Monday, April 30, 2012

Mimi and Mac at the Cailler Chocolate Factory

My cousin is leaving Switzerland and we decided to have a weekend to remember with them.
Terry and Rich took us to the
 Swiss Cailler Chocolate Factory located in the
town of Broc in the region of Gruyère.
The Cailler Factory has a wonderful little show called
It is about the history of chocolate, starting from the Cocoa bean seen here
how it was discovered and transported to Europe, where
it became popular. 

When the show ends you are dumped into an area where you can see the cocoa beans and nuts they use in the making of their confections.

You then follow how Cailler's Branche bars are made

and try a freshly made one for yourself.

Then it is on to my favorite part of the tour.

Sampling their amazing products.

These were fabulous and Mac and I did our best to taste each one.

I think these were my favorites though.

We then got to watch some people particpating in the
Atelier "Fun in the Chocolate Kitchen" where you can dream up your own chocolate creations as a team building exercise or as fun for your friends and family.
You will need a reservation for this class before you visit.

Finally you come to the chocolate store filled with all their

I spent a long time looking at their candy bar wall.
It was well worth the visit and Mac and I do want to go back for a chocolate making class in the future.

This is a MUST do if you are in the Gruyère region.
What a wonderful adventure we had, but Terry and Rich weren't done showing us around yet. 
He pointed the car in the direction of Gruyère the village and the ALIEN BAR.

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