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Swiss chocolate

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Swiss chocolate

Where is a nice place to buy chocolates in switzerland? What is the best chocolate to experience there? Where can i buy both artisan and decent priced chocolates?

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Schindellegi...
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1. Re: Swiss chocolate

Where? Switzerland is a small country, but nevertheless there is some travel time between different regions.

At Swiss tourist office website you might find some information on chocolate manufacturers - https:/…chocolate-producers.html

"High end" chocolates tend to be expensive - Sprüngli, Läderach, Honold, Teuscher, Steiner (bakery making also chocolate specialities).

Before spending to much on that kind of chocolate - check Migros (they have an own factory as they were boycotted by major suppliers decades ago, copied several of the successful chocolate specialities from other companies at lower prices), some shops selling general trademarks such as from Nestlé group (Cailler mainly).

Reminds me some discussions I had with former school colleagues working for "major" Swiss chocolate manufacturers - their marketing staff is deciding what kind of chocolate (or other food) customers in other countries [have to] like - and also when I brought some Nestlé chocolate from Switzerland to friends in the US: first reaction was having to understand that Nestlé is a Swiss company, then that Nestlé trade mark chocolates sold in the US did not the same taste .....

By the way - similar situation happened with cheese from Switzerland the time milk and cheese market was controlled by federal government owned organisations. "They" decided what type of cheese customers [had to] like. Since that state monopoly has been abolished prices have dropped, offer has improved with more regional specialities. If also interested in cheese specialities check what is available in supermarkets, or find some specialised shops.

But let us know where in Switzerland you plan to do your shopping.

Edited: 19 September 2018, 19:26
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2. Re: Swiss chocolate

Ill be visiting zurich, basel, lucerne, bern, engelberg and aarburg but mainly do shopping maybe in basel. And how is the weather there now? Has it been raining lately?

Thanks

Basel, Switzerland
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3. Re: Swiss chocolate

Basel is sunny at the moment, but we had some rain the last few days. Forcast is nice and dry for the next week.

Basel, Switzerland
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4. Re: Swiss chocolate

http://www.xocolatl-basel.ch/ is a really nice shop in Basel. Läckerli-Huus (https://www.laeckerli-huus.ch/de/) is an other nice option. They don't have a lot of chocolates though, but they have nice tin-boxes filled with sweets which you can send from their shop world wide and are really great.

Bern, Switzerland
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5. Re: Swiss chocolate

While in Bern, have a look into Tschirren or Eichenberger. They have shops both on the main tourist drag (Kramgasse) and in the train station.

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