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On August 1st, 2021, Switzerland officially legalized the use of medical cannabis. This marks a significant shift in the country’s drug policy, as previously, only certain cannabis-based medications were allowed for medicinal use.

The decision to legalize medical cannabis was made following a vote by the Swiss parliament in November of 2020. The vote was largely in favor of legalization, with a majority of both the National Council and the Council of States supporting the measure.

Under the new law, medical cannabis will be available to patients who have a prescription from a doctor. It will be covered by health insurance and sold in pharmacies, just like any other medication.

There are some restrictions on the use of medical cannabis in Switzerland. For example, it can only be used to treat certain medical conditions, such as chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. In addition, only certain strains of cannabis will be allowed for medical use, and they must be grown under strict regulations.

Expanding treatment options for patients with chronic conditions

Despite these restrictions, the legalization of medical cannabis is seen as a major step forward for patients and advocates in Switzerland. It is hoped that the availability of medical cannabis will lead to better treatment options and improved quality of life for those suffering from the aforementioned conditions.

The economic impact of the legalization of medical cannabis

The legalization of medical cannabis in Switzerland is also expected to have a positive impact on the country’s economy. It is estimated that the market for medical cannabis in Switzerland could be worth up to 250 million Swiss francs (about $260 million) per year. This could create new jobs and boost the economy, as well as provide a new source of revenue for the government.

In conclusion, the legalization of medical cannabis in Switzerland is a welcome development for patients, advocates, and the economy. It is hoped that this change will lead to better treatment options and improved quality of life for those suffering from certain medical conditions, as well as provide a boost to the Swiss economy.

If you would like to know if CBD is allowed in your country, take a look at our previous blog – https://swissmade.direct/blog/where-is-cbd-allowed-full-list-of-countries/

Demand for CBD has grown exponentially in recent years, not only among consumers but also as research continues to show its therapeutic benefits. In fact, by 2023, the European CBD market is estimated to reach €1.4 billion.

However, we still have a major issue: where is CBD allowed? There is a great deal of confusion and uncertainty regarding what is legal and what isn’t.

This infographic from Elements of Green (picture below) tries to shed light on the innately complex legal status of CBD products in Europe so users can be aware of the regulations in their country before purchasing them online.

Here’s a full list of countries in Europe where CBD is allowed:

  • Albania | Illegal
  • Andorra | Illegal
  • Armenia | Illegal
  • Austria | Legal grey area (legal lean)
  • Belarus | Illegal
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina | Illegal
  • Belgium | Legal grey area (restricted lean)
  • Bulgaria | Unrestricted
  • Czech Republic | Legal grey area (legal lean)
  • Croatia | Legal grey area (legal lean)
  • Denmark | Unrestricted
  • Estonia | Legal grey area (legal lean)
  • Finland | Legal grey area (restricted lean)
  • France | Unrestricted
  • Georgia | Illegal
  • Germany | Unrestricted
  • Greece | Unrestricted
  • Hungary | Legal grey area (legal lean)
  • Iceland | Legal grey area (legal lean)
  • Ireland | Legal grey area (restricted lean)
  • Italy | Legal grey area (restricted lean/legal for medical use)
  • Latvia | Legal grey area
  • Liechtenstein | Legal grey area
  • Lithuania | Illegal
  • Luxembourg | Unrestricted
  • Malta | Legal grey area/legal for medical use
  • Moldova | Illegal
  • Monaco | Illegal
  • Montenegro | Illegal
  • Netherlands | Unrestricted
  • North Macedonia | Legal for medical use
  • Norway | Legal for medical use
  • Poland | Unrestricted
  • Portugal | Legal for medical use
  • Romania | Unrestricted
  • Serbia | Legal grey area (restricted lean)
  • Slovakia | Illegal
  • Slovenia | Unrestricted
  • Spain | Unrestricted
  • Sweden | Unrestricted
  • Switzerland | Unrestricted
  • Ukraine | Unrestricted
  • United Kingdom | Unrestricted
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To sum up, while a few European countries have declared it illegal to buy, import, or possess CBD, the great majority of countries have legalized it.

Furthermore, since each country has its own set of restrictions, CBD users should first educate themselves about the legislation and laws that apply to them before purchasing any online.

