Chocolate lovers will learn what pleasure comes from the bite of a high quality sweet bar.
And there are some tourist destinations known for their incredible chocolates – and you can visit and try the most creamy candies.
Whether you want to flavor praline, absorb cocoa or see where it all started, there is a country with a chocolate theme for everyone.
Why not make it your summer vacation?
So, if today you enjoy chocolate, taste more and want to make it a treat abroad, check out the selection of travel giant TUI from destinations inspired by chocolate …
Beautiful Bruges is home to praline, which was invented in 1912, and it is almost impossible to visit Belgium without going to at least one of the 2,000 handmade chocolate shops.
To enjoy the chocolate lovers, head to the Choco-Story Museum in Bruges, where you’ll learn how chocolate first came to Europe, see how recipes have changed over the centuries, and learn the secrets of cocoa before tasting. choco-story-brugge.be/be€ 11.
Just as well known as fondue, milk chocolate has been a Swiss delicacy since it was created using the milk of alpine cows.
The average local eats more than 10 pounds of chocolate a year – and it’s easy to see why. Stop tasting one of the many chocolates and try one of the country’s most popular desserts with velvety chocolate cream, schokoladencreme.
Experienced Italian chocolate manufacturers love to buy cocoa directly from manufacturers to produce some of the world’s best chocolates.
Italians love chocolate in baking, so live like a local, enjoying an espresso with Italian chocolate or cioccolata calda (hot chocolate) at a local cafe.
It is believed that the English word “chocolate” comes from the Mesoamericans of today.
Mexico, who loved a bitter chocolate drink called xocolatl back in 450 BC.
In fact, the Aztec ruler of the 15th century Montezuma II is said to have drunk up to 50 cups a day from the Golden Cup because it is known to have stimulant and aphrodisiac properties.
Chocolate is still a popular culinary ingredient in Mexico and today, particularly in a marinade called Mole, which is most often served with meat.
If you stay at the TUI BLUE El Dorado Seaside Suites on the Riviera Maya, you can treat yourself to the Mole at La Carreta Restaurant, which serves traditional Mexican a la carte cuisine.
This Caribbean island has much more than tropical beaches, luxury resorts and the Pitans twin peaks.
The volcanic landscape for centuries has made it an ideal place to grow chocolate.
Not only can you visit
numerous cocoa plantations, there
there are many other impressions on the chocolate theme.
The Anse Chastanet Hotel in Saint Lucia has its own cocoa bean plantation and chocolate lab, and the theme continues at the spa, where you can get everything from chocolate-orange body polishes to full-body mocha massages.
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