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The 12 most famous Chocolate places in the world

2016-11-29 22:35Source:Chocolate equipmentAuthor:JackLink:

The 12 most famous Chocolate places in the world

Cologne, Germany


The chocolate capital of Germany, Cologne is the home of the Stollwerck chocolate company. For the 150th anniversary of the company a museum exhibit was created to celebrate their history. Since then, the exhibit has grown into an entire museum. The Imhoff Stollwerck museum has interactive exhibits, samples and a giant chocolate fountain.

Tain LHermitage, France

A small town in the heart of wine country, Tain LHermitage is the home of the world-renowned chocolate producer, Valrhona. A great stop is the Valrhona Ecole du Grand Chocolat, a school that teaches professional chefs, chocolatiers and caterers. They even host a three-day course that teaches amateurs how to make deserts.

Hershey, America

Dubbed the Sweetest Place on Earth,the town (originally called Derry Church) was renamed Hershey in 1906 due to the popularity of Hershey chocolates. Chocolatetown, USAhas branded itself as an American chocolate center and some popular chocolatey attractions include Hershey’s Chocolate World, The Hershey Story Museum and the Chocolate Spa.

New York, America

As with most things in New York City, the chocolatiers here have come from all corners of the globe, and have brought with them their recipes for scrumptious

chocolate treats. Besides all of the fantastic chocolate shops in the city, visitors can take a chocolate tour with either the New Cuisine Chocolate Tour or the Luxury Chocolate Tour, where you can learn about the history of the shops you visit and sample some of their chocolates.

Villajoyosa, Spain

Villajoyosas chocolate history began in the 18th century when it began importing cocoa beans from Venezuela and Ecuador. Today chocolate production is still booming as the town is home to Spains oldest gourmet chocolate producer, Valor, which was founded in 1881. Villajoyosa also boasts an excellent chocolate museum that not only showcases the history of Villajoyosas chocolate production but also how local favorites are made.

San Francisco, America

The Bay Area is home to one of the oldest chocolate manufacturers in the United States, making it a destination for many chocolate lovers. As in New York, chocolate tours are a great way to take in San Franciscos best chocolate shops. You can also step back in history wandering through Ghirardelli Square, which was originally built as an expansion of the old Ghirardelli chocolate factory.

Oaxaca, Mexico

The ancient Mesoamericans were the worlds first chocolatiers and Mexico has continued to produce chocolate ever since. Today in Oaxaca, residents have embraced chocolate as a part of their culture and it seems visitors to the city cant walk down the street without being offered chocolate in some form, whether it is hot chocolate, chocolate pastry

or chocolate candy. While there are major chocolate producers based here, a lot of Oaxacas chocolate is made with old family recipes the old-fashioned way, ground either by hand or with electric grinders and mixed by hand.

Barcelona, Spain

The Spanish were the first Europeans to experience chocolate that was brought back from the New World, and Barcelona has been a center for chocolate lovers ever since. Among its chocolate-covered achievements, the city can boast that the first chocolate making machine was built there in 1780. Today Barcelona celebrates its rich chocolate heritage with a museum dedicated to chocolate, the Museo de La Xocolata, which features everything from chocolate sculptures to hot chocolate.

Zurich, Switzerland

Switzerland consumes more chocolate per person that any other country, and with world-renowned companies like Cailler-Nestle, Toblerone, Lindt, Teuscher and Sprungli calling it home its no wonder. Zurich is the heart of chocolate production in the country. For a truly unique experience, the Swiss Travel System, along with Cailler-Nestle, offers an excursion on The Swiss Chocolate Train。” The train departs from Montreux and makes a stop in Gruyeres (where Gruyere cheese is made) before finally arriving in Broc where guests get a tour of the Cailler-Nestle factory.

Brussels, Belgium


The entire country of Belgium is a chocoholics paradise, boasting 12 chocolate factories, 16 chocolate museums and more than 2,100 chocolate shops. Brussels, however, stands above the rest as the Chocolate Capital of the World. The city is home to two of the biggest chocolate companies in the world, Godiva and Leonidas, as well as many smaller chocolate boutiques. While all kinds of chocolate treats can be found in Brussels, pralines are king. If you visit Brussels, make sure you go to the Musee du Cocao et du Chocolate where you can learn how chocolate is made.