Switzerland is an expensive country, and I was not planning to buy many souvenirs. But today Brigitta and Peter went to the supermarket to shop for tomorrow's party, and I accompanied them. As we were going through the store, one section called to me with the voice of an alluring siren... the grocery aisle labeled "Schocolade".
There before me was a tempting array of Swiss chocolates with names such as Lindt, Toblerone and Cailler. (There were at the very bottom of the shelf some products labeled Kit-Kat, Mars, etc., but they did not merit my attention.) At first I simply picked out a package of Lindt chocolates for myself... a bedtime snack that I could enjoy while I am still here. But then I turned back and picked up more items. I told myself that genuine Swiss chocolates would make nice gifts for friends at home, and they don't take up a lot of room in the suitcase. Before we left the store, I went back a third time, and selected more. By the time I reached the check-out, I had around $50 worth of chocolate delights.
Yes... the chocolate aisle of the supermarket is your one-stop souvenir center when in Switzerland!