Everyone likes chocolate, right? And everyone would love their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory moment, perhaps minus a little bit of the sinister Willy Wonka madness. Well, chocoholics in Taiwan are in luck. Fu Wan Chocolate makes some of the best chocolate in the world and on this chocolate tour in the Southern Taiwan, you’ll have the opportunity to see how it’s produced and taste it for yourself. (You might also like: 3 More Things to Do on a Day Trip to Kaohsiung)
Visit a Chocolate Farm
Yes! Chocolate farms are a thing! Of course, they don’t grow actual pieces of chocolate, we’re talking about to cacao tree. See firsthand the tree-to-bar process at the first farm in the country to introduce the cacao tree, a plant usually native to tropical regions of Mesoamerica that produces seeds that can be harvested to make chocolate, chocolate liquor, chocolate butter and various other chocolate products.
Taiwan’s original chocolate farm, the cacao from here is used by the award-winning Fu Wan Chocolate, founded by Taiwan’s first-ever certified chocolate Warren Hsu. Yep, chocolate taster is a real job and something you can receive certification for. Yes, we’re very jealous. While at the farm, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s agricultural industry, and even have the chance to pick your own cacao. (Read also: A Day at Kaohsiung’s Meinong Hakka Village)
Taste Fu Wan’s World Renowned Products
Fu Wan Chocolate is world renowned for its “Oriental Cacao.” Notably having a physical store at Taipei 101, their products include special gift boxes, syrups, cocoa powder, chocolate covered oranges and more. (Read more: The Best Chocolate Shops in Taiwan)
On this tour, you’ll visit the Fu Wan factory/store – sorry, there are no Oompa Loompas – and try their delicious chocolate. Be sure to also take some home as a souvenir or as a gift. You can’t miss their famous dark chocolate, as well as their international award-winning chocolates such as, Taiwan whiter pepper and fleur de sel flavor and Taiwan Charcoal Oolong Tea. You can also buy Fu Wan’s products online.
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