This Explains a Lot

 

Literally. Here is the history of Swiss chocolate in a nutshell – or would that be a cocoa pod??

Ever wondered how a country without a single homegrown cocoa bean become one of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers? The pioneers of Switzerland’s ‘Chocolate Revolution’, from the good people at SwissInfo, is a concise history of the Swiss chocolate industry. You’ll recognise some of the names in the story; they are still associated with tasty treats today.

For those of you lucky enough to live in or be traveling to Switzerland, there’s also a link to a list of chocolate factories to visit.

En Guete!