolate.

Molded chocolates at Choco-Story demonstration

He used the molds to create pralines in the form of Choclala, the museum's cartoon mascot.

Chocolatier distributing samples at Choco-Story

After the short demonstration, samples were passed around for dégustation.

Chocolatier at Paris Chocolate Museum

The friendly chocolatier took time to answer questions from visitors.

Hot chocolate at Choco-Story Paris

As we left the museum, we couldn't resist buying a cup of hot chocolate in the well-equipped gift shop and bookstore. (We chose dark chocolate, which was given to us as a block on a large toothpick for dipping and dissolving in a cup of hot milk.)

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