February 15 has the reputation for being known as the day of discounted chocolate. With the passing of the most romantic day of the year, chocolate becomes that “special someone” to lean on in times of loneliness. Thankfully for those people, there’s one place in the world that is known for chocolate that could fill any void. Welcome to Brussels, Belgium. Being known as the “Chocolate Capitol of the World” Brussels is a must for those with a sweet tooth. Thanks to the inventor of the praline, Jean Neuhas, Brussels became the pioneer for the start of the chocolate business.
Besides being home to the two largest chocolate factories in the world, Godiva and Leonidas, Brussels has more chocolatiers per square foot than any other city in the world according to K.C. Dermody on tripstodiscover.com.
Being one of the highest rated countries of chocolate consumption in the world, Belgians consume up to 15 pounds of chocolate during the year.
Brussels also offers tours of some of the most delectable chocolate factories in the world. Then while enjoying the chocolates from the tour, Musee du Cacao et du Chocolate (Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate) should be the next stop on the list. According to Dermody, people can learn the history of this delightful treat and see how it’s masterly crafted.
So next February 15 instead of heading to the nearest grocery store for the discounted chocolate, plan a trip to Brussels for some sweet experiences.