Manu’s taking the keyboard for that one as he is the one who went exploring it. Switzerland, number 1 chocolate country (sorry Belgian friends!), Lindt factory and Easter coming up. When you mix these 3 elements, it’s time to head to Lindt Ostermarkt and score some chocolates!
We saw the factory (and the big signs) when driving past there. You’ll see big Lindors on the grass, inflatable Easter Bunnies (the first one was on top of a service stating but it was brought down due to the wind!), a tall chimney, big signs and a big Lindt logo. In case you’re still doubting, Google maps is your friend!
Alright, I got there and parked without much trouble (there are big green signs everywhere, you cannot miss it). If you see something like this on the car park, you’ve parked to the right place!
Get up the stairs (doesn’t look sexy) and got through the tiny door to enter Chocolate Fort Knox!
Push the door open and voila!
Alright, you can take a basket, a trolley and browse through the wares. Not so many people in there (interestingly the car park seemed to tell a different story, more on that later), but given the easy access to all the chocolates, I would NOT take the kids with me.
Less writing, more pictures!
So there are few things which are exclusive to the factory shop (kudos to Lindt (and learn that Cailler)) but nothing to call home about. In terms of eggs, you can make your own mix (but a bit costy at CHF3.7 /100g) or you can go for the motherload of 3kg (CHF49). Sadly not much choice if you’re after something intermediary.
In total, it costed me CHF246 (yeah not cheap! (surprise also for my wife!)) but I covered everyone we’ll meet for Easter (with my 3kg I can almost start distributing in the street)! Curious about how much chocolate it represents… Here you go for the last pic (and yeah, it’s not THAT much. I even took Excel to double check the bill)
Oh, one more thing as it is very odd for Switzerland. When leaving the car park, 3 cars were waiting for me to go (No, my car is not that big) and a passenger of one of the cars even went out to stand where I was parked. Lesson to be learned: don’t go there at 1pm!