The Swiss chocolate industry counts 190,731 tons of the treat sold at home and abroad last year. However, the domestic consumption has fallen for the third year in a row. Meanwhile , export s have been rising since 2012. Does it mean the Swiss started eating less chocolate?
1 bar of chocolate every one and a half days
Even though, Aztecs are considered as the ancestors of chocolate, in the modern world Switzerland is widely known to be a chocolate country.
It all started when Francois-Louis Cailler opened a chocolate factory in Corsier near Vevey in 1819. Additionally, the man also founded “Cailler chocolate”, the oldest local brand still in existence.
Since this sweet relationship has lasted almost 200 years,...