We've put together a selection of the best 5 travel destinations to enjoy the most delicious chocolate.“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”
― Charles M. Schulz
Today 7th July is World Chocolate Day and at MyTwinPlace we love to eat chocolate in all its forms. Ice cream, cakes, bars, you name it! You may not know it but chocolate has a wide range of benefits. Here are just some of them:
- Eating chocolate makes you happy, makes you feel good and also reduces stress.
- It's very nutritious and contains iron, fiber, manganese and potassium amongst others.
- It can help to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.
- It also helps to improve memory and learning.
To help you celebrate World Chocolate Day we bring you the top 5 destinations for those who love chocolate.
Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and is home to one of the main chocolate masters, Lindt. The heart of chocolate production is in Zurich, where you can taste many different and interesting chocolate combinations.
We recommend you take the Chocolate Train to visit Nestlé’s chocolate Factory. You can enjoy stunning views of the vineyards surrounding Montreux and medieval Gruyères, whilst riding in a 1915 vintage train.
Belgium has more chocolate shops per square metre than any other country (and more than 2,000 chocolatiers throughout Brussels!). Max Chocolatier is a must-go for its outstanding quality, sophisticated taste and a wide variety of products that reflect the four seasons.
France is the home of love and romance, and what says love and romance more than chocolate?. France is most famous for its dark chocolate and as the French use less butter, cream and sugar in their chocolates, it is more healthy.
If you are looking for a sophisticated and creative chocolate shop, Pierre Hermé is the man you're looking for.
Amongst the main cocoa producing countries is México, where chocolate is on the menu everyday. The city of Oaxaca de Juárez, or simply Oaxaca, is one of the largest cities in México and is considered the “city of chocolate”.
The best place to first try Mexican chocolate is La Soledad, a small and long-established shop full of tempting chocolate bars.
And last but not least, the Italian Toscana. Eating ice cream is a must whenever you travel to Italy, and what better than chocolate ice cream? The ultimate combination of the two best things you can taste in Tuscany.
There is a place in Tuscany where you can find some of the best Italian chocolate masters. It’s called “Chocolate Valley” and it’s located between Pisa, Pistoia and Prato. We recommend visiting Filippo’s ice cream shop Da Gomma, where you will find all kind of chocolate-based flavours.
Go ahead and plan your trip around chocolate, happy chocolate day!