The world’s largest chocolate fountain was erected in Switzerland thanks to Lindt Chocolate.
The famous truffle retailer launched the Lindt Home of Chocolate, the world’s largest chocolate museum, in Zurich in September. Inside the 65,000-square-foot museum is the massive 30-foot tall fountain. At the top of the structure is a giant whisk dripping down 1,500 liters of real, melted chocolate into a Lindor candy sculpture.
The massive piece weighs three tons, while the fountain flows at one liter per second. That means it requires 308 feet of pipes inside to function. The commitment to the craft is real here.
The museum isn’t just a delectable spectacle, it’s educational too. The interactive experience at the Chocolate Competence Center teaches visitors about the history of chocolate. Guests will learn how cocoa beans are cultivated and processed, the history of Swiss chocolate and the ingredient’s diffusion among cultures around the world.
But no visit to a chocolate museum would be complete without making your own treat to take home. The Lindt Chocolateria offers classes where patrons can make their own confections. At the 1,640-square-foot gift shop, you can even customize your own pralines or have a Lindt Master Chocolatier create a personalized chocolate bar for you.
“With the construction of the Lindt Home of Chocolate, we have created a Chocolate Competence Center that is unique in Switzerland and will strengthen the innovation of our industry over the long term, Ernst Tanner, president of the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation’s Board, said in a statement.
The Lindt Home of Chocolate anticipates 350,000 visitors per year.
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