Who doesn’t love chocolate! Different types of chocolate are loved and made in different parts of the world. There are some countries which are famous for white chocolate, while others are famous for dark chocolate.
Chocolate is important for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or even treating your friends. If you are a chocolate lover, you should know that there are some places that you can visit to treat your taste buds. The next time you plan a trip and want to indulge in something chocolaty, you need to consider these five destinations.
If chocolates make your mouth water, Brussels is a must-visit destination for you. This is the capital and the also the largest city of Belgium. As a matter of fact, it is known as the world’s Chocolate Capital. When you visit this place, you will see that it is full of chocolate shops. There are more chocolatiers per every square foot than any other city across the world. Brussels is home to some of the biggest chocolate companies in the world. However, there are also some lesser-known but creative and independent chocolate masters.
You can visit the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate. Here, you will be able to learn about the history of Chocolate and how it is made.
When you talk of chocolates, France is also known to do it right. This is one of the gourmet capitals of the world. It is not surprising that this place has more than 300 chocolate shops. This includes everything from a charming boutique to popular chains. In fact, it also includes the awarded artisan chocolatiers who are well-known for their excellence and innovation. The specialty of France is dark chocolate. Paris hosts a new breed of chocolatiers who are known for making miracles with the chocolate beans. They use superior quality ingredients and original recipes. A walking tour will give you the chance to taste your way around the city while learning about its history.
Bariloche is a city in the Rio Negro. It is present in the Andes foothills on the southern shores of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. This place draws travelers due to the Swiss-like atmosphere and breathtaking scenery. It is also a hub for chocolates. The artisanal dessert and food trend started almost 50 years when the local people realized that they have access to an unlimited variety of foods. At present, you will find regular chocolates to fruit-stuffed chocolates in this city. This is an absolute paradise for a cocoa connoisseur.
No doubt, Tuscany is popular for its fine wine and vineyards. However, many people do not realize that this is home to the Chocolate Valley. It is a triangle formed in between Pisa, Florence, and Montecatini. This countryside has several fantastic gourmets and tiny factories dedicated to chocolate. Visit Florence in February to try out the handmade chocolates.
The Spanish were the first European to taste chocolate which was brought back from South America. Ever since Barcelona has been a popular place for chocolate lovers. It has the chocolate museum, Museu De La Xocolata. Here, you will be able to see some amazing chocolate sculptures.
Once you visit these places, you will not need a reason to enjoy chocolate. This will be your favorite snacking option.