Guest Author - Michelle Matile
Some of the big cities have a delicious way to spend an afternoon. Chocolate tours typically provide a history of chocolate as you stop and sample sweets along the way. While enjoying chocolate you will also learn about the city you are visiting and its rich history. These tours are all walking tours and offer a different view of the city than you would normally see. They range from 2 1/2 hours-3 hours. If you are going on vacation check the areas you are visiting to determine if they offer chocolate tours. Or even check your own neighborhood. It is a great way to spend an afternoon!
Boston Chocolate Tours offers 3 different tours, depending on which neighborhood you would like to experience. All 3 tours provide a history of chocolate. Possible decadence includes chocolate martinis, chocolate soup, ice cream and much more. In addition to the samplings you will learn the chocolate making process.
Chicago Chocolate Tours allow you to explore chocolate in the windy city. Some possible samples chocolate lovers can enjoy are rich treats of candy bars, truffles, and cupcakes. This tour includes a lot of walking and takes you to lesser known spots.
San Francisco is the home of Ghirardelli. Stop at Ghirardelli while taking a chocolate tour in San Francisco. You will sample chocolate, learn the health benefits, and tour the city through the San Francisco Gourmet Chocolate Tour. You will walk by the beautiful waterfront and make 7 delicious stops.
Chocolate Decadence is provided by Portland Walking Tours. Truffles, cupcakes, gelatos and chocolate drinks are just some of the possible sweets you will experience. Over 30 chocolatiers reside in Portland, making the possibilities endless.
Learn about the history of Philadelphia and its neighborhoods through a chocolate tour. Philadelphia Chocolate Tours provides chocolate sampling while educating you on chocolate history and the health benefits of this sweet treat.
Yelp is a great website to see reviews of most of these tours and they offer great information. The price range of most of these tours is $40-$52. These companies offer coupons on Groupon and Living Social. Many of the reviews indicated that while they loved these tours, they felt it was only worth its price if you were able to get tickets at a discounted price through one of these sites.