Alprose Schokolade-Museum

Alprose Schokolade-Museum, Caslano: Hours, Address, Alprose Schokolade-Museum Reviews: 3/5

Alprose Schokolade-Museum
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Nelda68
Genève88 contributions
Jun 2021
During the week you can view the factory Belgian owned. On Sundays you can view the small museum and a movie.
If you fancy sampling and buying chocolate it's the place for you! 30% discounts on the already low entry price with the Ticino card (you'll get at your hotel).
Written July 6, 2021
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Lululemon
Zofingen, Switzerland17 contributions
May 2021
Unfortunately we were informed when we visited that the factory was not open, but we could still see it. It wasn’t big, but I feel like even if they were also working that day for us to see how it works it’s still not that worth it. We were also wondering why there was another flag outside, then during our walk through we learned that Alprose was bought by a Belgian company. Although it’s still made in Switzerland, it seems to be a little deceiving to still label it as a Swiss chocolate if it’s no longer Swiss owned... but that’s just my POV.

The store was also disappointing. There wasn’t much chocolate sold that was with Alprose packaging. That’s what we came for, so it was underwhelming. There is also a little tasting table, but it’s not a huge selection.

The cool thing is before you go in they give you a little pretzel dipped in their chocolate fountain and then there‘s a little photobooth.

They seem to have changed their logo with the new company, so that could be the reason why the store was pretty empty. The prices did not seem to be different than buying at the stores for the chocolate bars that were labeled Alprose.
Written May 20, 2021
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carolineh1507
Lugano, Switzerland12 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
There is really little to see in this museum, it takes 5 minutes, you may be disapointed if you schedule this into a vacation/holiday intinery.
Written May 14, 2013
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Bela_Pr
Romania76 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We arrived Sunday and the factory was not working but we visited anyway. You can actually see how is made the process. The museum part is small could be with more information. The shop is very good, you can try different types of chocolate before buying. Worth buying from there, is very tasty and cheap.
Written September 1, 2018
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mveen1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands926 contributions
Mar 2015 • Business
It's a chocolate factory, so don't expect to much. Its nice and informative, but the star is of course the chocolate itself.
I knew the brand already and whas aware of the quality. So when we saw the factory we took a left straight away. We did a quick tour and went straight to the factory shop.

Excellent shop, the best quality chocolate you can find. I bought a ton and my family is still enjoying.
Written March 30, 2015
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bryanmantezoni
Houston, TX2,815 contributions
We stopped at this place in our way to the north by recommendation of a friend living in Lugano, we loved the factory tour , the museum and the lots of chocolate samples you can try for free, lots of senior citizens around, I guess they also have a sweet tooth.
Written June 1, 2014
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gauth333
Bengaluru, India388 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We stopped here on our way to Lugano...Its a great place for the kids... They can actually see how the chocolates are made at this place. They have a small museum which is kinda informative. The best part they have great deals on various chocolates. The prices are great and you will repent for shopping at other outlets...I will definitely visit again if i get an opportunity to do so.
Written May 23, 2014
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK973 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
We took the train from Lugano to Caslano - the chocolate museum is a short walk from Caslano station. There is a small charge for the museum. There is a self guided tour around a small walkway that overlooks part of the manufacturing and packaging process which is quite interesting. Photography is not permitted in this part of the factory. There is a small museum with old artifacts from the manufacturing process and an interesting film on the history of Alprose which is available in a number of languages. You exit via the shop where there are free samples of the different chocolates made in the factory and all sorts of chocolate available for purchase.
Written April 20, 2014
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dharrison123
Lucerne, Switzerland2 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
My mother and, hoping to enjoy some chocolate, arrived at this museum on a weekday, (and well within the opening hours.) We walked up to the museum, only to find the entrance corded off. There was a cash register there, but there was no staff member to greet us or to take our entrance fee money. We waited there for several minutes. We could tell the museum was open, because every so often a guest would pass through down the hallway a few rooms away from us. It was a hot day and this place was definitely not air-conditioned. After a long wait and no staff appearance, we decided to go outside into the courtyard to have a cool drink. No such luck. Even the vending machine at this place was broken. At this point we just decided to leave, deciding that if they were going to ignore us then they didn't deserve our business. The whole place looked run-down, and when you compare what is actually there to the website, it is totally misleading. I'd say, if you are looking for a fun time for the family in Ticino, definitely don't bother with this place.
Written July 20, 2013
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Tim S
Chisinau, Moldova14 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Every time I come to Lugano, I end up at Alprose to buy chocolate. It's just so good, and the prices are super reasonable. I have given away Alprose chocolate to many friends and colleagues over the last year, and everyone always loves it. I myself have probably eaten more chocolate this year than the whole rest of my life combined, because Alprose is so good. It's an easy trip here from Lugano with a car or by train, the museum and factory tour is small, but it is inexpensive and my kids love it and liken it to the show "food factory." (we only do the factory tour if we have our kids with us) And then you get to go in the store and sample chocolate to your hearts' content, and buy if you so choose. I've come many times, and I"ll be back... so I think that pretty much tells you that I like their chocolate and their prices....
Written October 24, 2016
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Alprose Schokolade-Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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