My Swiss Chocolate Adventure

Last week I had a business trip to Switzerland with several ^^Important Meetings^^, but my side mission was to search out and find good Swiss chocolate to bring home. I took that mission way too seriously, and I’m sure I will wonder what the heck I was thinking when I get my AmEx bill–I will have to make sure that I have plenty of chocolate within reach when I open it.

In Lucerne, I picked up some good milk chocolate for my friends who don’t like the good stuff (aka dark chocolate).

Callier Milk Chocolate

Every time I posted on Facebook another friend put in an order, so I had to go back for more ….

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One of the finer chocolatiers was near the train station and opened early, so I was able to pick up some locally made dark chocolate bars at Confiserie Kurmann.

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Even before my trip was booked, I was advised that I should visit Blondel in Lausanne.

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I opted for a selection of their “bark” chocolate–mostly dark varieties. After buying $30+ worth, I enjoyed a bit of the dark-chocolate-with-ginger with a coffee at the Starbucks around the corner, and it was so good I had to go back for more!

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I wasn’t sure that I would have time to shop in Basel, but when I arrived I had enough time for a coffee before my first meeting. By chance, I ended up at the chocolatier I wanted to find in Basel.

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From now on, I would like all of my coffee served with a complimentary Swiss chocolate truffle on the side! When I realized where I was, I decided to purchase a selection of their bars–they all sounded too good to resist!

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I thought I was done buying chocolates until my last meeting of the day was in an office right next to another fine chocolatier–and a Starbucks!

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It was too much of a “sign” to resist. One of my clients also encouraged me to try Springli chocolates, so I got a sample of those at the train station.

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Do you prefer milk or dark chocolate?

Do you like nuts in your chocolate or are you a purist like me?

If anyone has connections, I’d like to be a contestant in the first ever “chocolate edition” of the Amazing Race! I think I’ve proven that I’ve got what it takes ….

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6 Responses to My Swiss Chocolate Adventure

  1. Prayers and Apples says:

    a business trip to switzerland?! that's so cool! … those chocolates all look so good! (i love dark!)

  2. Jeanette says:

    Dark!! I'm out in Colorado so I woke up to reading this post. Now all I can think of is fine pastries with chocolate filings and a coffee for breakfast 🙂

  3. yumyucky says:

    I definitely prefer milk choco. And Swiss is one of THE BEST! I gotta search me out some Swiss chocolates. If not in the stores, I'll order online because it's cold enough to be delivered without getting all melty. After I finished with my chocolate, I'll transfer all calories eaten to YOU. This is all your fault, if course.

  4. Carrie says:

    No nuts for me. I think I need to go to Switzerland. I have chocolate envy right now.

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