Hello dear readers!
Last Sunday I had a short day trip to the western part of Switzerland. This trip was actually a birthday present for my friend. With my sister and my two other colleagues, we decided to give him a day trip to the chocolate factory Cailler with a brunch in the morning and a dinner at the end of the day.
So I set up a program for the birthday child; we first started at 9.30am with a rich breakfast at my home. At around 11.15am we left the house. By car it took us approximately one and a half hour from my house to Gruyères. So before visiting the chocolate factory (which is located in Broc), I decided to have a short stop at the medieval town of Gruyères. From 13.00pm until 15.00pm (yep, we had a strict program ;) we spend our time at the pretty Castle of Gruyères and we also had a visit at the HR Giger Museum, which is situated just next to the castle. May some of you know the famous movie “Alien”? Mr. Giger was the creator of this creepy creature and at the museum you could have a look at his paintings, sculptures and other impressive collections of his creations. On the one hand it was absolutely crazy – me in the museum; he was definitely on drugs while painting this picture… on the other hand it was absolutely amazing and interesting – me like: wooooah, look at this furniture, that’s soo coooool! xD
Just on time we left the small town and moved forward to the chocolate factory. The Maison Cailler was located in Broc, which is around 10 minutes from Gruyères by car. We bought tickets for the “German”-tour (there are also tours in Chinese, French, Spanish, English or Italian) at 3.40pm. The tour started with the history of chocolate, it took around 20 minutes. At the end of the tour you could smell and touch the ingredients, which is used for a chocolate bar and furthermore you could marvel at the production of the famous Cailler chocolate branches. Last but not least there was a room, where we could taste different sorts of Cailler chocolate; milk chocolate, black chocolate, white chocolate and so on. The history of chocolate is very very insteresting and surprises me again and again! Thank Mister Cailler, for this brilliant invention – this sweet temptations will make the heart of any choco-lover beat faster ヾ(*´∀｀*)ﾉ
someone was lazy on this day ^.^Let’s go! a lovely little town First visit: the Castle of Gruyéres Little Sis and my lovely friend ♥ Group Shoot (*´▽｀*) Inside the castle Next stop: the Museum of HR Giger Crazy art… Do you recognize this creature? Last stop: the chocolate factory Maison Cailler Touch and smell the creation of cailler chocolate branches Tasting *mhmm* at the souvenir shop ;) New on the Market!
Very cute packaging and delicious combination! Happy chocoholic me =)