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First chocolate museum in Beirut

2-1-2019

The first ever chocolate museum in Lebanon and the Middle East opened its doors in Verdun under the auspices of prime minister Saad Hariri and with the presence of the Belgian Ambassador to Lebanon. Choco-Story, tells the story of the transformation of cocoa into chocolate starting from the Maya and Aztecs civilizations up till the present day. During the opening ceremony, the museum’s chair, Mohamad Hashweh, introduced the project as a worldwide museum located in Bruges in Brussels, Paris, Prague, New York and Mexico. He said the venue embraces a training and instruction center on the making of chocolate for students and chocolate lovers allowing them to live the chocolate experience. Hashweh pointed out that made-in-Lebanon chocolate is very popular and famed in Arab countries, noting that the exhibition was opened to highlight chocolate manufacturers in Lebanon. (L’Orient Le Jour, January 2, 2019)

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