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Köln, Germany - 3rd June 2012

By: Shilo

Today was a great day because Mum took us to Cologne to visit the Chocolate Museum. And inside the museum is a chocolate factory.

This is a box made of crown caps. It comes out of east Africa.

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With this tool you can find out how heavy the bag with the cacao beans is

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In this show case we found a lot of different things, which were made out of cacao butter

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Then we went into the section with the chocolate factory.
This machine is a cocoa butter press out of the year 1899.

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This is a round conche out of the year 1920. It was used to ennoble the chocolate.

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The luke-warm chocolate paste is passed into the preheated moulds. The moulds then pass over a vibrating table so that the chocolate paste is evently distributed and any air bubbles can escape.
After this the machine wraps the chocolate into paper. This chocolate was given as a gift for every visitor at the entrance.

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This is a giant chocolate fountain. It looks so yummy and I hope I can taste a little bit of this chocolate.

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Oh great, dad was so nice and shared his chocolate with me

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Oh look I found some old Santa clause

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Doesn’t these chocolate cats look cool?

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The best thing in the factory beside the chocolate fountain is that you could design your own chocolate. You could choose which kind of chocolate you want and up to 4 ingredients which came into it. We choose white chocolate with cranberries, almond and crisps.

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Here we could see how the self-designed chocolate was made.

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After that we needed a little break

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I didn’t know that Years ago you couldn’t buy chocolate in supermarkets. You had to buy it in drugstores or get it out of cool looking machines

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I couldn’t imagine how long it will take to eat this huge chocolate ball

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Here we could see how the packaging of some chocolate products changed through the years

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On our way back to the factory we saw some old commercials

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Great we got our self-made chocolate. It looks really yummy.

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It was a wonderful day. We had so much fun and we learned a lot about the history of chocolate and how it was made.

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