Cosmetics are a huge part of our daily life. First of all, it is a need that none of us should ignore. We must feel good in our bodies. It affects all our everyday activities. When our body is smooth, it’s much easier to do other things correctly. Therefore, it is essential to secure the best treatment for our skin. And if you were wondering how to accomplish that goal, don’t worry. We are about to present you with the best products out there! Swiss cosmetics brands are the solution you were searching for.

The first thing you should know about Swiss beauty products is that they are rich in natural ingredients. Skin is extremely significant for good health because it protects the rest of our body from germs and infectious agents. It needs to be healthy! Hence, treating the skin with the best natural ingredients is essential.    

Furthermore, Swiss skin care products are also scientifically proven. Each of them uses specific Swiss made formulas. Combined with raw materials, they guarantee top quality and unique content. Hence, products based on these formulas will keep your skin glowing and beautiful, whatever your age is. Furthermore, they will regenerate and protect the skin from the earth’s harsh elements and maintain its integrity. High-performance cosmetics at their best!

Let’s go through and see the best Swiss beauty products to fit your needs!

Face and Body Care

Very sunny and hot days are coming very soon, and you should prepare yourself for the summer holidays and relaxing hours on the beach. Daylong sun care products will be your best friends during that period! They offer UV protection for all skin types and will nourish your skin even after sunbathing. Furthermore, these lotions are water-resistant in both saltwater and freshwater. Staying a long time in the sun is dangerous, but you shouldn’t worry about it anymore!

Fenjal skin care products are well-known for their plant oil formula. The secret behind it is the innovative combination of nurturing grapeseed oil and replenishing ingredients that enrich and protect the skin’s delicate lipid layer. Furthermore, it lasts up to eight hours. The brand range now includes soaps, bath oils, body lotions, shower oils, and other skincare products.

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Baby care

Most importantly, these Swiss skincare brands were also thinking about babies. Soothing and moisturizing ingredients will ideally respond to the needs of sensitive baby skin.

Oral care

We all know how important dental care is. It includes regular teeth brushing and the appropriate toothbrush, toothpaste and tooth gels, and fluids if needed. And Swiss oral care brands just perfectly fit all of your needs.

Curodont tooth gels represent the real revolution in the dental care field. Based on award-winning, innovative Curolox technology, they are tested multiple times. Nowadays, these are the best products for teeth regeneration and protection in the whole dental industry. Dentists should use them during treatments, but you can also use them at home. Besides recovery, their main qualities are curing carious lesions and teeth desensitizing. Each Curodont product has a particular purpose, and some of them will fit your specific dental needs.

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Furthermore, we have the latest, fresh addition to Curodont dental treatments! Candida Protect Professional is the first toothpaste that also uses revolutionary Curodont technology! Its specialty is protection from acid and teeth desensitizing.

Besides that, Candida has plenty of other toothpaste and toothbrushes! All of them are on the very top of dental health and wellness. Consequently, researchers and experts on oral care were also working on these products. But that’s not all! This Swiss dental brand also offers various dental fluids with healing effects. It will help you defend yourself from tooth decay.

I hope we managed to give you a wider look at Swiss cosmetics brands and why they are so unique and innovative. Beauty, skin, and dental care should always be the highest priority. These products are made to please the most refined tastes and needs.

Meet Rudolf Rössler, a mild-mannered journalist who ran a publishing company in Lucerne. He also happened to be providing the Soviets with highly sensitive information from Führer’s headquarters at just about the same time! Here’s a story about a Swiss spy called ‘Lucie’.

On 16 January 1967, a stateless Rudolf Rössler appeared on the cover of Der Spiegel. He had died nine years earlier and had been buried as modestly as he had lived: in a simple grave in Kriens near Lucerne. Were it not for the fact that he took with him to that grave a secret that remains unrevealed to this day, it’s unlikely anyone would have given any further thought to the memory of this quiet man who, under the code name ‘Lucie’, became the Soviet generals’ most valuable informant during World War II. Rössler, who his childhood friends described as a dreamer and an aesthete, could neither operate a radio device nor send a message in Morse code. Only his raincoat, which was always cut too big, and his hat, pushed down low on his forehead, might be thought vaguely evocative of the spy cliché.

