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IMG_1304 * Chris meets us for a great breakfast...
IMG_1332 * after which we visit his friend, a local chocolate maker!
IMG_1305 * If you love chocolate...
IMG_1306 * you could drink right from the well!
IMG_1310 * We taste the coco from the bean...
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IMG_1312 * and see how the fillings are added to the chocolate cups...
IMG_1313 * before the backs are sealed with more chocolate.
IMG_1318b * The automated wrapping machine applies the foil wrapper.
IMG_1321 * The chocolate room...
IMG_1322 * where we order a few boxes to bring home...
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IMG_1325 * except for the few samples eatten on site.
IMG_1328 * Ready for Easter?
IMG_1336 * All that chocolate makes one thirsy, so we arrive at Achouffe bottling (and kegging) line...
IMG_1342 * where Chris and I pose in front of the for now empty cases.
IMG_1345 * Nearby is the brewery...
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IMG_1346 * where we see 'test' samples of several vintages.  After collecting a shirt from Chris...
IMG_1347 * we stand clear as he moves the fork lift.  Glad he wasn't drinking... yet.
IMG_1349b * We depart the countryside of Achouffe and Belgium on the way to...
IMG_1351 * Aachen, Germany...
IMG_1352 * where we first have lunch...
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