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Friday, August 5, 2016

Souvenir Shopping in Switzerland

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!      

6 comments:

  1. That's like the cheese aisle when you're visiting Wisconsin!

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    1. The Swiss are no slouches when it comes to cheese either, but I wouldn't trust bringing it home unrefrigerated.
      Saludos,
      Bill

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  2. ...and the cookies/biscuits I pile into my cart in every grocery I visit in another country! I'm glad you arrived safely!

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    1. The cookies were on the other side of the aisle, and were very tempting also. But I had to restrain myself!
      Abrazos,
      Bill

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  3. Another friend of mine lives in France but works in Geneva, and she has marveled at the amazing chocolate selection in every Swiss supermarket. It looks amazing!

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    CDMX, México
    Where there seems to be a proliferation of Polish chocolate in the supermarkets.

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    1. Your comment reminded me that I have a package of chocolates for myself to snack on here! I find it distressing that in Mexico, the home of chocolate, most of the chocolate companies are owned by foreign companies.

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