Celebrate Spring in The Hershey Chocolate Lab

We just received our Hershey newsletter and it’s full of wonderful information about everything that’s happening in the sweetest place on earth. One of the most exciting things for guests at our Hershey Inn to do this Spring is to take a visit to Hershey Chocolate Lab, where the ‘taste scientists’ are hard at work.

This spring and summer, visitors to the Hershey Story Museum will be greeted with some truly difficult decisions. Make a chocolate bunny or a chocolate tulip? Make an ancient chocolate artifact or choose ingredients to build your very own chocolate bar?

Chocolate Lab at The Hershey Story

The Hershey Story*

Chocolate Artifacts

Mold your own edible milk chocolate “artifact” to take home and learn how ancient Central and South American civilizations honored chocolate in its most primitive forms, plus learn how chocolate is grown and processed.

Hoppin’ Chocolate Bunnies

Mold and decorate your own chocolate bunny using milk and white chocolate. Learn where chocolate comes from as well as the ingredients and processes involved in making your favorite kinds of chocolate.

Build a Bar

Follow in Milton Hershey’s footsteps as you design your own candy bar. Discover the business behind the product as you choose ingredients to add based on flavor, appearance and preference.

And there’s more:

Tempting Tulips

Welcome Spring by creating your own edible tulip from white and milk chocolate.

Yankee Doodle Chocolate Bars

Mold an edible milk chocolate bar and decorate it with chocolate to look like the American Flag. Finish your masterpiece with a splash of star–shaped candy sprinkles.

S’mores Galore

Have summer fun as you make your own sweet version of this classic American favorite. Learn the origins of this historic confection and how chocolate goes from tree to campfire.
Chocolate Lab classes are 45 minutes in length and suitable for children ages 4 and older, but adult guests at our Hershey Bed and Breakfast love them too. Check out the Hershey Story Museum online for a full Calendar of Events and don’t miss out on all the fun this Spring!


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