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Re: Toblerone etc.

OK, so rather than going way OT on the other thread, I figured I'd start one here.

Toblerone as we know it has been around since 1908, while the guy responsible for it has been making chocolate since before 1867 (&#33. According to their historical blurbs, they even employed Einstein for a time (not to be confused with Mr. 11K, Einstegen). Anyways, it's some of the best mass-produced chocolate in the world IMPO (in my professional opinion ). It's a shame that it's not easy to find here in the US, and that it costs at least 2-3X as much as it does in Euroland.

http://www.toblerone.com/

Since this is a chocolate thread, I'd like to add some other favorites: Rocher, Nutella, Mon Cheri, and the many Ritter Sport and Lindt chocolates. Not a complete list, but some I haven't had in so long they're barely a memory.

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I used to have Nutella in my summers at grandma's farm in the former Yugoslavia. She'd make homemade bread, all toasty and spread that stuff on. Yummy!!

Cadbury Milk chocolate from Switzerland (not US Cadbury - which is actually Hershey's BTW&#33 is soo good! Is soo smooth with that hint of vanilla. Can't find it here, but when a coworker heads there on business, thay always bring back the most kick-ass chocolates, especially Cadbury.
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I'm a sucker for some good chocolate. So thanks to Zeeman and y'all two I'm now on a mission to find this Toblerone, which I don't think I have heard of before. So thanks y'all three.

BTW now y'all have me sitting here munching on Ghirardelli, which is pretty damn good.

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Re: Toblerone etc.

Our friends from Finland always bring 'Fazer' chocolate when they come back from across the pond. *Good stuff

I don't know if it's native to Finland, though

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I don't know if it's native to Finland, though
'Father' chocolate? Never heard of it


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Re: Toblerone etc.

A hard to find but very good (posibly the best American) chocolate is Nestlie's Red wraper chocolate (not chunch).

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2OHOH2954 : Quote (BizJetGuy @ Aug. 14 2003, 4:24pm)Our friends from Finland always bring 'Fazer' chocolate when they come back from across the pond. *Good stuff

I don't know if it's native to Finland, though
'Father' chocolate? Never heard of it


This is it: Fazer

From Helsinki

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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According to Toblerone website the duty free shop at the airport is the best place to find it. I guess I'll have to visit IAH.

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nedro : Quote (RacerCutie @ Aug. 14 2003, 1:05pm)I used to have Nutella in my summers at grandma's farm in the former Yugoslavia. She'd make homemade bread, all toasty and spread that stuff on. Yummy!!
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Croatia. Stubicka Toplica is the town, near Zagreb.
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'The second house East of the church, next the big oak tree'
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That 'Fazer' stuff is native to Finland and its history also dates quite far back, to 1891. Quite good stuff, not as sweet as Toblerone though. It is also exported in certain quantities(not as much as Finlandia Vodka though ) so at least those of you who travel to europe have a chance to pick it up from some airports etc.

This goes a little off-topic, but those of you with Finnish friends need to ask for 'Salmiakki' next time your friends come over. Thats a local specialty candy that you really need to try.

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That 'Fazer' stuff is native to Finland and its history also dates quite far back, to 1891. Quite good stuff, not as sweet as Toblerone though. It is also exported in certain quantities(not as much as Finlandia Vodka though ) so at least those of you who travel to europe have a chance to pick it up from some airports etc.

This goes a little off-topic, but those of you with Finnish friends need to ask for 'Salmiakki' next time your friends come over. Thats a local specialty candy that you really need to try.
Since you're our Official Finnish Friend, how about doing some of that exporting you mentioned?




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2OHOH2954 : Quote (tnarinen @ Aug. 14 2003, 5:53pm)Quote (BizJetGuy @ Aug. 14 2003, 4:24pm)Our friends from Finland always bring 'Fazer' chocolate when they come back from across the pond. *Good stuff

I don't know if it's native to Finland, though
That 'Fazer' stuff is native to Finland and its history also dates quite far back, to 1891. Quite good stuff, not as sweet as Toblerone though. It is also exported in certain quantities(not as much as Finlandia Vodka though ) so at least those of you who travel to europe have a chance to pick it up from some airports etc.

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Since you're our Official Finnish Friend, how about doing some of that exporting you mentioned?




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Re: Toblerone etc.

My wife and I are both chocolate freaks (and she's been a pastry chef for many years).

Our favorites:
Valrhona
Callebaut
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Scharffen-Berger

The darker the better, IMO!
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Here's the . Next time you set up a Fireblades track day, you set me up a borrow-ride (I doesn't even need to be a blade; a HRC tuned 600 rr will do just fine, thank you for asking) there and I'll use some of my frequent flyer miles to bring you all the Finnish chocolade and 'Salmiakki' (and even some Vodka) you can eat/drink. Where do I put my signature? *
Hmm, ok, just bring some Finnish/Swedish chicas along... wouldn't want to drink or eat all that chocolate alone

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