While the Oompa Loompas and Augustus Gloop getting sucked up that pipe may have given you nightmares, turns out a real Wonka factory exists, and it’s not scary.
Okay in fairness it’s more of a museum and less of a factory, but it does have a distinctly Wonka’esque feature. Lindt’s chocolate museum has the world’s largest chocolate foundation—the exact opposite of what nightmares are made of.
The famous Swiss chocolate brand has opened the Lindt Home of Chocolate, a museum dedicated to well, chocolate. Specifically, the attraction will take visitors through how the sweet is made, offer tasting rooms and opportunities to make your own confection, and be home to the world’s largest chocolate shop. But perhaps the most exciting part is the giant chocolate fountain in the entryway.
The fountain is part active chocolate wonder and part art installation. A golden whisk (the signature symbol of the Lindt company) is suspended from above with chocolate pouring into one of the brand’s iconic round chocolates below. The fountain is over 29 feet tall with nearly 400 gallons of chocolate coursing through it. While, no, you probably don’t want to dip your finger inside, it is still wildly impressive.
The only downside? While the museum opened in mid-September, it and the fountain inside are in the home of Lindt: Switzerland. Sure, you might not be able to get there right away, this is definitely one item that belongs on your bucket list.
[Via Travel + Leisure]