Throughout history, chocolate has been highly appreciated in all its forms. Chocolate was even used by the Aztecs over 2,000 years ago as a currency, just like gold! It is one of the most beloved flavors throughout the world. White, dark, milk or hot—the possibilities are endless. Whether it’s used to sweeten the holidays or just make ordinary days tastier, chocolate is savored and celebrated all around the world. When vacationing in places like Las Vegas; Hershey, Pennsylvania; or Daytona Beach, Florida, treat yourself to a chocolate factory tour and indulge all things chocolate. If you’re passionate about your chocolate, you can share in the bean-to-bar process at the following locations:
Hershey’s Chocolate World | Hershey, PA
Hershey’s Chocolate World next to HERSHEY PARK® is a chocolate lover’s paradise the entire family can enjoy. Simulated tours take guests from the rainforest where the cocoa beans grow all the way to the factory for an inside look at the chocolate production process. Let your senses bask in the smell of sweet chocolate as the cocoa beans are transformed into milk chocolate. This is an informative and tasty way to learn more about the process of creating the world famous Hershey candy bars. Here’s one tour that provides all the necessary ingredients for a great time.
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory | Daytona Beach, FL
Take a break from the Florida sun during your vacation and visit Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, located in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida, just minutes from Daytona SeaBreeze™. Chocolate enthusiasts are sure to admire the skill of chocolatiers as they work their magic – and look forward to sampling the treats. Factory tours are given by friendly and knowledgeable staff members who provide you with 30 minutes of information about the history of their chocolates and candy and how it all began at Angell & Phelps back in 1925. From caramels to gourmet fudge and their signature honey bees (similar to turtles), you won’t be able to resist their products!
Ethel M Chocolate Factory | Las Vegas, NV
When staying at Bluegreen Club 36™ in Las Vegas, be sure to visit the Ethel M Chocolate factory for a winning experience. Here guests can see firsthand how decadent pure chocolates are made without preservatives, just as Ethel Mars did in her kitchen in 1911. Free self-guided factory tours, allowing guests to witness the chocolate-making process and sample chocolates, created in fresh small batches, just as they have been for years. You can also explore the famous Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden, featuring cacti, along with over 300 species of plants.