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Republic of Chocolate 巧克力共和國: From Cocoa Bean to Your Hands

Museum or giant piece of chocolate?  It's hard to tell at the Republic of Chocolate 巧克力共和國 in Taoyuan.

Museum or giant piece of chocolate? It’s hard to tell at the Republic of Chocolate 巧克力共和國 in Taoyuan.

Taiwan isn’t exactly known for chocolate, so it’s a bit strange to find a chocolate museum in Taoyuan.  Republic of Chocolate 巧克力共和國 (also known as the Chotty & Cotty Republic of Chocolate) is run by Hunya, a chocolate company in Taiwan.  While you probably won’t see their products abroad, you’ll see 7-11s stuffed with their sweets.  Not only can you learn how chocolate goes from bean to bar, but you there are also DIY workshops that let you go hands-on with everyone’s favorite snack.  Check out more info after the jump.

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