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2 Lawson Street
Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
Australia

+61 2 6685 7974

LOVE BYRON BAY ....SPECIALISTS IN INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL CHOCOLATE.

Love Byron Bay creperie and chocolate boutique is dedicated to sourcing, creating and sharing a quality chocolate experience from Byron Bay, Australia. We'll cultivate your understanding of cocoa, stimulate the palate with a discerning appreciation, fire the imagination with unique chocolate encounters and share the passion for this legendary food of the gods. Exceptional chocolate infused with delicious flavours, irresistible aromatic characteristics and high quality cocoa. 

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Choc Travel : Sweet delights in Costa Rica's rainforest

Alison Campbell

Cacao has deep roots in the history of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, and chocolate tourism has taken off over the last few years, with everything from a Rainforest Chocolate Tour in which you get to harvest and grind cacao seeds, to factory tours and tastings.

With a view of the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna of San Carlos, the Rainforest Chocolate Tour offers the sweetest rainforest experience, in a region aptly named 'The Fortune' because of its extremely fertile lands. The 2-hour hands on program, offers participants the opportunity to take part in all parts of the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying and grinding of the seed, developing the traditional chocolate drink of Mesoamerica and of course tasting the highest quality organic chocolate.

Sibu's Chocolate, set in the mountains 20 minutes north of downtown San Jose, weaves culture and history through their tasting tours with a sampling of fresh cacao fruit and roasted cocoa beans and samples of an indigenous hot chocolate recipe from the 1500s. Topped off with dark chocolate squares and classic European-style bonbons made on the premises. 

For true chocolate connoisseurs, the family-run Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate in Puerto Viejo, on the country's Caribbean coast, hosts a week-long chocolate dream vacation that offers a fully immersive bean-to-bar experience. Nearby Chocorart is another must-stop. The Swiss couple that runs this farm uses traditional Maya methods to cultivate their cacao and offers two-hour tours and tastings, including a sampling of their vanilla, mint, orange and coconut flavored signature chocolate stick.

Source: smithsonianmag.com
Photo credits: Elfinancierocr, Carlos Chavarria