When someone asked about what they would like to get or gift someone when it comes to some real good chocolates; invariably the choice is between – Ferrero Rocher, Toblerone or Hershey’s. Of all these, Toblerone has a pretty unique shape, and is something that a lot of us have grown up to resonate with. The famous triangle and the mountain logo… But there are a lot of sneaky little details that we have always missed and often don’t even know about the famous chocolate.
7 Toblerone Fun Facts – The World’s Most Famous & Adored Chocolate
Toblerone is immensely popular around the globe and a favorite among all the chocolate enthusiasts. There was a recent development, wherein they tried to change the shape of it, and it was received with mixed reactions. Nevertheless, the chocolate has a number of exciting facts that no one would have told you about… So here you go!
1. What’s in a name… Well, there is actually:
Ever wondered about the origins of the name Toblerone?
Theodore Tobler created this iconic chocolate in collaboration with his cousin, Emil Baumann, back in 1908. The word ‘Toblerone’ is derived from combining the name of the creator, Theodore Tobler with the Italian word for ‘Nougat’ which is Torrone. Now isn’t that an interesting way to leave a mark on the world!
2. The Toblerone ‘stardom’ could literally ‘wrap’ the earth!
Many of you might be asking yourselves how popular really is this chocolate! Let us tell you that if you were to combine all the Toblerrone bars sold each year, the length would be longer than the circumference of the Earth! Don’t believe us? We have the numbers ready…
If the total number of Toblerone bars produced in a year were to be laid end to end, they would cover a distance of 62,000 km… This distance is longer than the circumference of earth which is about 40,075 kms.
3. Last Bar to be Produced in Switzerland:
That’s right! Toblerone is the last chocolate bar that Switzerland produces on its own. All the other swiss chocolates are produced in the developing countries. Sounds like Toblerone is a really special chocolate!
We bet you didn’t know this Toblerone Fun Fact.
4. Mystery of the Shape:
Just like its name, the shape of this iconic chocolate too has a reason! The much loved triangular shape of the chocolate bar is inspired from mountain Matterhorn which is a mountain of the Alps, linking the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy.
Also, the shape is a unique one for chocolate bars and is patented.
5. Toblerone ‘inspired’ Architecture:
Toblerone has not only taken inspiration from places but, has also been the inspiration of a set of student residences. On the Oxford Road, Manchester, a set of student residences have the triangular shape similar to the chocolate. These residences are built for the students of the University of Manchester and are known as Toblerones.
6. Hidden meaning in the logo:
Here’s another Toblerone Fun Fact… The next time you buy a Toblerone, have a close look at its logo, it contains the hidden image of a bear which isn’t much noticeable in the first glance. It is said that the bear is a tribute to the Swiss city of Bern – whose Coat of Arms is a bear, where the chocolate company was established.
7. Toblerone Fun Facts – You are eating it WRONG:
Or rather breaking it wrong before you eat it… that kind of makes the whole process WRONG! 🙂
The actual way to break the Toblerone triangles is to press them ‘in’, rather then break them ‘out’.
Bonus fact: Get Toblerone at the Best Price
And here’s another Toblerone fact for you! You can now get this ultimate’triangle’ of happiness at the best duty free price.
Yes go to dutyfree.buzz website or download the app, and enter the airports you would be travelling to and from and hit compare! That’s it…. You now know the lowest duty free price for it.
And that’s not all… If you find a higher price for Toblerone at Chennai, Kolkata or Mumbai… simply generate a Price Match Assurance Feature on dutyfree.buzz and get the Lowest Price!
Have a nice day!