Famous for its unique taste and iconic triangular prism shaped packaging the Toblerone Chocolate bar was invented by Theodor Tobler.
Working with his cousin Emil Baumann, in Bern, Switzerland in 1908 they developed a new type of milk chocolate confection. One that included nougat, almonds and honey. Unlike any other chocolate currently available, in a further point of difference its was also triangular shape.
Realising he was on to a good thing Theodor Tobler patented the production process shortly after creating Toblerone Chocolate. He also successfully applied for a trademark as well.
About Toblerone Chocolate
A portmanteau combining Tobler’s surname with ‘torrone’, the Italian word for a particular type of nougat, there has been much conjecture about the products unique shape.
Common folklore agrees that the triangular shape of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps gave Theodor Tobler the inspiration to devise the shape.
However Theodor’s sons offered a different take. He claimed the triangular shape actually came to be as a result of a pyramid formation his father witnessed by dancers at the Folies Bergères during a finale of one of their shows Theodor once saw.
One thing that is not in dispute however is the that image of the bear hidden in the Matterhorn mountain symbolizes the town where the chocolate was invented.
Toblerone Chocolate Size & Ingredients
This product is owned by the American company Mondelēz International, who were formerly known as Kraft Foods.
The ingredients list for it reads as sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, honey (3%), milk fat, almonds (1.6%), emulsifier (soya lecithin), egg white, flavouring (vanillin). Milk chocolate contains: Cocoa solids 28% minimum. Milk solids 14% minimum.
Made in a range of sizes including 35g, 50g, 100g, 200g and 400g we offer Toblerone Chocolate in milk or dark chocolate varieties.
The bar sizes range from 10cm to nearly a metre.
1. Some early advertisements for Toblerone chocolate appeared in the international languages Esperanto and Ido.
2. Dark Chocolate Toblerone was launched in 1969. The white chocolate version first appeared 4 years later.
3. Every year since 2008 the brand has run a Toblerone Schoggifest. During this celebration, a special giant bar is made to celebrate the bar’s anniversary. The bar’s weight represents the number years of Toblerone has been in existence. Last year it weighed 107kg.
4. Other flavours of Toblerone that have been made include Pralines, Fruit and Nut, Honeycomb Crisp, Crunchy Salted Almond and Snow Tops. A special limited edition with white chocolate peaks and a white and silver box.
5. In the 1960s the company advertised Toblerone on the side panels of a model Volkswagen Type 2 that was made by Corgi Toys.
Want To Buy Toblerone Chocolate?
At Moo-Lolly-Bar you can buy bulk packs of the Toblerone brand of chocolate online.
We send orders of this and other brands of Swiss chocolate to any work, home or PO Box address in Australia.
Orders are sent by either Fastway Couriers or Australia Post. Which one depends on where you live. Both of these methods can be fully tracked online. All the way from our door to yours.
Also if the total cost of your order is over $150 we will ship it to you for free.