Top must visit chocolate places on earth !
"Chocolate knows no boundaries; speaks all languages; comes altogether sizes; is woven through many cultures and disciplines... it impacts mood, health, and economics, and it's a neighbourhood of our lives from early childhood through elderly years."
We all know chocolate is the first luxury. It has numerous things wrapped in it: deliciousness within the moment, childhood memories, which grin-inducing feeling of getting a gift for being good.
Chocoholics live for chocolates and tasting different chocolates all over the word is their dream. So here we cutare top must visit chocolate places. And here we go with the list -
1. Barcelona, Spain.
If the universe were made from chocolate, Barcelona would be at the very center of it. While most default to Belgium of Switzerland when thinking of fine chocolate, Barcelona as a city puts these other countries to shame. With Spain being the primary country to experience cacao upon arrival from the new world, as well as the inventor of the first chocolate making machine in 1780, Barcelona has a deep rooted history in chocolate. Strolling the streets around La Rambla and the Barri Gotic in particular, you are certain to wander by and experience Barcelona's love of chocolate. From the mountains of Bonbons filling the stands in the Mercat de la Boqueria, to the the old-time favorites such as Dulcinea and Fargas, fancy confections and hot chocolate are commonplace.
2. Vienna, Austria.
Zotter is a multi-award winning bean-to-bar Chocolatier, founded in Austria in the late 1980s by the Zotter family. Zotter is known for producing high-quality chocolate with sometimes quirky, always spell-binding flavour combinations. Their poppyseed-cinnamon, pumpkin brittle with marzipan and champagne and grilled walnuts with marzipan chocolate combos have won them fans all over Austria. In 2015 Zotter made the Top 25 Chocolatiers in the World List which taste-tested 4,000 products from 550 brands in 70 countries. I wonder how you get a job as a chocolate taster for those awards? It must surely be a contender for World’s Best Occupation Award.
3. Birmingham, England.
Chocolate started in Birmingham with John Cadbury’s Chocolate business funded by his affluent farther, Richard Tapper Cadbury’s Linen business.Today, visitors to Birmingham can check out Cadbury World to learn about the history of the company, shop in the world's largest Cadbury store, sample Cadbury treats and participate in a variety of chocolate-themed activities.
4. Cologne, Germany.
On 31 October 1993, after a 13-month construction period, the Chocolate Museum was opened. It became a triumph of German museum history that nobody thought possible. With around 600,000 visitors a year, it is the most frequented cultural institution in Cologne.
David Chaillou opened the first chocolate factory in Paris in 1659. In 1732, Debuisson created the first table to grind cocoa beans, which made the preparation of chocolate easier. In the 19th century, chocolate became accessible to the masses as commercial production on large scales increased. If you time your Paris visit right, you can experience the annual Salon du Chocolat trade fair, which includes fun events like a chocolate fashion show.
In 1840 the first chocolate bars were produced. In 1870 Tetteh Quarshie introduced the cocoa crops to Ghana (a pre-independence Ghanaian) which today constitute one of the major export crops of the Ghanaian economy. In 1847 Joseph Fry creates a moldable paste of cocoa powder, sugar and cocoa butter.Ghana is the second-largest producer of cocoa in the world, so the Ghana Tourism Authority recently launched its Cocoa Ecotourism Initiative to promote cocoa farms as a tourist attraction.
7. Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The Hershey Company traces its origins to the 1880s, when Milton S. Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1900 he sold the caramel company to a competitor and began the manufacture and sale of milk chocolate bars.
8. St. Lucia.
Chocolate is a essential part of Saint Lucia's legacy: The island has produced cacao for centuries. In the past, the island's cacao beans were exported to Europe or to Hershey, Pennsylvania to be made into chocolate; today, Saint Lucia keeps some cacao for its own chocolate production.
The cows produce a more dense less aerated milk due to the fact they are at altitude and the milk they produce is officially refererred to as Alpine milk. These two main ingredients are an enormous part of the reason why Swiss chocolate is so famous.
10. Bariloche, Argentina.
Bariloche's history with chocolate began after World War II when European immigrants moved to Bariloche trying to find a far better life in the 1940s. Bariloche is cold in the winters and a few of the European immigrants started making hot chocolates and chocolates at home.
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