Published: March 30, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Unbelievably cool! what a wonderful departure from Mickey!
Annette Forrest

Published: March 31, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Krista your column today is sublime. I loved it better than fine chocolate! It was such a treat!!! What I like about your articles is that with pictures you take and the way you write it feels like you are taking us with you to these places. I feel like I am right there as I am reading, like a wonderful friend invited me for a day of adventure. And the pictures. I don't know how you take such good pictures. They are coffee table book quality pictures, better than on postcards. I love them! What an absolute delight it is to see a new Krista Joy column up! :)
Iris Hernandez

Published: March 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

As a local Orlando girl myself I am amazed and saddened that I had not heard of this hidden gem. Here I thought I've seen and done it all and then BAM!!! Thank you so much for this article as I will be visiting the World of Chocolate very soon :-)
Anthony Murphy

Published: March 31, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Love it!
Pyra-Danny V

Published: March 31, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Great photography skills!
And your timing is awesome. My clan was actually going to visit World of Chocolate last Sunday but alas the Florida storms on Saturday prevented us from driving that way.
We actually found out about this "local" (we're from Tampa) gem via Groupon!! Haha my clan knows how to make it rain! Hopefully we'll try again to go soon. We weren't so sure to trust Groupon since I didn't find any reviews as detailed as yours online. Now I'm not only rest assured but I'm also excited!!
Annette Forrest

Published: March 31, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I actually shared this column with my husband and sons over dinner. I waited for dessert because I knew the chocolate story would be so tempting. I actually made a quick chocolate cream pie on honor of this story!

My husband then told me that when we was a kid he lived in Akron, Ohio and his parents would take him to Erie Pennsylvania sometimes. They had a place there called "Daffins World of Chocolate". I don't know if it's still there. But they had a huge "chocolate kingdom" with a castle made of chocolate and a chocolate river, like on Willy Wonka the movie. they also had animals made of chocolate (statues). He said that when you went there and did the tour you would smell like chocolate the whole ride home! It got in your clothes and you smelled like chocolate! Must have been all those antioxidants! :)

Published: April 4, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Since I am Krista's mother and not at all prejudiced, I too
have an honest opinion. The post is fabulous! The writer is very observant, her pictures show the greatest points of interest and those images make me want to go there!YUM

Published: April 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Jane Kresge, I thought the price to tour Chocolate World was high. Perhaps I am just spoiled from having been raised with access to Hershey's in PA. and seeing the chocolate actually being made.
Michael Hudson

Published: April 4, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Great article!

Has anybody also been to Hershey's Chocolate World in PA? It is a separate thing to the Hershey theme park though it is on the same grounds as the park. I've been there and enjoyed it. Very Hershey-centric of course, and it doesn't have the museum aspect that World of Chocolate seems to have.

In any case, it would be nice to see someone compare/contrast the two.