striking it rich at Aeschbach Chocolatier in Root
I wished I’d had more time to explore Weggis, Switzerland–the scenic village along the shores of Lake Lucerne where I had my first exposure to a cow parade! But it was time for me to make my way to the town of Root, where I would learn about Aeschbach Chocolatier, and how this Swiss favourite makes the chocolate coins coveted by children around the world.
Because Aeschbach is known for its gold foil chocolate coins, the chocolate workshop and factory tour is a popular field trip for Swiss school children. I happened to arrive via the same train as a class of children from Zurich filled with excitement to be exploring the world of chocolate.
aeschbach chocolatier has treats for children of all ages
But Aeschbach Chocolatier is definitely not just for kids! They have an amazing selection of liquer-filled chocolates and artisanal truffles to please the refined palate.
Aeschbach Chocolatier does not work directly with cocoa beans. They have Chocolat Suchard source and process their cocoa beans in Lausanne, Switzerland. The beans are made into a custom couverture that is transformed into the Aeschbach line of delicious chocolate products in Root. Aeschbach primarily focuses on the domestic Swiss market, which is why those of us in North America likely haven’t heard of it before. Just one more reason to embrace the idea of chocolate tourism, and hit the air, road, or rails in search of memorable chocolate experiences. Your life will be sweeter for it!
This is the last of my series of posts about chocolate travel to Switzerland. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and that you’ll take the opportunity that the Swiss Travel Pass gives you to reach some of these smaller cities and villages I have talked about, like Gruyères, Broc, Vevey, Montreux, and Lucerne. Thanks again to Swiss Tourism for making this trip possible. I’ve been to Switzerland three times now, but I still haven’t got to ride the Chocolate Train due to its seasonal operation schedule. At least this time I saw it!