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Cheapflights Canada

February 02, 2010 11:18 ET

Cheapflights Canada Unwraps Choco-Holidays

Calling All Chocoholics, Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Canada's and the World's Most Chocolaty Destinations This Valentine's and Family Day

TORONTO--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - A box of chocolate is a long standing tradition when it comes to romancing a loved one. Chocolate is also a special treat loved by children and adults alike. So in honour of this year's Valentine's Day, which for many Canadians happens to fall on a long weekend coinciding with Family Day, Cheapflights Canada has researched the best destinations in Canada and around the world to indulge even the 'chocolatiest' of cravings and created a special 'Canadian Chocolate Lovers Guide' for those lovers and families looking for sweet ways to celebrate their love.

"With Valentine's Day and Family Day falling on the same weekend this year, Cheapflights Canada wanted to find a way to honour these two celebrations of love," says Oonagh Shiel, Content Editor for Cheapflights Canada. "We found our way with chocolate. Given that chocolate is loved by both children and adults alike, we used this as our theme and researched destinations throughout Canada and the world with special chocolate attractions suitable for a romantic couple or a special family weekend. The final list is delicious."

The Canadian Chocolate Lovers Guide features ten choco-destinations across the country. The guide includes chocolate-themed attractions, shops and museums from BC and Calgary in the west to Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick in the east. Some examples from the list include:

-- MoRoCo, in Toronto's trendy Yorkville neighbourhood, is a luscious chocolate boutique and lounge with jewel-like, heart-shaped macaroons, heart plates and chocolate tea cups. Here afternoon tea is similar to what Alice in Wonderland might have experienced if she had visited Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

-- St. Stephen, New Brunswick, which registered itself as "Canada's chocolate town" in 2000, has a chocolate museum and is the home of Ganong Chocolates since 1873.

-- Miss Chocolat in Gatineau, Quebec, has been making fine chocolates since 1989. Passion and creativity are the extra ingredients in her mouth-watering truffles, candied chocolates and glistening, dark, heart-shaped chocolate boxes and you can learn how it's done with her interactive workshops for adults and kids ages five and up.

-- The Rimrock at The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary features special Monday nights which end in Death by Chocolate, the cake that is.

To download the complete choco-guide visit at

For those with some extra time wishing to satisfy their sweet tooth at chocolate destinations around the world, here are some recommendations from Cheapflights Canada.

Belgium: Producing 172,000 tons of chocolate per year,* Belgium is counted as one of Europe's top two chocolate destinations and houses chocolate museums, factories, and festivals. To witness the sweet stuff in all its glory, visit the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, complete with glass cases housing the moulds of chocolates past. Search and compare cheap flights to Belgium

Guatemala: If you're in the mood for something exotic, Guatemala is the place to go. It might seem a little random for a choco-holiday, but, historically, Mayans used chocolate as a trading currency and considered it as valuable as gold. Today, it is still treated as such by Guatemalans ensuring very high quality and their chilli infused hot chocolate is officially recognized as some of the best in the world. So grab yourself a cuppa and go visit the Guatemala National Museum for a glimpse of the famous Chocolate Vase. Search and compare cheap flights to Guatemala

Lebanon is another unexpected choco-destination as it's mostly noted for sweets like Baklava, but the country also offers up famous chocolatiers like Patchi, whose shop in downtown Beirut is practically a museum in itself. The chocolate is top quality, but you may not want to unwrap it as the packaging is literally an art form. Each individual chocolate is specially wrapped into whichever shape, size or occasion the customer requires -- when it comes to design, the sky is the limit here. Search and compare cheap flights to Lebanon

New Zealand: For an extended Valentine's break, chocolate lovers should go the distance and head to New Zealand where the Cadbury factory houses Cadbury World complete with themed displays, product samplings and a five storey high 'chocolate fall' oozing with melted sweetness. This is a real life version of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Search and compare cheap flights to New Zealand

To start planning your chocolate themed vacation now, search and compare flights to any of these destinations by visiting


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