If there is one thing that we all have been loyal to, from all our heart and soul, since we were kids is Chocolate; and it will continue to be everyone’s love at first bite.
From chocolate museums, chocolate spas to chocolate food trucks, the USA embraces happiness through this world-famous treat. On World Chocolate Day, let us celebrate this blissful food which is one of mankind’s greatest temptations ever, and go on a chocolate-inspired tour that will unwrap the secrets to the most tempting travel destinations in the USA.
Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania
A chocolate tour of the USA is not complete without a visit to Hershey, the chocolate town of Pennsylvania, and its most popular chocolate attraction, Hershey’s Chocolate World. The sweet smell of chocolate just permeates the air. You can take a loop on the Great American Chocolate Tour Ride and learn first-hand how cocoa beans, milk and sugar are transformed into sweet, blissful indulgences. You can buy Hershey’s Chocolate in any store, but the only place that you can make your own candy bar, and work in the “Kiss Factory” is at the Chocolate World.
Chocolate Spa in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Imagine immersing yourself in chocolate heaven without worrying about calories. Whether you fancy a whipped cacao bath or a chocolate sugar scrub, The Chocolate Spa at The Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania has you covered. Mr. Milton Hershey built a luxurious Four-Diamond hotel with award-winning, chocolate-infused dining and an unparalleled spa experience. The spa’s range of cacao-inspired treatments takes advantage of chocolate’s detoxifying properties, leaving visitors feeling as silky smooth as their favorite pot de crème at checkout. Don’t forget to also check out the MeltSpa by Hershey for their in exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate treatments.
Chocolate Sculptors in Asheville, North Carolina
Established in 1986, it’s clear that The Chocolate Fetish knows its cacao. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, this award-winning establishment is the perfect place to taste the chocolate concoctions of some of the most famous chocolatiers in the USA. Each piece of chocolate that The Chocolate Fetish makes is unique to their shop, due in part to their special blends and in part to their individual style of creativity. You can gaze through the windows that overlook the in-store production area and watch these beautiful chocolate creations come to life.
Chocolate Food truck in San Antonio, Texas
Texas is renowned for a thriving and quirky gourmet food truck scene, but this one is extra special. “Chocollazo” is San Antonio’s first and only chocolate food truck, serving up a feast of enchanting sweets on wheels. The Chocollazo truck is always on the move. If you’re lucky enough to cross its path, make sure to get your hands on an indulgent chocolate assortment. Also, if you are not able to find the truck, don’t worry about missing out; it was so popular that it opened two flagship stores, one on Broadway and another in Hemisfair
Chocolate Factories of San Francisco, California
San Francisco is home to a collection of bean-to-bar chocolate factories where you can learn the insider secrets of what goes into making the perfect chocolate bar! Whether it’s the chocolatiers bouncing around Dandelion Chocolate Factory or chatting with a chocolate expert in the Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace, San Francisco’s chocolate frenzy is sure to catch your imagination before taking over your taste buds. Free tours are in high demand, so make sure you book your place on a bean-to-bar tour in advance of arriving in the city.
Chocolate Museum in Orlando, Florida
The World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe in Orlando, Florida, takes you on a trip around the world’s most iconic attractions. Twenty-five sculptures line the walls, all made from chocolate. Can you fight the urge to take a bite out of a perfectly crafted replica of New York City’s Statue of Liberty? This attraction is also a great place for you to step back in time and learn the history of the chocolate industry. Retired chocolate machines, tools, and instruments are on display throughout. Occasional in-house musical performances are also featured.
Chocolate Movie Location in Savannah, Georgia
Is life really like a box of chocolates? Make your way to Savannah, Georgia, and explore the setting of arguably one of the most famous chocolate movie scenes of all time. The “Forrest Gump” chocolate scene, starring Tom Hanks, was filmed on location in Savannah on the north side of leafy Chippewa Square. There’s certainly no better place to relax and ponder the meaning of life with a box of your favorite chocolates. The actual bench from the scene has been moved indoors and is now on display around the corner in the Savannah History Museum on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.
The East Coast plays host to an impressive collection of chocolate tipples ranging from the distinctive tastes of Massachusetts-based Night Shift Brewing Company to the more adventurous flavors of the Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar in New York City. If you’re a cocktail connoisseur, you can sample delicious chocolate-infused beverages featuring some wonderful crème de cacao.
Chocolate-Making Classes in Honolulu, Hawaii
It’s back to school at Madre Chocolate in Honolulu, Hawaii. This cozy chocolate outfit offers you a chance to make your own bar of chocolate. Classes take you back to the origins of the cocoa bean while utilizing Madre’s artisan recipes. Traditional ingredients and spices are incorporated that were originally used by Aztec and Mayan tribes, the original chocolatiers.