Do you love chocolate? If your answer is yes – and we know it is – then there has never been a better time (excuse) to indulge and celebrate the smooth, chocolatey goodness in your life, because this week National Chocolate Day ‘happened’.
Yes, Thursday 7th July is officially National Chocolate Day in the UK which means that chocolate can, and should, be enjoyed before, during and after this special day; after all, what better way to pay homage to this godly sweet treat than with a chocolate-themed day out?
So here is SuperBreak’s very own Chocolate-lover’s Guide to Celebrating National Chocolate Day:
1) Cadbury World, Birmingham
Whether you’re crazy for Caramel, smitten with Snickers or besotted with Buttons, Cadbury is many peoples’ Heroe; so there really is no better contender for our top spot to celebrate chocolate than a day out at Cadbury World in Birmingham. With 14 zones choc-full of fun, you can discover chocolate’s fascinating history as well as how it’s made, and of course, there’ll be lots of tasting involved – oh well if you insist!
2) Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Theatre Show, London
A real sweet theatre treat, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is a classic childhood film favourite, but what if we told you that the film had been brought to life in a magical, musical stage production? You can get your very own golden ticket to see Charlie Bucket discover the chocolatey wonders of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
3) Belgium – Brussels & Bruges
A delicious Mecca for all chocolate worshippers, Belgium is home to over 2,000 chocolate shops, all stocked with melt-in-the-mouth chocolate treats. Brussels is hallowed as the ‘Chocolate Capital of the World’ because of its rich chocolate history, and it’s a great place for a Chocolate Tour, but just as prominent on the chocolate scene is Bruges, home to the famous Choco-Story Museum. You can satisfy your chocolate cravings with a shopping trip in the famous Godiva and Neuhaus shops on your Belgium break – yummy!
4) York’s Chocolate Story, York
Meander down York’s famous Shambles and you’ll stumble upon a decadent day out at York’s very own chocolate museum. Unwrap the secrets of the chocolate world on a fully-guided tour and master the art of the chocolatier as you create your very own hand-made chocolates. With your new cocoa-connoisseur status, you can then head to the York’s Chocolate Story shop to buy some souvenirs and enjoy a creamy coffee with your new purchases.
5) Choccywoccydoodah Cake Shop, Brighton
When those chocolate cravings call, make a beeline to the beautiful seaside city of Brighton and step into the chocolate-coated dream world of Choccywoccydoodah. With its own TV show, this chocolaterie really is something else; blending art, design and sculpting with the world of chocolate – It’s a saccharine temple home to lots of divine chocolate delights for everyone’s sweet tooth!
6) The Chocolate Train, Switzerland
All aboard The Chocolate Train! No train journey can be sweeter than this one in Switzerland. With its first stop in the scenic Gruyeres village at the Maison de Gruyere cheese factory, followed by a stop at the iconic Maison Cailler chocolate factory, you can discover the secrets behind Switzerland’s most famous cuisine, cheese and chocolate. Lots of tasting is compulsory on this first-class rail trip!
The Chocolate Boutique Hotel, Bournemouth
Develop your sophisticated chocolate palate with a chocolate tasting session and discover the art of truffle making at this chocolate-making workshop in Bournemouth. There are many luxurious chocolate packages on offer, from chocolate portrait painting to chocolate and wine tasting (win-win). For the true chocolate experience, make sure you check this place out on your Bournemouth break!
What’s are your plans to celebrate National Chocolate Day? Let us know in the comment box below!