Now open: Chocolate Museum in Davao City

This may be the happiest place in the Philippines, for chocolate-lovers at least. 

The country’s first ever Chocolate Museum is opening at the Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City on Fri, Nov 18. 

The 230-square-meter Malagos Chocolate Museum is meant to promote the “tree to bar” Malagos chocolates, which have won international awards including the 2016 Great Taste Award in United Kingdom, and the 2016 Academy of Chocolate Award. The museum is also expected to help boost the business of small and medium entrepreneurs.

The museum is located right next to the chocolate factory in the Malagos Resort, where all the sweet magic happens.

Visitors can expect to learn how cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar. They can also make their own chocolates! Sounds like a fun family-affair.

“We are proud that through cacao beans, we can make chocolate products and sell them. The idea is to encourage the people to do the same such as having a small cacao then turned them into tablea or chocolate that they can also sell,” said the Malagos resort marketing manager Charisse Puentespina in a report by Sun.Star Davao.

Puentespina encourages other cacao growers to plant more trees to combat tha cacao crisis that might cause a worlwide chocolate shortage. 

With its 16,000 cacao farmers covering 6,000 hectares of land, Davao City is currently positioned to be the country’s cacao capital.

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