The Swiss and their chocolate
Did you know that…
… the word chocolate originates from the Aztekian expression „xocoatl“ which means something like „bitter water“ ?
… there is no other country in which so much chocolate is eaten as in Switzerland? With a yearly consumption of 12 kg per person the Swiss are ranking worlwide on top of the list.
Swiss choclate is not so famous and loved without any reason. It is in this small country – right in the middle of the heart of Europe – where the oldest chocolate factory is still operating today. Names like Philippe Suchard, Rudolf Sprüngli, Aquilino Maestrani, Johann Georg Munz, Rodolphe Lindt, Jean Tobler, Henri Néstle, Robert und Max Frey which are still known today from existing chocolate brands, are synonymous for the exceptional quality of Swiss chocolate. It really is amazing that it were the Swiss who were so extremely successful with their chocolate, despite the fact that they had to import the expensive raw materials such as cacao and sugar from overseas. Nevertheless, they succeeded due to their extreme strive for quality. This is still today the recipe for success. Convince yourself from the unique taste of the Swiss Chocolate and other carefully selected Swiss delicacies!
Enjoy! Your Foodbox Team member Daniel.