Various types of cocoa tree

In general, there are three distinct varieties of cocoa tree: – Forastero (yellow cocoa beans). This kind represents around 70% of the world’s production. It grows almost everywhere in the world, but mainly in Western Africa. Its cocoa is not very aromatic and, therefore, not very widely used for the production of fine chocolates. – Criollo (red cocoa beans). […]

Chocolate-based cosmetics

From the 17th to the 19th centuries, chocolate was sold in pharmacies. It was used for its many healing properties and as an excipient – that is, to improve the taste of certain compounds. Because we are convinced of the health benefits of chocolate, we offer a range of chocolate-based cosmetics in our store to […]

The museum is closed from 15.1.2023 to 9.4.2023 due to reconstruction. Chocotopia store stays open.