Everybody loves chocolate. We wonder about its fascinating origin, we fantasize about its mysterious powers, we love all stories about it, not to mention even the sheer delight of eating it.
Carolien Krijnen was the first tour guide in Antwerp offering a delicious and entertaining walk on this tantalizing subject.
We plunge into the history of chocolate and how it found its way to this part of the world. You will find out everything on this precious elixir that was used as a currency in the world of Aztecs and Maya’s, as a strong medicine in the 16th century and as an aphrodisiac at the court of powerful kings and emperors.
Carolien will tell (chocolate) tales and stories about Casanova, Madame de Sevigné, Charles V, Madame de Pompadour, Louis XIII yes, even about George Bush. You will learn why it’s good to eat chocolate and how it can protect you.
Not only will you live healthier when you eat chocolate every day, you will also look better since cocoa is wonderful for your skin..
A large part of the tour is dedicated to the history of the “praline” (filled chocolate). This Belgian invention from 1912 made our country world famous. And of course you will get a chance to taste some of the most delicious pralines in town, excuse me, in the world.
- From Tuesday till Saturday
- Duration: 2,5 hours
- Price: 25euro pp based on a minimum of 15 participants.
Info and reservation, click here.
Check out the extended version of this tour, ‘More Chocolate in Antwerpen‘
Only have one hour to spend? Check out the “Chocolat tour ‘light’‘