SWISS chocolate

Discover the story behind our sweet thank-you − irresistibly fine Swiss chocolate.

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The origin of the cocoa bean

The basic ingredient in chocolate is the cocoa bean, which comes from the tropical jungle. The fruits of the cocoa tree are harvested in Central Africa, cut open and then covered with banana leaves. The sun's rays warm the pulp and the beans, which leads to a natural fermentation process during which precious flavours develop.

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The viscosity of chocolate

The liquid chocolate is checked for its flow property, known as viscosity. If it is right, this means that the ingredients have all combined in a fine, smooth chocolate mass during the production process.

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From cocoa bean to chocolate

After roasting, the beans are broken and ground, then pressed to separate them into cocoa butter and cocoa powder. The cocoa powder is enriched with ingredients such as sugar and milk powder, rolled, and then stirred in heat to remove any unwanted tannins. The last step on the way to chocolate is conching, when it is refined with cocoa butter.

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Like the quality check, the enjoyment of chocolate appeals to every one of the senses. Whereas the weight is checked using scales, the sheen on the surface is obvious on sight, and the consistency when the chocolate is broken and bitten into. The flavour and aroma develop as the scent enters the nose and the chocolate melts on the tongue.

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Around the globe

Every day, SWISS hands out around 45,000 pieces of the chocolate that are its thank-you to passengers – and a delicious taste of the things for which Switzerland is famous.


  • Flying


    As the airline of Switzerland, we connect Zurich and Geneva with Europe and the world. Come with us on a virtual journey and find out more about the fascinating world of flying with SWISS.

  • People


    Our staff are the face of SWISS. They work extremely hard every day to offer passengers an unbeatable travel experience – on the ground and in the air. Meet the people who help SWISS to reach new heights day after day.

  • Swissness


    Between traditional and modern: as the airline of Switzerland, it is important to us to show our guests the multifaceted variety of Switzerland. Traditional Swiss hospitality is as much a part of this as our collaborations with top chefs, who transform top-quality products from their regions into innovative dishes.

  • Premium


    The advantages of travelling in SWISS First or SWISS Business can be enjoyed well before take off. Elegant SWISS Lounges are perfect for spending some time in, and hint at what awaits guests on board: unbeatable comfort combined with award-winning culinary delights and a standard of service that leaves nothing to be desired.

  • Ground


    SWISS applies the same priority to its technical maintenance and logistics as it does to guests: quality first. We work hard on the ground to ensure the SWISS fleet is always at peak performance and that the goods entrusted to us arrive safely.

  • Commitment


    Creating memorable moments and being aware of our social responsibility: as the official airline partner, we are committed to the fields of culture, sports and social activities, both here in Switzerland and abroad.