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Old 26.07.2015, 14:27
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Re: swiss chocolates

I've not seen this one in UK (and I quite like it)

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Old 26.07.2015, 16:36
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I've not seen this one in UK (and I quite like it)

Supermarket budget chocolate is probably not the best as a gift though
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Supermarket budget chocolate is probably not the best as a gift though
Migros Budget products have ridiculous levels of sugar compared to good quality Swiss (and even Frey) chocolate. Avoid at all costs.
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I think that Cailler is only available online outside Switzerland.

The Goldkenn 'Gold Bars' are also a nice novelty, as are the chocolate Swiss Army Knives. I don't know who makes those though

CAILLER is a Major Trademark of the NESTLE group
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Re: swiss chocolates

If you want something Swiss that, at least I've never seen out of Switzerland, try things such as Ragusa, Branches, Torino.
Amazingly I saw Frey chocolate in Singapore, where it seems quite widely available, but I agree most people are unlikely to know it.
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CAILLER is a Major Trademark of the NESTLE group
Just because Nestlé is available worldwide it doesn't mean that Cailler is. They have kept it as an exclusive brand
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Re: swiss chocolates

Cailler has always been a big hit when I have taken it to the US. Very good product quality and taste. I agree about Nestle'. Just because a big company owns the brand, it doesn't mean it is low quality. Lindt is also good, but as others have mentioned, it is widely available in many markets so it isn't as "special".
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Re: swiss chocolates

My sister tried Lindt Lindoro at home, she wasn't overwhelmed with joy.
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Re: swiss chocolates

I always bought Migros Frey Schoggi for friends and families. Its good and its quite cheap. And it has advantage because its not (yet?) available in my home country .

Before, when my budget a bit tight, i went home a day early than informed, went to big supermarket and bought some Lindt schoggi there , packed it and pretend that it came from CH. Well, there is only a slight price difference though, but i save more money on flight luggage .
... That until a friend of mine found out my trick.. ...
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CAILLER is a Major Trademark of the NESTLE group
Your point?

Yes, it was purchased by Nestle some years ago. That said, you can visit the factory (or at least, a factory) over by Gruyères and I haven't encountered its like the in the US. I would be fascinated to hear what name it is sold under there.
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.... or Milka



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It's not. At least not originally. It was founded in Neuchatel...
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Re: swiss chocolates

Camille Bloch chocolates (especially Torino) as others have said are usually a hit. If you happen to pass by the bernese Jura region, there's a nice factory outlet in Courtelary where they are made, with great prices.
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Migros Frey chocolate is cheap and I'm pretty sure they don't export it
Just found in Hastings. England
£3.25 total (about 4.5 fr)
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Re: swiss chocolates

There is a Lindt shop "Lindt & Sprüngli" near Zurich. They have always sales and discount chocolates.
Seestrasse 204, 8802 Kilchberg
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If you want something Swiss that, at least I've never seen out of Switzerland, try things such as Ragusa, Branches, Torino.
Amazingly I saw Frey chocolate in Singapore, where it seems quite widely available, but I agree most people are unlikely to know it.

BOTH Ragusa AND Torino are Trademarks of BLOCH
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Re: swiss chocolates

Peter & Kohler réunis”.1905


Under an agreement with Peter & Kohler, Nestlé launched its own milk chocolate produced by PK. Chocolate from all partners were now being distributed through the Nestle international sales network.
1907


Beginning of production of “branches” (mentioned for the first time in 1896 in Kohler’s recipe book).
1911


In the period of major industrial progress, the Peter company (managed by Daniel Peter) and the Kohler enterprises, which were already partners, associated with the Cailler company. They decided to join forces in order to optimize their various production techniques and improve the quality of their chocolate even further. The new entity assumed the name of “Peter, Cailler, Kohler Chocolats suisses S.A. ».
Alexandre-Louis Cailler developed a completely new process for manufacturing of milk chocolate, still used today, permitting to obtain more milky and creamier chocolate than his competitors at the time. He used condensed milk produced from high-quality milk from the upper Gruyère region. Presently CAILLER if the only Swiss chocolate manufacturer using condensed milk to produce its chocolate (other manufacturers use powdered milk), which gives it a milky flavour and incomparable smoothness.
1923

Launching of FRIGOR.
1929

CALLIER becomes a brand of the NESTLE Group.


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I agree .... 1929 is SOME YEARS AGO
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Re: swiss chocolates

There is a Lindt shop "Lindt & Sprüngli" near Zurich. They have always sales and discount chocolates.
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this is their central factory
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Re: swiss chocolates

Here is a guide to some Swiss chocolates, and a few biscuits (with some not-so-perfect pronounciation)

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I've not seen this one in UK (and I quite like it)

You probably have but without realising it as the packaging is obviously different.
They ( Frey ) make the Marks and Sparks own label Swiss chocolate.
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You probably have but without realising it as the packaging is obviously different.
They ( Frey ) make the Marks and Sparks own label Swiss chocolate.
I wondered who made the Swiss chocolate sold here in the UK under other names
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