Words by Shashank Shekhar
Does your chocolate craving know no bounds? There is nothing better than a good piece of chocolate. It’s rich, it’s creamy, it’s smooth, and it makes us feel so good for a few moments, of course, that is; until the guilt of the calories kick in. Chocolate happens to be one of the favourites and most consumed sweet around the globe. Here are the five best places to visit around the world to suffice your cravings and explore the rich love of chocolate. So grab a pack of chocolate as this read is going to make you crave for some.
Brussels, popularly known as the “Chocolate Capital of the World”, is the best place to indulge in chocolates. This capital city of Belgium is famous for its creative chocolate and is dotted with chocolate shops. Infact, you will find more Chocolatiers here per square foot than in any other cities across the globe. To learn more about the whole history of this delectable item and its development over the years, make sure you visit the Musée du Cacao et du Chocolat (Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate). Some of the popular brands to try are Pierre Marcolini, Wittamer, and Passion Chocolat.
Cologne is the chocolate hub of Germany. It is home to the Stollwerck Chocolate Company, which is the second-largest supplier of chocolates to the United States. It was transformed into an interactive museum highlighting the history and growth of chocolate over the years. Take a toothsome tour of the museum, try some of the exotic chocolates and don’t forget to carry back home some delicious souvenirs.
Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Hershey is just east of Pennsylvania’s state capital, Harrisburg. The Hershey Story museum chronicles the community’s creation as a model town for the workers at Milton Hershey’s chocolate factory. Today Hershey is a complete family entertainment place where kids can have fun at the many rides and roller coasters at Hersheypark, while you get pampered at The Chocolate Spa. Hershey’s Chocolate World is what Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory had conjured up – see how chocolate is made, go on a tasting adventure and even create your own candy!
Though the whole of Switzerland is famous for chocolates, Broc being a chocolate-centric town gives an incredible visiting experience to the travellers. Maison Cailler is a renowned chocolate factory in the city that makes you find out the method of chocolate manufacturing. An interactive guided tour is provided to discover the secrets of chocolate making. If you can’t resist the aroma of chocolates while visiting the factory, the factory shop is there to satisfy your appetite. It sells the entire range of delicious Swiss chocolates and turns to be one of the best destinations to buy chocolates in the world.
It is customary to shop for home-made chocolates on your Ooty trip. Yeah! Chocolate making is one of the thriving industries in Ooty. More chewy than the commercial ones, Ooty chocolates are satisfyingly rich and very popular with the kids. Try Moddy’s Chocolates amongst the oldest chocolate makers in Ooty.