The UK's 'Fun Chocolate Day Trip'
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Hershey Park is for amateurs. Going to Cadbury World doesn't make you a chocolate snob exactly, but it gives you bragging rights when you claim to have cultivated a taste for the across-the-pond fave with the purple wrappers. Actually, Hershey's makes all the Cadbury chocolate in the U.S., but the formula is different across the pond, and if that information doesn't boggle your mind, ever hear of Mexican Coke?
The Birmingham factory includes a man-made Aztec jungle representing the origins of chocolate, a "Willy Wonka"-style vat of melted chocolate (but no diving allowed, Gloop!) and a special exhibit of Cadbury advertising through the years, in case you think you can still remain immune to the charms of the choccie. There are plenty of samples, too, so make sure to pretend you don't understand what Fruit & Nut or Flake are.
Buy tickets online before your visit; they're £13.45 ($20) for adults, £10.10 ($15) for children. Follow the signs from Bournville Station if you're taking public transit to Birmingham.
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[Photo of a chocolate village: TDR1]