Even a nanosecond long glimpse of chocolates fills our mouth with oodles of saliva. This unbridled love for chocolates is not new for the inhabitants of this globe. The world and its wonderful people have been in tremendous love with the chocolate since around 1100 BC. It was the time when the chocolate was first grown in the world by the Mesoamericans. Visit any corner of the globe and you will come across billions of chocolate lovers who want to indulge their teeth on a chocolate to satiate the hunger of their taste buds, and they do the same whenever and wherever get a chance. However, the more they eat it, the more their cravings increase. Chocolate is also one of the most favorite gifts we pamper our loved ones with. Here is a list that mentions the top 10 chocolate destinations in the world. Have a look with a bite of sweet chocolate in your mouth!
- Brussels, Belgium
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Barcelona, Spain
- Oaxaca, Mexico
- San Francisco, California
- Villajoyosa, Spain
- New York, US
- Hershey, Pennsylvania
- Tain L’Hermitage, France
- Cologne, Germany
1. Brussels, Belgium
The whole country of Belgium is a famously called the chocoholic’s paradise. Every nook and corner of Belgium is flooded with the mesmerizing aroma of chocolates. Belgium tops all chocolate destinations with 12 giant chocolate factories, 16 chocolate museums and over 2,100 chocolate shops. Brussels with maximum number of shops, museum and factories stands first in the list.
2. Zurich, Switzerland
Switzerland boasts of a record that says that people in Switzerland consumes more chocolate per person that any other country in the world. Switzerland has world-famous chocolate companies like Toblerone, Lindt, Cailler-Nestle, Treuscher and Sprungli. Zurich is known to the hub of chocolate production in the country.
3. Barcelona, Spain
The Spanish takes pride in being the first Europeans to feel the taste of chocolate that was brought back from the New World. Barcelona city of Spain is known as the hub of chocolate lover. The city has privilege of inventing the first chocolate making machine in 1780.
4. Oaxaca, Mexico
Mexico has been producing chocolate ever since the ancient Mesoamericans first cultivated it. Oaxaca City of Mexico has embraced chocolate as a part of their culture and tradition. It is quite obvious by their ways of greeting visitors. Any visitor who comes to the city is pampered with chocolate in some form.
5. San Francisco, California
One of the most favorite chocolates brand in San Francisco is Ghirardelli. It is a signature brand of finest chocolates produced in the city of San Francisco. A number of chocolate manufacturers are running their businesses in the city. San Francisco’s chocolates are stuffed with a variety of fillings like caramel, truffle, raspberry and mint to name a few.
6. Villajoyosa, Spain
Frequently called “Chocolate City,” of Spain Villajoyosa has a long chocolate history that dates back to the 18th century. Chocolate production in Villajoyosa has grown leaps and bounds and the city also takes pride in being a home to an outstanding chocolate museum.
7. New York, US
The chocolate lovers visit New York to taste wide variety of chocolates that the city offers. Here visitors find some of the best chocolates in the world. One of the most favorite chocolate brands in the city is Bar.
8. Hershey, Pennsylvania
The city of Hershey is called the ‘Sweetest Place on Earth’. The city houses to reputed chocolate company The Hershey Company and the H. B. Reese Candy Company. Some most famous chocolate destinations in the city include The Hershey Story Museum and the Chocolate Spa.
9. Tain L’Hermitage, France
Tain L’Hermitage is the houses the world’s most acclaimed chocolate maker, Valrhona. There are number of professional chocolate bars in the city which offer courses in chocolate making and keeping facilities.
10. Cologne, Germany
Cologne is known as the chocolate capital of Germany. The city of Cologne houses the world-renowned Stollwerck chocolate company. Till some time before, Stollwrek Company was the second largest supplier of chocolate to the United States.