Chocolate Around the World Category
Cozy up to a cup of hot chocolate this Fall!
Ah, fall! Leaves are changing colors, football is in the air, and the pumpkin, in all it’s orange, round, splendor, everywhere. ’Tis the season for some seriously, sippable concoctions. We’ve discovered some unique and delicious fall hot chocolate recipes, perfect for getting cozy with a mug and drinking in the beauty of all things autumn.
Visit these exquisite European chocolate shops on your next trip!
It is well worth the effort.
Europe is famous for many foods and beverages, and one of the most delectable of those is chocolate. The rich, often creamy, usually sweet food made from fermented, roasted and ground cacao beans is popular from the British Isles to Germany and everywhere in between. Switzerland and Belgium’s creations probably are the most famous, of course, but chocolate shops in several other European cities also are worth a visit. We have curated a list of seven unique shops you may want to visit next time you are in the area.
Let’s Begin Our Tour of International Chocolate Festivals!
America loves chocolate. In fact, we love it so much that as a country, we gobble up about ½ of the world’s total production of the sweet stuff each year! White, milk and dark, all presented in ways and pairings to excite even the most jaded taste buds, you can find them at chocolate festivals around the globe. Get your passport ready, because after you read about the five most decadent international chocolate festivals, you’ll be calling your travel agent and making vacation plans!
Once thought of as the food of the gods and more valuable than gold, chocolate has been known since prehistoric times. Today, over 3 billion tons of chocolate are produced and consumed globally each year. We found 12 secret facts about chocolate; you may not know that will surprise and delight chocolate lovers everywhere!
On this site, we love highlighting the talent of artisan chocolatiers around North America. Bean to bar chocolate makers are becoming more and more popular, providing even more options to you, a discerning consumer. Dandelion Chocolate is no exception.
In Seattle, gourmet foods and drinks are a way of life. When it comes to drinking chocolate there are no shortage of options in the Seattle area. And one of those options is Theo. Theo is the North America’s first ever third party certified organic, fair trade chocolate maker. Their environmental stewardship and community involvement both in Seattle and abroad make their delicious bean to bar creations even more delicious!
While the United Kingdom might be better known for their tea, the drinking chocolate to be found here is nothing to scoff at! In England, hot beverages are a way of life. Whether it is your morning cuppa, or an afternoon event, tea, drinking chocolate and coffee all have a special place in British society. But where is the best drinking chocolate to be found in London, England? Read on to find out!
Rome is one of the world’s most sought out urban destinations. Revered for its gourmet restaurants, historical landmarks, and ancient influences, the saying “When in Rome” certainly hits home. Drinking chocolate throughout Italy has enjoyed a delicious past, and is still enjoyed today!