Many people who have a love of truffles and exquisite cocoa are interested in exploring what the world has to offer when it comes to chocolate. There are certain countries and cities around the globe that are known for their delectable concoctions, and they can be the perfect getaway for chocolate lovers who want to indulge on their next vacation.
Brussels is home to several chocolate shops that line the city streets, making sure visitors have plenty to munch on while exploring. Belgium is known for producing high quality chocolate for export, and Belgians certainly love their sweet treats and chocolate dipped fruit - so much that they have museums dedicated to them. Britannica reports that there are four chocolate museums in the country, which are located in Brussels, Halle, Eupen and Bruges.
Some of the oldest references to chocolate originate from Mexico where travelers stumbled upon cacao and believed that it had magical powers. Today, residents in Oaxaca love their chocolate so much that each of them consumes an average of 5.5 pounds of it annually, according to Britannica.
Today, chocolate production in Mexico is still going strong, making it a must-visit destination for lovers of the sweet stuff. What was once to considered to be a food of the gods is now available to everyone, visitors and natives alike. JourneyMart.com reports that similar to Belgium, chocolate vendors line local streets and make everything from candy to hot cocoa for patrons.
San Francisco, California
If you don't want to stray too far from home, take a trip to the west coast to see what San Francisco has to offer for your sweet tooth. This California city is home to perhaps the most famous producer of gourmet chocolate in the U.S. - Ghirardelli. Locals have picked up the trend as well, creating delectable truffles and candy for storefront windows, just waiting to be gobbled up by tourists.
This town is so popular for its chocolate that it changed its original name (Derry Church) to the candy brand name in 1906, according to TopTenz.com.
If you want to plan a sweet trip, book a room at the Hotel Hershey. In addition to being within close proximity of the Hershey company and all of its splendor, you'll be able to visit a chocolate spa and indulge in a chocolate dessert buffet.