Israel’s Kibbutz Degania is a chocolate lover’s dream

The pièce de résistance, is the Galita Chocolate Farm, in an old stone building (a former cowshed) on the grounds of the kibbutz.

The ”farm,” started by Galit Alpert nine years ago, produces 24 tons of chocolate annually. It has proved profitable, and for those who believe consuming chocolate is a near-religious experience, a visit is informative, creative and, of course, deliciously caloric.

As you enter the farm, the intoxicating aroma is ever-present. There’s also a café and a boutique  offering chocolates for sale. You can observe production through large glass windows where workers dressed in white like laboratory scientists produce artistic creations using modern equipment. Missing is the conveyor belt Lucille Ball made famous in 1950s America.



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