Spring is finally here! And that means, the Easter bunny will soon hop into town. You can hop in your car and take a day trip to the sweetest spots in Pennsylvania. Some of the country’s best chocolate is made right here in the commonwealth!

1. Hershey’s Chocolate World: Hershey’s Chocolate World is located in Hershey, PA and offers a variety of chocolate-related attractions, including chocolate tastings and chocolatier classes. Take the Chocolate Tour and get in insider look at the process of making the world famous sweet treat.

2. Wilbur Chocolates: Wilbur Chocolates is located in Lititz, PA, which was voted one of America’s coolest small towns. The store sells a variety of chocolates and confections that you can sample and purchase. You can even watch the chocolatiers create delicious fudge and chocolate specialties. After you get a sweet treat, check out the Candy Americana museum, created by Penny Buzzard, wife of former Wilbur Chocolate President John Buzzard. The museum features more than 1,000 pieces of chocolate memorabilia.

3. Daffin’s Candies: Daffin’s Candies, located in Sharon, PA, is the world’s largest candy store and is also known as the Chocolate Kingdom. Visitors can walk through the shop and view chocolate carvings weighing up to 400 pounds. In addition to the flagship store, there are several other locations through Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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