When we arrived, we were greeted by an enthusiastic man who handed us a bucket of Dove chocolates and told us to grab a handful. Inside, a woman gave us a cup of ice cream from Brooklyn’s Blue Marble topped with marshmallows and Fruit Loops. As far as I was concerned, we already close to getting our money’s worth. But there was more — so much more!
Speaking of Willy Wonka, there’s a room that smells like cocoa and features a chocolate fountain. There’s also a giant sundae that you can add a scoop to (it’s fake ice cream, but I heard they’re trying to break some of kind of record with it.)
And yes, if you’re wondering, I’m still finding sprinkles around the apartment….
After grabbing handfuls of more candy (sour straws for me this time), we were given glycoprotein pills (like these) that do a switcheroo on your taste buds, making sour things taste sweet. Then we put it to the test with an ice cream cone and lemon slices. Very trippy.
Right before you leave, there’s a room with an ice cream scoop seesaw and ice cream sandwich swing. There’s also an art gallery of sweet concoctions. And while all of that’s cool, I was still thinking about how confused my taste buds were and the fact that there was a cluster of sprinkles wedged between my calf and skinny jeans. And unless they put the cast of Hamilton in there for an ice cream social and group sing-along to “My Shot,” I couldn’t think of a more fun museum experience than that.
You can see more delicious pics of the museum on its Instagram page.