Dubbed as the "Sweetest Place on Earth," Hershey, PA is one of the most exciting destinations for children and children-at-heart. Of all its attractions, Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World are probably the most popular and the most important reasons for coming in the first place. However, adults shouldn't be worried since the town has since expanded its tourism to include amenities such as golf courses, spas, theatres and shopping malls. Here are some fun things to do at Chocolate World, as recommended by BBOnline:
Hershey's Chocolate World
251 Park Boulevard
Great American Chocolate Tour
How is chocolate made? Where are the raw ingredients from? All these questions are answered when you join the Great American Chocolate Tour in Hershey, PA. The tour is for free and starts with the beginnings of chocolate itself, as a cocoa bean. It proceeds to explain the history of how chocolate was made through the years and its contribution to society. On top of the free tour, there are also plenty of chocolate freebies to take back with you to the Palmyra Bed and Breakfast where you're staying.
Try the Different Chocolates
There is such a thing as a genuine chocolate expert, and he can be found explaining the different types of chocolate to kids and adults when you join the Chocolate Tasting Adventure at Chocolate World. From dark chocolate and milk chocolate to white chocolate, guests are given the wonderful opportunity to see, taste and smell the difference. The people at Hershey's consider this an important stock of knowledge to invest in, so they give you a Master's Degree in Chocolate Tasting afterward for the effort.
Make your Own Candy Bar
Although the Hershey's Candy Bars are delicious as is, they can become even more delicious when customized according to your own taste. This can actually be done in the chocolate factory. Making your own candy bar is possible, starting with choosing from the three Hershey's bases (white, milk or dark chocolate), then proceeding to add more toppings and ingredients to suit your own taste.
Shop for Unique Souvenirs
Don't forget to bring some of Hershey's product characters to give to loved ones. Hershey's Market has all types of souvenirs from cookies and shirts to collectibles. It's a wonderful way to remember Hershey, PA long after you've gone back to your Palmyra Inn.
What's most wonderful about going to Chocolate World is that you get to try Hershey products which are not usually sold in the national or even local market. Chocolate World has restaurants such as Hershey's Coffee & Cocoa for those who are craving for their well-loved drink with unique blends such as mocha and other coffee types. For those who prefer more cold treats, there are ice cream and milkshakes from the shop. Whichever you choose, it is sure to conjure up happy memories from childhood you thought were long forgotten.