Traveling is about visiting different countries and learning about their culture. One way to learn more about the life of people is to try their cultural cuisine. Another one is to try sweets as they tell a lot about preferences in desserts, candies, and sweet snack, and what kinds of delicious food are more popular in their region.
If you have a sweet tooth and agree that during travel it is necessary to try local candies, chocolate, and other tasty dishes, then this guide is for you. Here is the list of cities from countries of different parts of the world that have their unique sweets.
A lovely city Zurich will surprise you how many chocolate stores and chocolatiers it has. Despite that, a massive sweets producer Lindt gain its world popularity for delicious confectionery, and now it is open for visiting tastings and excursions.
In the Asian part of the world, there are different approaches to sweets and Shanghai is a nice destination to try them. Begin your tasty visit with cold ice cream from the oldest and biggest ice cream factory Yi Min No.1 Foods, and continue learning their culture with fruits on a stick coated in sugar, bingtanghulu.
Italy is famous for its good wine. However, not everyone has heard about The Chocolate Valley. You can find it in Tuscany wherein a lovely countryside a lot of small chocolate stores and factories ready to please your tongue by the finest chocolate bar. Find out what chocolate does not melt under the hot Italian sun.
Can you imagine that the city was renamed because of the chocolate popularity? Then you should visit Hershey, state Pennsylvania in the USA. The original name was Derry Church. However, due to the popularity of the finest chocolate, it was renamed in 1906. Since that time new name gained world popularity. There you cannot only taste Hershey chocolate but also visit its museum and hotel with a chocolate spa.
The best period of trying national cuisine and sweets is during some celebrations. Here in Helsinki, you should visit an annual Finland’s Liquorice Festival where candies differ from other places. Candy does not always need to be sweet but it can also be salty. Finland will offer you the different variety of tastes that represent their culture and lifestyle.
The capital of Japan has a lot of things to surprise you with, but there is one place that you have to visit there. Japanese are very inventive and creative, and you can be sure of this while visiting one of Kit Kat confectionaries. There it will be difficult for you to find the classical taste of this tasty snack. Instead, you can find green tea, sake, red beans, cherry blossom, wasabi, melon and many other variants. None of them are sweet, but you will find them very tasty.
Istanbul invites everyone to its Spice Bazaar that may remind a labyrinth of wonderful tastes. There you can easily find the world famous delicate lokum also known as Turkish Delight, that has more than 300 years of history. Nowadays there are different new tastes and the sweets can be bought in different countries around the world, but if you want to feel the atmosphere of historical Istanbul, you should try traditional lokum at Spice Bazaar.
Here in Buffalo, you can find a different sponge candy. It may sound weird, but it is very tasty. This candy covered with a variety of chocolate, however, the most important is its filling. If to take a closer look, it reminds sponge, but the taste of fine sweetness will pleasantly surprise you.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a luxurious city with a very contrastive look from other cities. For a sweet tooth there is also a place that is worth visiting. Candylicous in The Dubai Mall is overfilled with the widest varieties of candies, chocolates, and other sweets. It will be very difficult to check everything in one day, but here you will be able to satisfy your tongue with the finest candies.
This is a short list of destinations, where you can try on your own tongue delicious tastes, which differs greatly from country to country. Enjoy your traveling with scrumptious food that will make each place even more memorable.
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