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    Exclamation The Ganachery Opens in Disney Springs

    The Ganachery, an artistic chocolate boutique, has opened as part of the Disney Springs expansion.

    Here are the details from the official announcement:

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

    The Ganachery Chocolate Shop Now Open at Disney Springs

    by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer
    The Official Disney Parks Blog
    December 15th, 2015


    The Ganachery is now open at Disney Springs, a jewel box of a shop that showcases the beauty of chocolate with an experience much like a wine tasting. The star of the show is a custom-made ganache, Disney’s own recipe for a luxurious mixture of melted chocolate and cream.

    Thanks to Walt Disney Imagineering, the little shop expands the story of chocolate through the design, costumes, graphics, props and packaging, says Imagineer Theron Skees.

    “We like to tell a story, because when guests arrive they want to feel like it’s a real place,” says Skees. Like all the buildings at Disney Springs, there is a history – the shop used to be an apothecary where residents of the springs came for medicinal needs. Then, as the story goes, the space was taken over by a South American couple who turned their love for the cocoa bean into a fantastic chocolate shop. (Most of the cocoa beans are sourced from South America, so the Imagineers wanted to layer in a Latin American flair, from the ceramic drawer pulls to music seasoned with South American sounds.)

    “It’s a fresh take on an old apothecary,” says Skees. Bottles, scales and other props are inspired by drugstores of another era, and well-used copper pots add a layer of history. Be sure to check out the chandelier made from authentic copper pots and kettles used to make chocolate.

    Walls are painted the color of dark chocolate, another the color of caramel. Photos on the wall are the couple that opened the shop, making a fictitious history seem more real. “Our cast members will bring our story to life and make our guests feel part of it,” says Skees.

    The theming carries through right down to the packaging, says Skees. “Traditional Apothecary labels are ‘blocked’ with spaces for weights, measurements and descriptions, so we were inspired by that idea and made it more modern for the elegant chocolate bars and chocolate boxes.” Thus the clever tagline, “the cure for common chocolate.” The packaging design and all of the shop’s coloration are browns, caramel, cream and ivory, inspired by all the colors of chocolate.

    A big show window looks into a gleaming white, stainless steel kitchen where you can see chocolatiers preparing all the chocolate. “This is where Old World meets New World,” says Skees. Stop by and try one of the 16 flavors of ganache, like dark chocolate with a touch of shaved Egyptian salt, or milk chocolate with a dash of dark chocolate and a pinch of Sri Lankan cinnamon. You’ll never think of chocolate the same.
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    Has anyone been yet?!? Sounds fabulous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan A
    Has anyone been yet?!? Sounds fabulous!
    I stopped in on my Fall 2016 trip.

    I really enjoyed the shop, although the interior was a bit smaller than I expected. I could see it being a bit crowded during certain times of the week/year.

    I got three of the individual chocolates; I recall them being a dark chocolate, a Carmel filled, and peanut butter filled:

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    I also got several of the packaged chocolate bars to take home.

    They were all really good!
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