Nowadays everyone seems to have a bucket list or wander list if you will. But among the many unbelievable places to see, road trips to take and experiences to have, I have a chocoholic bucket list – chocolist! As a self-anointed chocolate connoisseur, I have made it my life’s mission to taste chocolate from around the world.
So far I have sampled bars from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam (which tastes remarkably like soy sauce), South Africa, England, Austria, Venezuela, Kazakstan (surprisingly good), Canada, USA and the Dominican Republic, among many others. But beyond my ongoing sampling of these sweet treats from around the world, there are a few key experiences any true worshipper of the cacao bean needs to tick off their bucket list.