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As a staunch opponent of the Nazis, in 1933, Rössler moved from Berlin to Lucerne on the recommendation of his Swiss friend Xaver Schnieper; in Lucerne, he took over the management of vita nova, a humanistic publishing house with a stable that included authors who were now blacklisted within the ‘Reich’. The then 35-year-old Rössler had no idea that he would soon be embarking on a different life – a double life.

Just a few years later, his network of informants in the High Command of the German Armed Forces (OKW), in the upper echelons of the Reich army, in the Reich’s Ministry of Aviation (Reichsluftfahrtministerium), in the German Army Weapons Agency (Heereswaffenamt) and in Germany’s Foreign Office would enable him to notify Moscow in good time of the ‘decisive battle’ at Kursk on 1 July 1943, ordered by Hitler, with 3,000 tanks and 42 German divisions. In a battle that was decisive for the outcome of the war, the Red Army succeeded in beating back this major offensive by the German forces. The notification of the Kursk offensive was just one of the thousands of messages that made their way to Moscow from Berlin via Lucerne between 1941 and the end of 1943.

How did it come about that a quiet, mild-mannered writer became the crucial lynchpin in the Soviets’ espionage network? 

In 1939 Rudolf Rössler received a visit from two young officers of the German General Staff. They informed him of the imminent invasion of Poland. Rössler decided to hear them out, and they confided in him: “We’ll give you all the information about military operations. We regard you as our conscience. Do what you want with the information. Hitler must lose the war”, Rössler recalled later. After that, he started to work as an agent against Hitler’s Germany – initially, however, only for the Swiss intelligence service (ND). At the beginning of the war, the ND was interested neither in espionage nor in intelligence and was, in fact, rather neglected by its director, Lieutenant Colonel Masson. As a result, a patriotic young officer called Hans Hausamann took over the task of military intelligence gathering and, sometimes using his own resources, established a service that was able to operate much more efficiently on the fringes of the military hierarchy.

In 1940 Hausamann relocated his Büro Ha to Kastanienbaum in Lucerne, from where he managed around 80 agents. Rudolf Rössler had already joined Büro Ha before then. Sometime later, he hired a translator, Christian Schneider, for his publishing business; each week, he sent manuscripts to Schneider’s home in Geneva. Sharing similar political views, the two men became friends. Rössler, who from the first year of the war onwards was being supplied with reliable information from all sections of the German army, increasingly involved his Geneva representative in his covert activities, sending Schneider little notes containing details of troop movements, equipment strength and armament build-ups. Much of this was not of any immediate use for the Swiss intelligence service and Büro Ha, but for the Soviet spy ring operating in Geneva, it would quickly evolve to become a high-quality and soon indispensable source of information.

Dora, Rosa, Maud, Eduard and Jim

The head of this Geneva outpost, which later became famous as the Red Three (Rote Drei), was the Hungarian Alexander Radolfi – codenamed Dora. When Rudolf Rössler agreed in 1941 to supply his ‘notes’ directly to the Red Three through the intermediation of his employee Schneider and the Polish agent Rachel Dübendorfer, who worked in Geneva, Dora was operating three illegal radio stations in Geneva and Lausanne. Geneva radio dealer Edmond Hamel (codename: Eduard) had one of these radio devices hidden behind a wall shelf in his apartment, Route de Florissant 192. His wife Olga (codename: Maud) helped with transmission and encryption. Rado paid the couple 1,000 francs a month. The second shortwave device was hidden in Geneva at Rue Henry Mussard 8. The apartment’s occupant, Marguerite Bolli (codename: Rosa), a waitress and Radolfi’s lover, had hidden her radio transmitter in a record player. The third device was in Lausanne, at Chemin de Longeraie 2. Englishmen Alexander Foote (codename: Jim), who had previously fought in Spain, had incorporated it into his typewriter.

The instructions for Lucie were also received in Lausanne. For example, on 9 November 1942: Where are the rear defensive positions of the Germans on the line southwest of Stalingrad and along the Don?

  • On 16 February 1943: Find out immediately via Lucie whether Vyazma and Rzhev will be evacuated.
  • On 22 February 1943: Urgently find out the OKW’s plans for the Kluge commando.
  • On 9 April 1943: What operations is the OKW preparing in the spring and summer of 1943, where, with what aims and with what forces, and which armies?

