Escapes is a boutique chocolate travel & event
business built on the belief that discovering chocolate should be the
of any trip. They have worked with the Chocolate Show NY, artisanal chocolatiers,
multinational corporations and small businesses for more than 10 years
chocolate travel, management and event experience.
Not exactly a factory tour, and not a theme park. This is billed
as a "Visitor Centre" and
contains a little of everything. It is located four miles south of
Museums of Europe
Durant Imboden guides you through the wonders of chocolate museums in
Europe. If you are planning a trip abroad, you must visit Durant's site
Lovers Paradise Tours
The ultimate vacation. Seven days and seven nights in Brussels, the chocolate
capital of the world. Your every chocolate whim is catered to, every fantasy
fulfilled, every appetite sated. This is the vacation that chocophiles
Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. No reservations are required to take
the tour of DeBrand's corporate headquarters and chocolate making facility.
And, of course, you'll be sampling some chocolates!
M Chocolate Tour and Cactus Garden
Chocolate and cactus? That's what passes for normal in Henderson, Nevada.
It's a nice change of pace from the nearby gambling casinos.
For the perfect family vacation, visit this theme park in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The roller coasters, gardens, a museum and hotel all await you, along
with plenty of chocolate to satisfy your every craving.
Champlain Chocolates' Factory Tour
Located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, on the shores of Lake Champlain.
They are very close to Ben and Jerry's, so you may be able to combine
tours for a truly decadent weekend.
Visit this Frankfort, Kentucky factory and sample their famous 100-proof
bourbon ball, if you dare! It's made with real Kentucky bourbon and topped
with a Southern pecan, so you know it's got to be good.
Berger Factory Tour
Take a tour of the factory in Berkeley, California. If you ca nhandle
Museum - Cologne, Germany)
According to Ms. CocoaJava's source... "It's
a pretty fun and informative museum. The history of chocolate section
doesn't gloss over grower-processer trade inequalities or past injustices
in the chocolate trade, there is a fully functioning mini chocolate factory
with all the steps outlined, and there is a tiny greenhouse with recreated "tropical
rainforest". My favorite parts were the the pop-culture of chocolate
sections--they had some really hilarious old German television ads, and
a collection of old packages and posters, etc. The building itself is
also pretty nice, architecturally, and it's right on the Rhein. At the
website, Information is given in German and in English, although the
English gets sparse in
Bend Chocolate Company Tour
This South Bend, Indiana company got its start making candy for the University
of Notre Dame. You can see them in action with either a free guided tour
or set your own pace with a self-tour.
This website features short films about unique neighborhoods and cool
places throughout the world. Many films focus on food: the best places
buy it, eat it, and enjoy it! Here's three destinations to get you
Bar - ChikaLicious
Dessert Bar - West Village Foodie
Located in St. Augustine, Florida, Whetstone welcomes visitors, and offers
free milk chocolate samples during their tour. A factory outlet store
is also available for shopping and souvenirs.
Bassed in Lltitz, which is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
This historic company has been in the candy business since 1865. A nice
stopover when visiting Amish country.
Haunted Places To Visit
Victoria, British Columbia's oldest, most famous and most haunted chocolate shop.
Look for the ghosts of Charles and Leah Rogers, the founders, who often slept
in the kitchen of their old store and who reputedly never left.
Investigators Confirm Restaurant is Haunted
Just mention "hot chocolate" in Mad Dawg's & Mel's Restaurant,
and watch the fun begin!
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