The Top Seven Chocolate Destinations In The World
“Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food.” And if you are a chocoholic just like me, then you must visit these top seven chocolate destinations in the world. Here are some of the places where you can get the best of the best chocolates.
Top Seven Chocolate Destinations in the World
1. Brussels, Belgium
It won’t be wrong if I say that Belgium is the chocolate capital of the world. Brussels, Belgium is one place on the earth that is known as the “paradise of chocolate.” The city has rich chocolate heritage with almost 16 chocolate museums, 12 chocolate factories, and more than 2000 chocolate shops. Brussels also gave us two of the biggest names in chocolate industry, Godiva and Leonidas. You can get almost all kinds of chocolates in Brussels. Moreover, if you somehow manage to visit Brussels, don’t forget to visit Musee du Cocao ET du Chocolate to see how they make chocolate.
2. Zurich, Switzerland
Switzerland is home to some of the famous chocolate manufacturing companies like Toblerone, Cailler-Nestle, Treuscher, Lindt and Sprungli. Zurich has some of the major chocolate factories and stores. To offer a true choco experience in the city, Swiss Travel System offers a pleasure trip on “The Swiss Chocolate Train.” Zurich also has great chocolate boutiques such as Truffe, Schrober and Merkur.
3. Barcelona, Spain
Spain is the first country in the world to experience the taste of chocolate. The country has also introduced one of the first chocolate making machines in 1780. Barcelona is known as the center for all the chocolate fans ever since. You must visit the Museo de La Xocolata museum during your trip to Spain to know more about the rich chocolate heritage of the country.
4. Oaxaca, Mexico
Mexican people are also considered to be one of the first chocolatiers in the world. Now-a-days, the residents of Oaxaca have embedded chocolate into their day to day culture. If you visit the city, you cannot just walk down the streets without smelling hints of chocolate in the form of chocolate pastry, hot chocolate and chocolate candies.
5. San Francisco, California
California is seen as the best tourist spots for chocolate lovers. San Francisco is the one place in United States, which is home to some of the oldest chocolate manufacturers. You can always visit the place to enjoy authentic chocolate tours of your life. The Ghirardelli Square is a must visit in San Francisco for all the chocolate lovers.
6. New York City
As for almost all things, New York City is also known for having some of the best chocolate exhibitions in the world. Apart from visiting a number of chocolate shops, you can also wander for the New Cuisine Chocolate Tour or the Luxury Chocolate Tour in New York City. At these tours, you will experience the history of various chocolate shops and samples of their delicious chocolates.
7. Tain L’Hermitage, France
Although France is mostly known for wine, it has also got great recognition for chocolate heritage. Tain L’Hermitage is very popular for having Valrhona, world-renowned chocolate producer. The place is situated only a small drive away from Lyon. If you got the chance to visit this place, don’t forget to visit Valrhona Ecole du Grand Chocolate. It is basically a school that works to teach chefs, caterers and chocolatiers the basics of chocolate making.
Chocolate is truly the perfect food and that can easily get you through the tensions of the day! All these top seven chocolate destinations of the world are the best places to visit especially for all the chocoholics. So, just be there and you will never be more than 12 steps away from your favorite chocolate!
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