Travel company STA Travel has put together a list of go-to chocolate brands and chocolatiers across 10 destinations in Europe, and where to find them.
If there were an international supermodel in the chocolate industry, it would be Cadbury. Known and loved by millions across the globe, the British-born company has their headquarters in London and operates in more than 50 countries worldwide, best known for their Dairy Milk Chocolate. Cadbury World located in Birmingham provides something for everyone – from a 4D chocolate adventure to chocolate-making classes.
Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham
Pierre Herme is known as the ‘Picasso of Chocolate’. Famous for his work in France, Japan and the United States, his crafted chocolatier and pastry house is located in Bonaparte, France. Offering the finest of chocolates, pound cakes, teas and pastries, it’s hard for any sweet tooth to pass up. His secret? Herme “uses sugar like salt” as a seasoning to heighten other shades of flavour.
72 rue Bonaparte, Paris
When you’re in Amsterdam, you must try chocolatier Puccini Bomboni’s creations. Puccini Bomboni has two stores located in Singel and Staalstraat (below), with every chocolate designed to give the customer an unforgettable experience, full of unique tastes. The chefs at Puccini are constantly seeking to develop new and original combinations, using bespoke combinations such as pepper, lemongrass and nutmeg.
With a motto like ‘We’re always here for you’, Rausch Schokoladenhaus certainly hits the right note with chocolate lovers. A Berlin icon located in Gendarmenmarkt Square in the Mitte district provides customers with a triple threat – a chocolate shop, cafe and restaurant, where you’ll find anything from handcrafted chocolates to delicate desserts.
Ever wondered how chocolate actually becomes chocolate? Discover the history and evolution of the small cacao bean’s transformation into creamy or dark chocolate at The Choco-Story Museum, located in Mustek, Prague. The museum will fill you in with historical, geographical and botanical facts about chocolate, plus a few sneaky treats and taste tests along the way.
Celetna 557/10, 110 00 Praha 1-Stare Mesto