In a typical Indian home, year after year we would wait for guests and relatives coming home after a Europe trip.
Until at least a decade and a half ago, a Europe trip was one of the most exciting events in an Indian household. Even if it was for a honeymoon. Relatives would call each to inform of the upcoming trip and it was looked upon as a matter of achievement. Of course, a Europe trip for the longest time in Indian homes was a reference to a Swiss holiday thanks to DDLJ and Yash Chopra.
So, when these highly awaited relatives/ guests came back, a few bars of Toblerone or Lindt were like an entry fee.
Ever since Indians and Swiss Chocolates have had a silent love story. Of course, many more chocolates followed over the course of years. But unless you brought back some Swiss Chocolates, the relationship wasn’t premium enough!
Earlier this year, it was finally my turn after all those years. It was my first trip to Switzerland. And there was no leaving the land of Swiss Chocolates without stocking up. I am not too big on chocolates, but I had to give in to all the Lindts around me. (Am I still debating Belgian Chocolates vs Swiss Chocolates in my head? That’s for another story!)
But yes, I definitely wanted to take back a unique Swiss Chocolate memory.