20 Decadent Destinations: The Ultimate Guide for American Chocolate Lovers

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Ever thought about taking a chocolate bath? While we can’t promise you’ll be swimming in a pool of molten chocolate, we’ve found the next best thing: a journey through the most indulgent chocolate destinations. From the creamy, dreamy shores of Hershey, Pennsylvania, to the artisan alleys of San Francisco, California, get ready to embark on a cocoa-infused odyssey that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and then some.

20. Hershey, Pennsylvania: More Than Just a Theme Park

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Welcome to the town that chocolate built. Hershey’s Chocolate World is the stuff of sweet dreams, where the air smells like cocoa and the streets are paved with… well, not chocolate, but you get the idea.

19. San Francisco, California: Ghirardelli’s Gourmet Gateway

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In Ghirardelli Square, every square inch (and square of chocolate) is a testament to the city’s rich chocolate history. Pro tip: Their hot cocoa is like a warm hug from the inside.

18. New York City, New York: The Big Apple’s Big Chocolate Secret

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Jacques Torres, aka Mr. Chocolate, turns cocoa beans into edible gold. His chocolate chip cookies are the stuff of legend—and for good reason.

17. Las Vegas, Nevada: Ethel M’s Desert Delights

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A little off the beaten path, but worth the detour for any chocolate lover. Plus, a cactus garden light show? Only in Vegas.

16. Montreal, Quebec: Artisanal Bliss at Chocolats de Chloé

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Each piece is a tiny masterpiece. Try the raspberry and dark chocolate truffle and thank us later.

15. Toronto, Ontario: Soma’s Chocolate Alchemy

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Bean-to-bar magic happens here, and the Old School Chocolate is a throwback treat that’s not to be missed.

14. Vancouver, British Columbia: Thomas Haas’s Sparkling Creations

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Ever had a chocolate sparkle? It’s time. Thomas Haas is a wizard with cocoa.

13. Burlington, Vermont: Lake Champlain Chocolates’ Scenic Sweets

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Scenery and chocolate—a match made in heaven. Their factory tour ends with tastings, which is really the best kind of tour, isn’t it?

12. Boston, Massachusetts: Taza Chocolate’s Stone Ground Wonders

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Their chocolate is rustic, rich, and ethical. The texture alone will have you coming back for more.

11. St. Lucia, Caribbean: Hotel Chocolat’s Cocoa Estate

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Not just a place to stay but an immersive chocolate experience. From tree to bar, you’ll leave with a new appreciation for every bite.

10. Quebec City, Quebec: ÉRico’s Edible Museum

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A shop, a café, and a small museum all rolled into one delicious destination. Their hot chocolate is a piece of art.

9. Chicago, Illinois: Blommer Chocolate Company’s Aromatic Air

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The whole area smells like chocolate. If that’s not a reason to visit, what is?

8. Madison, Wisconsin: Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier’s Single-Origin Sensations

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This place takes chocolate seriously, and after one of their guided tastings, you will too.

7. San Diego, California: Chuao’s Inventive Indulgences

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Chocolate with potato chips? It sounds crazy, but trust us—it works.

6. Austin, Texas: Delysia’s Innovative Infusions

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Smoked brisket chocolate, anyone? It’s the most Texan—and tantalizing—chocolate you’ll ever try.

5. Miami, Florida: Cao Chocolates’ Cuban Influence

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Dive into the rich, tropical flavors of Cao’s creations and maybe try your hand at making your own.

4. New Orleans, Louisiana: Southern Candymakers’ Sweet Souvenirs

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Their pralines are a must-try, but the chocolate gators are a close second. Because where else are you going to get chocolate gators?

3. Seattle, Washington: Theo Chocolate’s Organic Offerings

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This place is serious about sustainability and scrumptiousness. Their factory tour is both informative and delicious.

2. Asheville, North Carolina: French Broad Chocolates’ Bean-To-Bar Boutique

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Nestled in the mountains, this chocolatier is a hidden gem that’s well worth the hike.

1. Ojai, California: Chocolate Rx at Kakawa Chocolate House

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An apothecary turned chocolate shop that prescribes chocolate elixirs for whatever ails you. It’s the tastiest treatment you’ll ever try.

A Sweet Conclusion

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There you have it—20 stops on the ultimate chocolate lover’s road trip. So, pack your bags (and maybe some insulin) and set off on a journey that promises to be as decadent as it is delicious.

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