The Swiss Chocolate manufactory Aeschbach Chocolatier is located in Root, just 15min from the center of Lucerne. Founded in 1972 by Mr. Charles Aeschbach, chocolatier employee of the Swiss Chocolate company Suchard , he started his chocolate production in Zug, with his wife and two employees. Today, Aeschbach Chocolatier has more than 100! One of the most famous delights here is the “Chrirsch- Blüte”-a sweet stuffed with cherry liqueur with chocolate, and the “Kirsch Stängeli”- they are delicious!
Chocowelt is an exhibition that shows the cocoa bean to the chocolate bar. Another thing exceptional is that, during the week, you can watch the production of chocolates directly from Choco Welt. At the entrance, kids can play in a ship, which shows how cocoa arrives in Switzerland coming from tropical countries. They loved to discover that the cocoa fruit cames from the trunk of the tree, and they could learn all producing countries on a world map. Straight ahead, we can try six different kinds of chocolate, don’t miss any dark with 55%, 60%, and 70% cocoa!!
We can see a small replica of a Conche machine, discovered in 1826 by Phillip Suchard and enhanced by Rudolphe Lindt in 1879. The constant movement of the machine transforms the chocolate into a thin mass, releasing its aroma and thus losing the initial bitterness of cocoa. This discovery revolution the world’s way of making chocolate, and that’s why the fame of Swiss chocolate. A differential of the Chocowelt is a beautiful model of the city of Lucerne made in three types of chocolate. This job took three months to get ready, and a chocolatier made it. A very nice little donkey (Golden Esel) distributes chocolate coins to the children. At the chocolate fountain, try it “Cacao Bits,” a power food, full of antioxidants. The exhibition is not that big compared to the large factories, but the flavor of the handmade chocolate is worth the visit. If you want to occupy the children for a long time, ask for a Quiz at the reception, which is also available in English.
For CHF 10.- you can create your Swiss chocolate bar of 200 g, with milk, dark or white chocolate. If it is challenging to choose, it can be mixed =) Many delights can be used to decorate your chocolate: Smarties, caramelized almonds, coconut, sugar flowers, etc. You can also write a message in chocolate, just ask the team how! One of the positives of Aeschbach Chocolatier is that you don’t have to book in advance to create your chocolate.
6037 Root-Canton Lucerne
Phone: + 41 (0) 41 747-3333
Train station: Root/D4
Admission for adults and youngs under 16 years CHF 15.-
Includes CHF 5.-voucher, which can be used in the Store or Coffee Shop.
Children between 6 and 16 yo entrance CHF 8.-No voucher allowed.
“Chocoplus” CHF 10.-per 200 g chocolate bar.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the last admission at 4:00 pm.
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