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Tours for chocolate lovers not just about sampling sweets

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/1/2017 By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — A tour for chocolate lovers in Brooklyn, New York, isn't just about tasting the final product. It also gives a peek at factories, neighborhoods and even business plans.

The chocolate tour offered by A Slice of Brooklyn visits four chocolate-makers around Brooklyn, offering a look at the chocolate-making process while visiting different neighborhoods: DUMBO, Cobble Hill, Red Hook and Industry City.

The granddaddy of U.S. chocolate tours is Hershey's Chocolate World in Pennsylvania, which has hosted 100 million guests since opening in 1973. Other chocolate tours include tours by train, factory tours and visits with artisanal chocolatiers.

It's part of a trend catering not only to the public's sweet tooth, but also to consumer interest in learning where the products they eat come from.

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