Ride The Chocolate Train Through Switzerland

Swiss ChocolateSometimes, a kiss isn’t enough. Yes, it’s sweet, in a sour kind of way. But it won’t make your mouth water for more. Not like sophisticated, smooth and seductive…

Swiss chocolate.

Since Columbus became the first European to see cocoa beans over 400 years ago, the Swiss have been churning out chocolate and delivering deliciousness worldwide. The country has created truffles, pralines, mousse and more. Paired with strawberries, champagne, coffee – almost anything, really – the taste is elevated to Matterhorn heights.

The entire country is covered with chocolatiers. Some have taken their creations to a special level of luxury. Teuscher, on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, tempts with champagne truffles. For a variety beyond compare, Blondel in Lausanne‘s Old Town offers a selection over 120 chocolates.

Swiss Chocolate DelicacyReally loco for cocoa? Bathe yourself in rich chocolate at the Day Spa in Geneva or get wrapped in chocolate mousse at the Grand Hotel Bad Ragaz. We won’t judge.

But this is a rail blog, so we’d be remiss not to mention a journey on a Chocolate Train. (Only the Swiss would think of something so sublime.) Ride in first-class comfort on a 1915 Belle Epoque Pullman car from Montreux on the Swiss Riviera to Gruyères – home to its famed eponymous cheese. Eventually, end in Broc, where you’ll find the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory.

Sounds sweet, no?

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