Everything you always wanted to know about the history of chocolate is here, from its rise in the Americas, where the 2,000 years ago Mayans were already using cocoa beans as currency as well as to make a beverage; to Spain, where it was introduced by the conquistador Hernando Cortés; and then to France, where it was brought by the Jews after their expulsion from Spain and Portugal. In 1635 it arrived in Belgium, now one of the foremost countries in chocolate production. On display are delicate porcelain cups, some extraordinary chocolate sculptures, and even come clothes made of chocolate. You finish with a demonstration of its production that will make you ready to tackle the superb chocolate shops that fill the streets of Brussels.