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swiss chocolates

Hello i need to buy some chocolates for my friends back home, the want non-alcoholic and no fruit chocolates. Where can i buy cheap but very good chocolates that cant be bought outside switzerland. My budget is 20-40 swiss frank
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Re: swiss chocolates

Migros Frey chocolate is cheap and I'm pretty sure they don't export it
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Migros Frey chocolate is cheap and I'm pretty sure they don't export it
I have occasionally seen it on sale in the UK, usually on market stalls etc. Probably surplus stock. It doesn't seem to be available generally though.

I haven't seen Camille Bloch, Minor or Cailler on sale here. These are generally available in supermarkets. They are the best place to buy, rather than the traditional chocolate shops, gift shops or airports.
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Re: swiss chocolates

COOP self-branded chocolates?
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Re: swiss chocolates

So supermarket is a good choice for buying chocolate in switzerland, any recommendation of chocolates to buy in coop or migros?
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Re: swiss chocolates

Lindt ..... easily found outside of CH.

.... or Milka



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Camille Bloch
I like those, no idea if they do without alcohol or other fillings as always bought them with, but presume they do.

Something to watch this time of year, the sell by date. Why I often buy the 100 g bars as good turn over. (In Winter over festive season good time to buy boxes and sometimes over Easter)

Denner sell 100 g bars in gold wrapping with Swiss chocolate title I believe.

Check whether friends prefer Milk, Dark or white chocolate.
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Re: swiss chocolates

Do you want dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white?

I myself don´t like white chocolate but I have heard from others that the "Lindt Les Grandes Blanc, Amande", white chocolate with almonds, is very good. I also haven´t seen it outside of Switzerland (some I know also buy it here when they are visiting (every time) ).

I like Lindt chocolate, but many Lindt chocolate you can also get outside of Switzerland.
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Re: swiss chocolates

I'm a fan of Cailler in general, and their "Branch Noir" in particular. It is owned by Nestle, and closer to mass market than Sprüngli and Läderach, but as far as I know it is only produced for the Swiss market.
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Re: swiss chocolates

Big fan of Cailler here as well. I only eat dark chocolate, preferably with some kind of nuts in but nothing else, and the Cailler dark chocolate bar with hazelnut is the best I have found in supermarkets. When I want to splurge, I buy the Läderach plates dark with hazelnuts or almonds.

Frey is good but a bit soft and sweet. Lindt isn't dark enough with nuts and too "dry" in the regular dark form. Sprüngli is good, but expensive and I prefer Läderach.

But chocolate is definitely a matter of taste and the three of us all like different types form different makers.
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Re: swiss chocolates

I'm also a big fan of the callier dark chocolate hazelnut bar, as well as the Läderach. I like the dark Lind with fleur de sel and what i think are cocoa nibs, but those are probably available in the US.

I think Villars are a bit unusual - i like the lemon ginger and absinthe version - i've found them at odd times in the Coop City lebensmitel in Winterthur (not the train station coop, the one in the coop city next door).
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Do you want dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white?

I myself don´t like white chocolate but I have heard from others that the "Lindt Les Grandes Blanc, Amande", white chocolate with almonds, is very good. I also haven´t seen it outside of Switzerland (some I know also buy it here when they are visiting (every time) ).

I like Lindt chocolate, but many Lindt chocolate you can also get outside of Switzerland.
I love those Lindt White w/ Almonds

Buying special flavor of mainstream brands is a good suggestion!
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I'm also a big fan of the callier dark chocolate hazelnut bar, as well as the Läderach. I like the dark Lind with fleur de sel and what i think are cocoa nibs, but those are probably available in the US.

I think Villars are a bit unusual - i like the lemon ginger and absinthe version - i've found them at odd times in the Coop City lebensmitel in Winterthur (not the train station coop, the one in the coop city next door).
The Villars bars with hazelnuts are also excellent, and like Cailler I don't think they are found outside Switzerland (maybe in special shops?).

For gifts to my numerous family in Canada I usually buy nice boxes from Cailler at Coop City (the retor boxes in metal), as most of them tend to favour milk chocolate. The box with the Swiss Alps in relief was also a bis success, but nowadays it's sold with Toblerone chocolate which is not as exotic.

For kids I buy Goldkenn chocolate coins, it's always a big success and the chocolate is good.
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The Villars bars with hazelnuts are also excellent, and like Cailler I don't think they are found outside Switzerland (maybe in special shops?).

For gifts to my numerous family in Canada I usually buy nice boxes from Cailler at Coop City (the retor boxes in metal), as most of them tend to favour milk chocolate. The box with the Swiss Alps in relief was also a bis success, but nowadays it's sold with Toblerone chocolate which is not as exotic.

For kids I buy Goldkenn chocolate coins, it's always a big success and the chocolate is good.
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
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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
We've found the Swiss Army knives too sweet though, they're kind of creamy inside. But they sure make an impression as gifts!
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Re: swiss chocolates

Camille Bloch chocos are sold in leshop. I like Camille Bloch Mousse ones, way better than their Lindt version (used to be sold in Denner but not for quite a while).

Cailler black figor is really nice.
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Re: swiss chocolates

If you want, one of us could nip to Migros and have a look around for you.
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Coop, Frigor. You can't go wrong, they'll love you.
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Re: swiss chocolates

Denner often has popular Swiss chocolate brands on sale or with big discounts, like buy 10 items for the price of 5 items.
Lindt is good, but you can get it anywhere. Try something not so popular, Migros Frey, Cailler, or Coop self branded. They are all of a good quality.
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Re: swiss chocolates

Why not Ragusa ? It tastes very good. I personally wouldn't take Frey, for me it lacks personality.
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