Hubs had a holiday today and we had planned to go take care of some visa stuff, but as of yesterday, the visa office CHANGED their holiday from yesterday to today. Who does that? So instead of taking care of more important things, we decided to have a leisurely lunch and head out to the Chocolate Museum of Vienna. This is where they make Heindl brand chocolates and candies. Opened in 1953, it is still a family owned and operated business. They employ less than 200 workers and everyone seems to love what they do (according to their self-made museum propaganda movie). The museum does offer English tours on certain weekdays and times. However, the tour guide was out sick today, so we were happy to do the self guided tour. It's a very cute and interactive museum. Let's not forget why we really went there - the tastings! Hubs and I got to sample a few of the many offerings Heindl had to offer. Did you know that Austrians consume an average of 8 kg (18 pounds) of chocolate per year? What a sweet treat for a day off, indeed.
paintings made out of chocolate
Chocolate fountain tasting machines
Hubs couldn't help himself and wanted to stay put at the chocolate fountain tasting machines for the rest of the tour.