5 Places with the Best Chocolate
It’s not surprising to find out that most people will list down food on the top of their travel bucket lists. Food is so ingrained into our system that we will go great lengths to taste the best of the best, even traveling halfway around the world if we have the means to. Desserts, in particular, have a special place in the hearts of many — including me. In this article, I round up the 5 places with the best chocolate from around the world. So for foodies and chocolate lovers out there, I hope you got your sweet tooth brushed and ready!
#5. Madrid, Spain
Madrid, the grandiose capital of Spain, is not only recognized for its historical relevance and elegant art, it is also known for its rich and indulgent chocolate treats. Whether you’re looking for bite-sized pips or a full fledged chocolate breakfast, the numerous shops in this city has something in store for you.
Try out some bombones to satisfy small cravings and dig in on some choco coated churros or turrones for a more filling meal.
#4. Comalcalco, Mexico
In the city of Comalcalco found in the Mexican state of Tabasco, chocolate is held in such high regard that some locals consider the product as sacred. The sweet aroma of chocolate fills the air in this city as a result of the numerous cacao farms deep in its forests.
Travelers may visit Comalcalco to see firsthand how chocolates are being made.
#3. New York, USA
The Big Apple might as well be called The Big Chocolate Shop with all the chocolate stores with designs that range from cozy to artsy. Most New Yorkers are familiar with the famous frozen hot chocolate (ironic name, I know) from Serendipity as well as the hipster-y Mast Brothers Chocolate Makers. Chocolate lovers from all over the world can surely find their fix here.
#2. Broc, Switzerland
Come tour the classic village of Broc and find out how and why the Swiss chocolate has earned its reputation. The city is home to one of the oldest chocolate factories in the world: the Maison Cailler Chocolaterie.
Several chocolate shops can also be found around the village, some may even hold a free chocolate tasting event/ If bonbons hold a special place in your heart (and I’m pretty sure it does), then come visit Broc!
#1. Brussels, Belgium
Ask any dessert lover what type of chocolate is the best and they, without batting an eyelash, will most likely say “Belgian”. Known as the world’s finest chocolate connoisseurs, Belgians are known to take chocolate very seriously. The flavor and texture is so rich and creamy that you’ll feel like you’re eating a piece of heaven. Try out Passion Chocolat’s ganaches or a piece of Pierre Marcolini elegant chocolate tablets and you’ll see what I mean.
So, now that you know where to get the best of these heavenly treats, make sure to indulge! Happy traveling!