Wales is home to many excellent types of food. While chocolate may not be the first thing that people think of when it comes to visiting Wales, (lamb tends to feature a little higher in the imagination of most people), that doesn’t mean that you can’t pick up some fabulous sweet treats on your journey. In this article, we’ll give you a few hints of the types of chocolate that you should be looking out for during your time in this country.
The Big Brands
Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars are the companies which dominate the UK chocolate market between them. While there have been some complaints in recent years about shrinking chocolate pack sizes, you can still find these products all over Wales. Whether you’re shopping in the largest supermarket or a tiny corner shop in a picturesque Welsh village, you’ll see that all of these products are in abundant supply.
Exploring Rural Areas
If you’re heading out into rural Wales, you’ll find that the weather can be very variable, so it’s well worth checking the weather forecast in advance and packing accordingly. Bringing a raincoat designed for men with you on your trip to Wales will be essential at almost any time of year. Coastal areas of Wales, which are popular with tourists, are where you’re most likely to find traditional chocolate factories. All of these will have an attached shop which sells their delicious goods to visiting hungry children (and adults!). Some will offer tours of the factory that allows visitors to get up close and personal with these tasty products that are being manufactured inside. Be sure to take a look online at the Visit Wales website before you start planning your trip, to make sure that you arrive when the chocolate factory is open and expecting visitors. There are few things more disappointing than driving all the way to a chocolate factory and being forced to leave empty handed because it is closed.
Other Places Worth Visiting
Wales has a vast range of things to see and do for all sorts of visitors, whether the trip is chocolate focused or not. From all the events and activities occurring in the bustling and growing capital city of Cardiff to the solitude and tranquility that you will find if you take yourself away to the heart of rural Wales for a while, this is a country that offers something for every kind of visitor. Whatever activity you are seeking on your next adventure, you’re bound to have a great time. Just make sure that you spend a little bit of energy planning your trip to Wales in advance, and you should be in for a great trip.