Posts about chocolate

Cailler Factory, Broc

The Cailler chocolate factory in Broc, Switzerland, photographed in picturesque late afternoon light.

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Where Toblerone comes from*

A recent blog post by a fellow Brit resident in Switzerland prompted me to head out into Bern. My goal for the lunchtime trip was a university building to the north of the railway tracks; a blue-painted building in the style common throughout the city, which dates to the end of the nineteenth century and whose original use is synonymous with the production of Swiss chocolate.

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Unitobler, Bern

The old Toblerone factory in Bern’s Länggasse quarter is now part of the city’s university. Every bar of Toblerone chocolate made between the end of the 19th century and the mid-1980s was produced in this building. Read more.

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Lindt Rabbits, Brienz, Switzerland

Things have been exceedingly busy over the last few weeks, not least because I have been working on something important in my private time. (I could tell you what it is, but then I’d have to kill you.) Suffice it to say, there hasn’t been much time for regular photography and I was so tired […]

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Risky

A decorated chocolate cake, in a busy street, waiting for a tram ride, with no box.

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Green Thursday

In German-speaking countries, today is called "Gründonnerstag" ("Green Thursday"). The name comes from one of several suggested pre-15th century sources, including the liturgical colour green and the pagan celebration of the arrival of spring by eating green vegetables. In our office, we have no green vegetables handy, so we have a basket of small chocolate […]

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