Next to reception there is a Cailler chocolate shop where you can buy all type of chocolates that this factory produce. ln the same hall there is a cafe where you can buy drinks, snacks & sandwiches. Toilet and locker facility also available there.
The tour was divided in three parts
* How chocolate was introduced to Europe and how Cailler was founded.
* Explaining the main ingredients as well as the process of making chocolate.
* Chocolate tasting where you get to taste different types of chocolate made at the Cailler factory.
The tour will take you on a multimedia journey through a number of rooms narrating the history of Chocolate, how it’s introduced in Europe and role of Switzerland in the Chocolate making. First tour starts with the brief introduction and story narration of The Aztec cocoa ceremonies. The multimedia presentation will take you to the dark forests of Mesoamerica where the Aztecs first tasted the chocolate way back in the 450 BC. Originally chocolate was served as a bitter and spicy drink. The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of the God of wisdom – Quetzalcoatl. The cocoa beans once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency. After the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs, chocolate was imported to Europe. Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes introduced cocoa beans and the exotic chocolate drink to Spain.