Mexico is where chocolate comes from. It is where cocoa beans are grown and used in all kinds of drinks and meals. In Oaxaca, you can still see how, hundreds of years ago, people used cocoa beans and prepared meals from them.
Chocolate Capital of the World
Brussels is the capital of Belgium, the European Union, and … of chocolate. There are about 300 chocolate producers in Brussels. The first chocolate praline4 was made there in 1912 and now every tourist leaves the city with a box of pralines. The city offers special chocolate tours where tourists see how chocolate is made.
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Hershey’s is the most popular chocolate brand5 in the USA. You can learn all about it and taste it in this family theme park. There are fun rides and other attractions as well as chocolate tours and other activities. You can make your own chocolate, taste different kinds of chocolate, or go to a chocolatethemed theatre and show.
Chocolate Boutique Hotel
Bournemouth boasts6 the only chocolate-themed hotel in the UK. All the bedrooms are chocolate-themed. There are chocolate fountains and you can even paint your own portrait in chocolate!
Did you know?
• The World Chocolate Master Championships take place in Paris every second year.
• In 2010 a team from China built a 10-metre-long replica7 of the Great Wall of China from chocolate.
• Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio created a chocolate covered room as a piece of art. Visitors were free to lick it8.
Make a survey in class.
Which is the most popular chocolate flavour in your class?
white/ milk/ dark/ with nuts/ with raisins/ with a filling/ praline/
with chili/ other ………………………………………………………………
Vocabulary: 1[du ju həv ðə swi:t tuːθ] – Máš rád sladkosti?; 2[triːt] – pochúťka/ pochoutka; 3[wič wil meik jo: mauθ ˈwoːtər] – z ktorých sa ti budú zbiehať sliny/ ze kterých se ti budou sbíhat sliny; 4[ˈpraːliːn] – pralinka; 5[brænd] – značka; 6[bəusts] – pýši sa/ chlubí se; 7[ˈreplikə] – presná kópia/ replika; 8[ˈvizitəs wə fri: tə lik it] – Návštevníci ju mohli oblizovať./ Návštěvníci ji mohli slízat.