History of chocolate is being re-told in Akmescit, capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine, where a chocolate museum was opened.
Opened in 2008, the museum used 1,5 tons of Belgian chocolate to tell the story of chocolate.
It took 6 months to make chocolate paintings and statues in a bid to tell the story of chocolate from Mayas to up to date. Every piece in the exhibition is unique and handmade. The most interesting item of the exhibition was the chocolate waitress serving chocolate on a tray. The statue was inspired by Swiss painter Jean-Etienne Liotard’s painting. More than 200 kg white chocolate was used to make it.
The exhibition has Emperor Crowns, Faberge eggs, and portraits of Christopher Columbus and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The museum is most proud of the chocolate model of Akmescit train station.
Chocolate masters prepare special chocolates for visitors. After touring the museum, visitors can enjoy handmade sweets and chocolates.