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Läderach USA: any good?

I want to send some nice chocolate to someone in the US. I’m wary of sending it from Switzerland because of the cost and risk of melting. I see Läderach has a US presence and (presumably) produces chocolate for shipping domestically. Has anyone tried this? Does it taste like Läderach from Switzerland?

Obviously chocolate from both the US and Swiss branches fulfil some criteria for “Swiss chocolate“ but I wanted to check the US version isn’t Hersheyized or something :-)
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I want to send some nice chocolate to someone in the US. I’m wary of sending it from Switzerland because of the cost and risk of melting. I see Läderach has a US presence and (presumably) produces chocolate for shipping domestically. Has anyone tried this? Does it taste like Läderach from Switzerland?

Obviously chocolate from both the US and Swiss branches fulfil some criteria for “Swiss chocolate“ but I wanted to check the US version isn’t Hersheyized or something :-)
It looks like Läderach chocolates are made in Switzerland and shipped abroad.

Lindt chocolates in the U.S. have been 'Hersheyized'.
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Re: Läderach USA: any good?

Thats a surprise... I thought Läderach would be a great fit for the US market with an owner family that openly supports "bible belt" topics like "pro life" marches, radical christian clubs that spread homophobia and misogyny...
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Re: Läderach USA: any good?

I would assume it is fine enough in quality, but would do some research on Läderach itself before supporting the company in any capacity.
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It looks like Läderach chocolates are made in Switzerland and shipped abroad.

Lindt chocolates in the U.S. have been 'Hersheyized'.
Yep, even complete with HFCS

My family in the US love Läderach and it was them who informed me of a US franchise in NY - they've already ordered for people as gifts and suggest it is same quality as what I usually bring them
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Re: Läderach USA: any good?

Maybe have a read through this thread first..

https://www.englishforum.ch/swiss-po...entalists.html
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Re: Läderach USA: any good?

The only way you would get me to eat Läderach is to pay me to do so. I don't support homophobic, misogynistic businesses.
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The only way you would get me to eat Läderach is to pay me to do so. I don't support homophobic, misogynistic businesses.
So you’re saying your morals are negotiable? 😛
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The only way you would get me to eat Läderach is to pay me to do so. I don't support homophobic, misogynistic businesses.
Interesting, the only way you could get me to eat Läderach is to have it anywhere near me, or if I was passing the factory down in Glarus, or maybe, and this is at a push, if I bought it from the store.

I'm still working on my ability to associate business owners with their products. But that chocolate is fantastic.
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Re: Läderach USA: any good?

I think about people who made the chocolate when I eat it - great craftsmen. What the owner thinks is not on my mind when I am rolling roasted almonds in plain chocolate inside my mouth. I wonder if everyone is always interested in the political opinions of owners of all production plants, food and whatever else we consume, 24/7. Or at least a fraction. I bet there are also terrible products with great CEOs but I do not think that it would make me cave in and donate my tlc to them. I feel that these instagram or twitter accounts of CEOs or owners are fake - just another way to market themselves and brand. A product should speak for itself, oder..
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So you’re saying your morals are negotiable? 😛
Ok, maybe more specific: if THEY paid me to eat it, those making a net loss. So no, not negotiable at all
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Re: Läderach USA: any good?

I bet that the children working in the chocolate industry will be shocked when they hear about this.
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I think about people who made the chocolate when I eat it - great craftsmen. What the owner thinks is not on my mind when I am rolling roasted almonds in plain chocolate inside my mouth. I wonder if everyone is always interested in the political opinions of owners of all production plants, food and whatever else we consume, 24/7. Or at least a fraction. I bet there are also terrible products with great CEOs but I do not think that it would make me cave in and donate my tlc to them. I feel that these instagram or twitter accounts of CEOs or owners are fake - just another way to market themselves and brand. A product should speak for itself, oder..
I tip my hat to people that have abandoned everything and live in a rustico/farm/forest.

I don't get why people will stop buying Läderach chocolate, but continue to drive their car, buy phones, wear branded clothes, travel by airplanes/trains etc. Virtue signalling, but virtue coming with minimal consequences upon oneself.
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I tip my hat to people that have abandoned everything and live in a rustico/farm/forest.

I don't get why people will stop buying Läderach chocolate, but continue to drive their car, buy phones, wear branded clothes, travel by airplanes/trains etc. Virtue signalling, but virtue coming with minimal consequences upon oneself.
Why are you assuming that people are still doing all these things and haven't made any changes to their lives?
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The only way you would get me to eat Läderach is to pay me to do so. I don't support homophobic, misogynistic businesses.
Genuine question: You never use airplanes, cars, taxis, buses etc as well?
Saudi Arabia is the second largest oil-producing country in the world. And a quite homophobic, misogynistic one.
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I tip my hat to people that have abandoned everything and live in a rustico/farm/forest.

I don't get why people will stop buying Läderach chocolate, but continue to drive their car, buy phones, wear branded clothes, travel by airplanes/trains etc. Virtue signalling, but virtue coming with minimal consequences upon oneself.
I think as easy it is to relativize - it is almost impossible to actually prove the authenticity of....just words. Stick a "Gay Pride" label on a chocolate bar and watch the sales. Nobody cares for gestures, unless there is common system to actually check if gestures and words are true. People are getting tired of being told what product is being cancelled. I care for local production - that chocolate is so expensive but I don't eat sweet stuff so can feel holy and virtuous about that. Not politics. Nestle bought and pretty much phased out local sweet stuff manufacturers in CZ. Their food is so mediocre, must be karma. Laderach is the opposite of Nestle - though I am sure we will find a lot of charitable rhetorics on Nestle's insta. Many brandable gestures.
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Saudi Arabia is the second largest oil-producing country in the world. And a quite homophobic, misogynistic one.
That would make virtue signalling far to exhausting.
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Re: Läderach USA: any good?

Kind request to all snowflakes: please debate your issues with the ownership on another thread.

This topic is about the equivalence in quality between the swiss and american Laederach branches.

To the OP, I am not aware but can ask friends/family if they have tasted chocolate from one of the American stores. I know they have tasted the Swiss produced chocolate because we usually take some for them.
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That would make virtue signalling far to exhausting.
Can't one virtue signal about that exhaustion? I've seen it.

It's like a social credit. Currency.
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Why are you assuming that people are still doing all these things and haven't made any changes to their lives?
I don't. I just genuinely fail to understand why people feel like virtue signalling just because they stopped eating chocolate, while enjoying all the comforts of the west.
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