Museum of Chocolate and Cacao History
The museum of Chocolate and Cacao History is dedicated to the three greatest Russian chocolate makers: Alexei Abrikosov, Ferdinand Theodor Von Einem and Sergei Lenov.
The museum tells the story of chocolate that mixes up with that of the Olmec and Maya civilizations, without forgetting the story of the conquistadors. Chocolate arrived in Russia in the 18th century, and it is in the 19th century that three Great chocolate makers created their factories: Babayevsky Concern, Red October (Krasny Oktyabr) and Rot Front.
Babayevsky Concern was created in 1804 by the Abrikosov family. In 1899, it was granted the status of “Supplier to the Court of His Imperial Majesty”. In 1826, Russian bourgeois Sergei Lenov created a Confectionary shop. It became a large fabric and is now known as “Rot Front”. And finally, Ferdinand Theodor Von Einem created his factory in 1851, but the name “Krasny Oktyabr” (red October) only appeared in 1922.
The museum enables visitors to tour the chocolate factory “Krasny Oktyabr” and to taste its production.