Everyone deserves a bit of chocolate therapy.
La Carambole makes the most amazing chocolate bonbons. They’re the kind of bonbons you want to stuff in your face one after the other, and with so many flavours it never gets boring. If that sounds good to you then you’re in luck, because their Cacaomuseum is right here in Amsterdam.
Better yet, you can actually book tasting sessions at this swanky chocolate factory, and once you’ve paid, you can eat as much chocolate as you like! This chocolate isn’t just your plain old run-of-the-mill chocolate, either. They use cocoa from around the world, and only cocoa that is in season, so you could have four different varieties in one bonbon.
Organic ingredients are used wherever possible, including spices and fruit, and there’s certainly a lot of flavour packed into each little bonbon. Everything is limited edition because the team are constantly coming up with new flavours like sea buckthorn caramel and speculoos. You’d be hard-pushed to find a combination that isn’t original, and they use the most unusual ingredients, such as curry powder, Ras el Hanout, paprika and black sesame.
There are two types of tasting sessions. The cheapest is €30 per person and it includes a tasting session with a chocolate expert, who is there to help guests understand how the flavours are balanced. At €60 per person, the second option is significantly more expensive, but on top of the chocolate tasting, you get to see how the chocolate is made, which is an unmissable experience.
Both of these options include bottomless chocolate truffles and bottomless tea, coffee and water. Plus, if you’re looking for a way to celebrate a birthday, you can book a bonbon making workshop, or contact the team via the website to arrange a custom-made experience. It all sounds fantastic to us, and you can find the Cocoamuseum at Czaar Peterstraat 175, 1018 NT. Just book your spot via the website before you go, and make sure to eat plenty of that delicious chocolate!