Tagged: Swiss chocolate

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wowed in Weggis, Switzerland

I’d never heard of Weggis, Switzerland, prior to my visit last fall. It is a tiny community of roughly 4,500 residents situated on the northern shore of Lake Lucerne–a scenic 40-minute boat ride from the city...

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best swiss chocolate of Lucerne

I’d had Max Chocolatier of Lucerne, Switzerland, on my radar for several years now and finally made it there last fall. It was worth the wait, as I firmly believe he makes some of...

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Swiss chocolate travel to Vevey

Last fall, I had the pleasure of being invited on a Swiss chocolate tour with Alpenwild, specialists in Swiss travel tours. Alpenwild is one of the few companies that actually offers chocolate tours as...

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the many flavours of Montreux

In the last couple of posts, I introduced you to some of the cultural and historical highlights I had while experiencing Montreux, Switzerland. In this week’s post, it’s all about the many flavours of...

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a visit to Cailler Chocolate in Broc

My 2016 Chocolatour of Switzerland took me to the village of Broc, where Cailler is headquartered. In North America, we are quite unfamiliar with the brand of Cailler chocolate. But in Switzerland, Cailler is a...

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Swiss chocolate travel to Gruyeres

No other country lives and breathes chocolate like Switzerland. The Swiss are among the highest consumers of chocolate in the world, consuming an average of 9.1 kilograms (more than 20 pounds) of chocolate per...

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Celebrating Milk Chocolate

July 28 is Milk Chocolate Day! We have the Swiss to thank for inventing milk chocolate as it was Daniel Peter, a resident of Vevey, Switzerland, who is first credited with adding milk to...

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Chocolatouring in Switzerland

Many people have said to me that they’d like to join me on a chocolate excursion. Switzerland is a terrific place to explore chocolate as chocolate is engrained in contemporary Swiss culture and steeped in...