History you can taste... the chocolate museum

The sweet history of chocolate is assembled in New York's first chocolate museum founded by famed pastry chef and chocolatier, Jacques Torres.

For Torres, the museum is an opportunity to share his passion with others.

"I love to transfer the love that I have for chocolate and the knowledge that I have for chocolates to whoever wants to learn about it. So museum makes the perfect sense to bring a museum here around the store."

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A man gives a chocolate demonstration inside The Chocolate Museum in New York, U.S., May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Chocolate molds are seen on display inside The Chocolate Museum in New York, U.S., May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man gives a chocolate demonstration inside The Chocolate Museum in New York, U.S., May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
The outside of The Chocolate Museum is seen in New York, U.S., May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The space, located at Torres' flagship store, showcases artifacts from the Mayans, Europeans and includes interactive displays.

The museum explains that chocolate was first produced as a drink 5,000 years ago by the Mayan culture and was consumed to celebrate special events. Chocolate was later turned into an edible solid form by Europeans.

The museum opened in March 2017 and cost between $10-15.

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