While you may not be able to jet off to Switzerland on a whim, you can
easily indulge your taste buds with Cailler
chocolates, home of Swiss chocolate since 1819. We
had the opportunity to experience the brand during Cailler's United States tour
at a pop-up event in New York City and were happy to learn that these exquisite
chocolates are now available for purchase online via Amazon.
Home of Swiss Chocolate since 1819
On November 17, 2016, we had the good fortune of attending a
special event in New York City to promote the launch of Cailler chocolates in
the United States. Meeting with master chocolatier Geraldine Müller Maras we learned
about Cailler and sampled our way through their delicious signature collection
of chocolates. Melt in your mouth wonderful, these attractive chocolates should
come with the warning, "may become habit forming."
Located in the La Gruyère region of Switzerland, Cailler is the oldest
Swiss chocolate brand, and their chocolates are decadently luxurious. Having
spent substantial time in Switzerland, we can wholeheartedly proclaim that the
Swiss are very serious about their cows, their dairy, and their chocolate. As a
noteworthy point, Swiss law requires that cows go outside at least 20 days of
each month where they must seek their own food, and not fed silage. In the
summer time, farmers bring their cows up to the Alps where the cows can graze
on a gourmet selection of 120 different herbs as opposed to the 12 varieties of
herbs that grow in the valleys, and bring the cows back down the mountains in
the autumn around October.
Of course, chocolates are only as good as their ingredients,
and to create Cailler's premium chocolates from "bean to bar" they use cocoa
beans carefully selected through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan and they "are UTZ Certified, an
organization which campaigns for cocoa plantations that are socially and
ecologically responsible. Recipes and techniques have been perfected over
generations, and they use milk from local Swiss farms located within 20 miles
of Maison Cailler, the only place in the world Cailler chocolate is made."
How's that for serious?
Geraldine Müller Maras
Not only are the chocolates delectable culinary works of
art, even the attractive packaging is a work of art. Master artisan Marianne
Dubuis uses a traditional Swiss decoupage technique of sketching and then
cutting the silhouettes to create "stories" for her designs.
Cailler Chocolates - Signature Collection
The luxurious Signature Collection comes in a distinctive brown
and red stripe box featuring a scene of Switzerland on the front, and when you slide
the interior box out of the exterior shell, the inner box is wrapped in red
paper. Building upon the excitement, when you remove the red paper, there is a
brown cushion to protect the exquisite chocolate creations nestled in custom recessed
shapes to cradle the chocolates. Although the character "Forrest Gump" stated
in the 1994 film by the same name, ""Mama always said life was like a box
of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get;" Cailler includes a
little booklet on the exterior of the box that shows a photo and includes a
description of each of the chocolates to ensure that you get exactly what you
Geraldine Müller Maras and Edward F. Nesta
If you are looking for a perfect gift for your favorite
chocoholic or for a special treat for yourself, we highly recommend that you
try Cailler, the chocolate brand for discerning tastes since 1819. Available in
boxes as well as assorted chocolate bars.
"Cailler chocolate is available on the online retail
platform Amazon in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany and
China. This means once you've ordered your chocolate, it's delivered directly
to your doorstep." They are also located in several locations worldwide; please
visit their website for more information: www.Cailler.com/us/content/where-buy
For information on Cailler,
please visit their website: www.Cailler.com
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