April 02, 2010 09:30 ET

Healthy Decadence: Skyscanner Explores the World's Chocolate Capitals

Recent research has found that eating chocolate is good for you! So, Skyscanner introduces five, fantastic chocolate destinations to celebrate the good news

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND--(Marketwire - April 2, 2010) - Now chocoholics can indulge their passion without guilt, as nutritionists find that eating chocolate may reduce your risk of heart attack by almost 40%. Now you can jump on the chocolate "health wagon" without breaking the bank by visiting one of the many chocolate festivals around the globe, where free samples and chocolate giveaways are always on the menu!, a website that helps users find cheap flights, introduces five choctastic celebrations, worldwide:

Chocolate covered February, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Almost half of all the chocolate consumed worldwide is done so in the USA so this is a top choice for chocoholics. Visit Hershey, the home of the Hershey bar during February and enjoy a whole month of chocolate themed activities at Chocolate World, Hotel Hershey and even in the chocolate spa!

St Stephens Chocolate Fest 1-7 August, New Brunswick, Canada

Visitors to "Canada's Chocolate Town" can stuff themselves silly at a chocolate luncheon dinner, or enjoy a chocolate tipple at "choctail" hour.

The Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival, September, San Francisco, USA

True chocoholics can enter the "Earthquake" Sundae-Eating Contest for the chance to win their weight in Ghirardelli chocolate, while those with a more restrained appetite can enjoy everything from chocolate covered strawberries to chocolate pizza at this cocoa heaven.

New York Chocolate Tour

Alternatively, book a flight to New York and burn a few calories while you consume as you wander around the many chocolate boutiques on a New York Chocolate Tour.

Choc Vienna, October, Vienna, Austria

If you want to watch your waistline then head to this celebration of all things chocolate and sample chocolate beauty products, chocolate make up and even chocolate fashion!

If none of these festivals tickle your taste buds, why not book a cheap flight to Spain and head to Barcelona's Chocolate museum where chocolate and art collide resulting in a variety of chocolate sculptures, including Snowy, Barcelona's famous albino gorilla, carved in white chocolate. 

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