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Bright Bridge  Identity Verified
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Apr 17, 2011

Hi,

I am a fun of the Swiss chocolate. I wonder if I can find someone who can help in buying some chocolate in Switzerland..

Nabil


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Why Swiss? Apr 17, 2011

The same chocolate is used all over Europe. The raw material comes from Ivory Coast and is distributed to all international buyers by one and the same organisation. Cocoa production uses child slave labour, even though they promised to stop this already in 2006.
Better buy chocolate, that comes South America or generally Fair Trade products. All big makers of chocolate have products from South American origin.

Sorry if I spoilt your appetite!


 

ATIL KAYHAN  Identity Verified
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Mail Order Apr 17, 2011

I would say it should be possible to order (Swiss) chocolate via postal mail though I do not know of any particular sites.

 

ibz  Identity Verified
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Sure! Apr 17, 2011

I fully understand you
Here are some links to order Swiss chocolate online:

http://www.lindt.com/ch/swf/fra/service/lindt-online-shop/

http://www.leshop.ch/l
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I fully understand you
Here are some links to order Swiss chocolate online:

http://www.lindt.com/ch/swf/fra/service/lindt-online-shop/

http://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Main.do/direct/de/Supermarkt/-18238/-22312

http://www.swisseshop.ch/schokolade/schokolade.php?gclid=CPiP1dDyo6gCFQMNfAodoGZJdA

Enjoy!
Irene
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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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Venezuelan cacao Apr 17, 2011

The best chocolats of the world are made of Venezuelan cacao!

You can take a look at http://www.finedarkchocolate.com/Chocolate/El_Rey/index.asp

(There is also a link to purchase all sort of chocolats but the delivery is to certain regions of the world, I'm not sure if it will work for your country)

Kind regards

Clarisa


 

Ambrose Li  Identity Verified
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Really Apr 18, 2011

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

The same chocolate is used all over Europe. The raw material comes from Ivory Coast and is distributed to all international buyers by one and the same organisation.


What has the raw material to do with whether you like the final product though? They all taste different. Chocolate made in the UK tastes different than chocolate made in France or Germany, and they all taste different than chocolate made in Swiss. I am not a fan of Swiss chocolate, but most of the time it is true that you can tell it apart.

Fair Trade or not, however, is a totally different thing. But even all Fair Trade chocolates do not taste the same.


 

Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
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Swiss, Venezuela, UK, France, Germany? Apr 18, 2011

What about belgian chocolate?




http://www.godiva.com/welcome.aspx


my favorite is chocolate with liquorice.


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Taste Apr 18, 2011

Ambrose Li wrote:

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

The same chocolate is used all over Europe. The raw material comes from Ivory Coast and is distributed to all international buyers by one and the same organisation.


What has the raw material to do with whether you like the final product though? They all taste different. Chocolate made in the UK tastes different than chocolate made in France or Germany, and they all taste different than chocolate made in Swiss. I am not a fan of Swiss chocolate, but most of the time it is true that you can tell it apart.

Fair Trade or not, however, is a totally different thing. But even all Fair Trade chocolates do not taste the same.


They all taste different, yes, but how do you think all Swiss made chocolate tastes the same? I know it doesn't.

Only after you perform a test with eyes blindfolded can you be sure you really like some product more than an other.

To me the raw material and production methods matter, not only with food but with all merchandise.


 

veratek
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suggestion Apr 18, 2011

I quite like Milka (it's typical Swiss creamy), but right now I can't remember if they are Swiss

Lindt is OK. For something amazing, try:
Droste Pastilles Orange Milk Chocolate (NL)

If you are travelling to Switzerland, my suggestion is to do a search on "chocolatier." Then you could go to the local artisan shops.

But better than all of the above (except for the Droste pastilles) is sim
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I quite like Milka (it's typical Swiss creamy), but right now I can't remember if they are Swiss

Lindt is OK. For something amazing, try:
Droste Pastilles Orange Milk Chocolate (NL)

If you are travelling to Switzerland, my suggestion is to do a search on "chocolatier." Then you could go to the local artisan shops.

But better than all of the above (except for the Droste pastilles) is simply Nutella.
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Ambrose Li  Identity Verified
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me too. still… Apr 18, 2011

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

They all taste different, yes, but how do you think all Swiss made chocolate tastes the same? I know it doesn't.

Only after you perform a test with eyes blindfolded can you be sure you really like some product more than an other.

To me the raw material and production methods matter, not only with food but with all merchandise.


They matter to me too. But blindfolding is not really always necessary. Chocolate from certain countries taste so bad (according to my taste) I’ve given up on them a long time ago.

Swiss chocolate don’t taste the same, of course, but most have a certain general feel. The same can be said about chocolate from say Japan. Canadian/American chocolate also have a certain general feel—that I generally dislike.

For the Fair Trade ones, most from the large supermarket chains around here don’t taste particularly good. This is, IMHO, unfortunate.


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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The best of lindt... in my opinion Apr 18, 2011

veratek wrote:
Lindt is OK. For something amazing, try:
Droste Pastilles Orange Milk Chocolate (NL)

I agree, but the best of Lindt is no question the Lindt Kirschstengeli.


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Hm... Apr 18, 2011

Heinrich Pesch wrote:
The same chocolate is used all over Europe.

Yes, and the same steel is used in all cars produced in Europe...


 

veratek
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American chocolate is usually quite bad Apr 18, 2011

Ambrose Li wrote:

American chocolate also have a certain general feel—that I generally dislike.


It's probably the worst kind that I've tasted, especially the big brand bars. They are like chocolate versions of a Macdonalds hamburger. They have a stupid taste, very sugary, with usually too much caramel or weird peanut combinations. Some are OK though (I like KitKat for a snack), but it's never something you think tastes really good.


 

veratek
Brazil
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fair chocolate Apr 18, 2011

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

The same chocolate is used all over Europe. The raw material comes from Ivory Coast and is distributed to all international buyers by one and the same organisation. Cocoa production uses child slave labour, even though they promised to stop this already in 2006.
Better buy chocolate, that comes South America or generally Fair Trade products. All big makers of chocolate have products from South American origin.

Sorry if I spoilt your appetite!


You can increasingly find many such options in supermarket chains in France, which is a good thing.


 

Tom in London
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Fair Trade Apr 18, 2011

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

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Better buy chocolate, that comes South America or generally Fair Trade products....



Fair Trade only gives a better price to the producer. Not to the people who work on the farm.


 
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