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“Quintessential Switzerland Choclate Experience”

Maison Cailler Chocolaterie
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Gruyere Day Trip with Chocolate Factory and visit of a Medievial Village
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Broc
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quintessential Switzerland Choclate Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have lived in Switzerland for two years and finally made it to Broc to visit the home of Callier chocolate, dont let the Nestle name scare you off for a 'corporate' brand, you get the full Swiss Chocolate experience. yes, there is a movie/theatrical experience describing the history of chocolate and how Callier was founded, but their slogan Pure Emotion, Pure Chocolat fits. A great family experience and of course free chocolate tasting :)

Visited November 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“Chocolate is good for the soul...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

This was awesome. You travel through time from the Mayas who used to drink the chocolate to the Swiss technique of chocolate making.

You get to see how they make the chocolate, and (!!!) eat it at the end. Every single cailller's chocolate produced. I suggest to start by the end, where the best chocolate is...then you get to shop directly from the factory. If you like a certain bar, make sure you get the deals (packs of 5) are way cheaper than picking one by one...

Visited September 2012
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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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“Chocolate in Gruyere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Who would have thought? Chocolate in Switzerland seems so..usual, today. Yet, a chocolate factory in the middle of cow pasture at the foot of the Swiss Alps is all but 'normal'.
About an hour's nice and well-made visit for a grand finale at the Cailler store, of course.
The house has a historic feel and lends itself easily to fairy-tale like chocolate factory vibz, if you forget there's a huge Nestle entreprise right next to it.
It is a good side-trip to Gruyere and tastes just as good.

Visited October 2012
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Itasca, Illinois
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“Well worth the time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

My wife and I decided to drive over to this Chocolate factory while we were staying in Evian les Baines, France. Caillier puts on a great tour and at the end of the tour you literally can eat as much chocolate as you want. Nobody ends up eating that much because it is so sweet. Well worth the short drive and well worth the money.

Visited September 2012
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Solon, Iowa
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“So worthwhile!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband and I traveled to Broc for the chocolate tour on a Saturday afternoon. It was very busy..a one hour wait, but we decided it was worth it. We got our reservation, then went down the road to the outlet store by the train station. We got a few bars of chocolate there, but some of the deals at the factory itself were decent. The tour was really different and cool, going over the history of chocolate from the beginning.

Then the tasting. Wow. I couldn't try one square of each kind of chocolate in the tasting room. It was just too much! So good! It was really great to taste before buying, too! Overall, we found it really fun and a great little destination!

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