The manicured gardens, majestic mountains, picturesque scenery might be some of the reasons you would want to visit Ooty. But did you know that Ooty has India’s first Chocolate Museum? Yup! Chocoholics, this is the ultimate paradise, and museums couldn’t have been more delicious. The M&N Chocolate Museum is nestled in a corner of Tamil Nadu’s Ooty. It’s run by a local family who aim to create awareness about the benefits of chocolates, its production processes and pay tribute to nature’s sweetest blessing.
What’s In It?
This chocolate museum takes you on a journey right from the extraction of cocoa beans to the manufacturing of the chocolate bar. It exhibits both ancient as well as modern techniques of preparation of chocolate. You can understand the history of chocolate dating back to 1500 BC when Mayans prepared Cocoa drinks from Cocoa beans. The charts and posters adorning the walls will further enlighten you about the process of preparing chocolates.
The M&N Chocolate Museum has over 100 chocolates on display, making sure that every guest who enters this museum, will leave craving for a chocolate bar at the end of the museum tour. The museum has also entered the LIMCA Book of Records for creating India’s longest chocolate bar, which is 18 metres in length. The best part is that the museum also has a life-size mannequin which is dressed in clothes made out of chocolate. Apart from this, the museum contains structures and models prepared out of different kinds of chocolates.
Unleash your inner Willy Wonka at this chocolate paradise by trying to handcraft your own chocolates here, thanks to the do-it-yourself chocolate making kit. You can make your own chocolate and eat it too! Do take some delicious gifts back home as there are Premium, Vintage and Classic collections of chocolates which make for the best souvenir ever.
After all Ooty Chocolates have a unique taste that will tingle your palate with its homely, earthy and decadent flavours. You might have visited alot of museums but this is one of a kind, so the next time you plan on visiting Ooty, you know its time to take yourself on a chocolatey ride! If you love chocolate then Indulge In Mumbai’s Iconic Subhash’s Chocolate Sandwich At Matunga
Address: M & N Chocolate Museum, Ooty-Mysore Road, near HPF, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643005
Timings: 9 am to 7 pm
Cost: ₹20 per person
Contact: 0423 244 3666