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Sunday, November 11 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Building a Chocolate Museum in Mexico

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What does it take to establish a Chocolate Museum right in the middle of where it all began: tropical forests among cacao groves? That was the challenge, and the work behind Uxmal Choco-Story gives visitors the opportunity to see cacao trees, along with the plants that provide the ingredients to make chocolate, including cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom. There is a sense of wonder when the public learns the history of chocolate through live demonstrations, seeing how chocolate went from a beverage (liquid) to a bar (solid). It is the enthusiasm of interactive learning that helps bond the consumer with the producers and retailers. And it is the hope that the audience will learn that the museum exists, that it is open to the public, and that appropriate educational elements can be incorporated in their shops to create a unique experience for their customers. A video that showcases Uxmal Choco-Story is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOf1ebtMWAE&t=5s


Louis Varela

Director, Mexican Chocolate & Gourmet Co.
Louis Varela is the a founder and director of the MC&GC, owner of Ki' Xocolatl brand. The Ki' Xocolatl shop was ranked one of the Top Ten chocolate shops in the world by National Geographic Magazine and is the best selling chocolate at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC and the Museum... Read More →

Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91

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