Berne - Capital of Chocolate

 

The first SWISS CHOCOLATE WORLD will be in Berne, Switzerland. The Capital of Chocolate!

Berne, Capital of Chocolate? You don`t believe?

Berne is the capital of Switzerland and the town where not only the Lindt chocolate (1879), the Ovaltine (1904) or the Toblerone (1908) were born. Already before the 1920ies they all became world famous like we know them today. Besides those guys also Philippe Suchard and Camille Bloch made their apprenticeship in Berne

PHILIPPE SUCHARD

(born 1797 in Boudry (Canton of Neuchâtel) - died 1884 in Neuchâtel), inventor of the mélangeur and founder of the Suchard company)

Philippe Suchard made his apprenticeship at his brothers` candyshop in Berne in 1814 and it was in 1825 when he founded his own company in Neuchâtel – the most famous Suchard product is the Milka, launched 1901 in Lörrach, Germany

RODOLPHE LINDT

(born 1855 in Berne – died 1909 in Berne), Inventor of the conche and founder of the Lindt-Chocolate

Rodolpe Lindt invented his famous Lindt-chocolate in Berne close to the river Aare. 20 years later he sold all to Sprüngli in Zürich. This was the beginning of Lindt&Sprüngli

DR. ALBERT WANDER

(born 1867 in Berne – died 1950 in Lugano), Founder of the Ovaltine

Not only the Ovaltine (called Ovomaltine in some countries) was invented in Berne – Wander was also famous for pharmaceuticals – today Wander medicals belong to Novartis, Wander Foods to Associated British Foods

THEODOR TOBLER

(born 1876 in Berne – died 1941 in Berne), Founder of the Toblerone together with his cousin Emil Baumann

The Triangle is the most famous product of Chocolat Tobler from the Länggasse Street in Berne. Since more than 30 years, every Toblerone you get all over the world is exclusively produced in Berne-Brünnen by Mondelez, former named Kraft-Foods

CAMILLE BLOCH

(born 1891 in Berne - died 1970 in Berne), founder of the chocolate company Camille Bloch)

After his apprenticeship at Chocolat Tobler Camille Bloch started to produce his own chocolate in Berne in 1929 before moving to Courtelary in the year 1935. In 1942 he invented Ragusa

CHOCOLAT GYSI

Gysi was founded in 1931 and is a traditional Swiss chocolate factory. During many years they used to deliver globally famous stores such as Harrods and Marks & Spencer

CHOBA CHOBA

Choba Choba`s is a new sustainable Swiss chocolate company. It was founded in 2008 in Berne and produces in the city

CHOCOLAT AMMANN

Chocolat Ammann The popular chocolate marshmallows have been invented in 1949 in Konolfingen, which is the birthplace of Friedrich Dürrenmatt and are produced in Heimberg. Both places are in a distance of 20-25km from the city of Berne

CASA NOBILE

Casa Nobile got many awards such as best Swiss Chocolate in the past years and is located in Bätterkinden, 25km out of Berne. One of their new extraordinary selections is called Bärner Momente, so Bernese Moments

Did Rodolphe Lindt only produced chocolate – or did he even started a revolution? Was the Ovaltine giving inspiration for Albert Einstein for his annus mirabilis? How was it possible that the Toblerone was sold in 120 countries already within its first 12 years and getting to a symbol of Switzerland? What extraordinary chocolate we will get in close future? – all this and much more you will find out in the Swiss Chocolate World.

Hopefully opening late 2020 in Berne, Switzerland - the Capital of Chocolate.

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BIRTHDAYS OF WORLD FAMOUS CHOCOLATES FROM BERNE

FIRST PRODUCTION
1750
YEARS OF LINDT
141
YEARS OF OVALTINE
116
YEARS OF TOBLERONE
112