Swiss spy Lucie supplied Moscow with the latest information on the situation of German troops on the Eastern Front on a daily basis. Colonel-General Franz Halder, Hitler’s chief of staff until the autumn of 1942: “Virtually all German acts of aggression became known to the enemy as a result of treachery by someone connected with the OKW immediately after their planning in the High Command of the Armed Forces before they even landed on my desk. Throughout the entire war, it was not possible to block this source”, a revelation which caused the 1967 Der Spiegel cover story to state: 

From ‘Werther’ and from ‘Olga’, from ‘Teddy’ and from ‘Anna’ and around 200 other agents [placed in Germany], the threads ran to ‘Lucie’ in Lucerne and ‘Dora’ in Geneva. The intelligence from the German Reich and its staff was collected there. ‘Lucie’ and ‘Dora’ knew in broad brushstrokes and in detail more about the German armies than any individual German general.

The end of the great Swiss spy

Towards the end of 1943, when it became apparent that Germany was on the brink of defeat and Bern felt compelled to again turn its thoughts to the virtue of neutrality, the federal prosecutor’s office (Bundesanwaltschaft) decided to dig out the network of Rado and his syndicate. The Soviet agents Foote, Dübendorfer, Böttcher, Schneider, Bolli and the Hamels were arrested. Rado went into hiding. Swiss spy Rudolf Rössler, however, remained unmolested because his contacts were still valuable to the ND and Büro Ha even though, as an agent of the Soviets, he was still on the ‘wrong side’ at the end of the war.

As before, he was to continue to be an inconspicuous man. Together with his long-time friend Xaver Schnieper, a left-wing Catholic and at that time still a member of the Partei der Arbeit (Party of Labour), in the early years of the Cold War, he scouted military secrets in the Federal Republic of Germany on behalf of the Czech secret service. It wasn’t long before that went wrong. On 5 November 1953, the Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland (Bundesstrafgericht) sentenced Swiss spy Rössler to twelve months in prison and Schnieper to nine months. In the grounds for its judgment, the court did at least confirm that the German emigré Rössler had rendered valuable services to Switzerland.

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Trial of Rudolf Rössler (front) and Xaver Schnieper, in Lucerne in 1953. Both were sentenced to several months in prison.

Swiss spy Rössler served his sentence and then returned to Lucerne. Six months before his death, he had revealed to Schnieper’s 18-year-old son the names of his German informants from World War II: “When you are a grown man and all those currently still alive are dead, you may name them publicly.” A year later, Schnieper Junior was killed in a car accident. Despite endless rumors and conjecture, the true identities of WertherAnnaTeddy, and Olga are still unknown today, and the question of how the numerous secret messages were smuggled to Rössler’s publishing house in Lucerne also remains unanswered. Rudolf Rössler passed away in Lucerne in 1958, as quietly as he had lived.

Chocolate milkshake, a delicious treat that can be enjoyed any time of year. But why not celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day on September 12? There’s no better time to indulge in this delicious treat. Chocolate milkshake is the perfect way to show your love for chocolate. Made with rich chocolate ice cream and topped with chocolate syrup, it is a chocolate lover’s dream come true.

Little bit of history

Chocolate milkshakes are believed to have originated in the early 20th century, and they quickly became a popular menu item at diners and ice cream parlors across the country. Today, they come in all sorts of flavor combinations, but the classic recipe is still the best. Start with a chocolate ice cream base, then add some milk and chocolate syrup. For an extra-indulgent treat, top it off with whipped cream and a cherry. Or, for a twist on the classic chocolate milkshake, try using Swiss chocolate instead of the more traditional milk chocolate. Whatever your preference, there’s no doubt that a chocolate milkshake is a perfect way to celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day.

Whether you like your milkshakes thick or thin, with or without ice cream, there’s a chocolate shake out there for everyone. And what could make a chocolate milkshake even better? Swiss chocolate, of course! So in that spirit, check out these amazing milkshakes we prepared for you! And the best part, you can get them on our website! We’ll deliver right to your doorstep! Stock yourself on time for September 12!

Caotina Original Chocolate Powder

These days, chocolate powder has become very common amongst people. The powder is hugely popular and is used to make delicious drinks. And if you want to make the best, you need the right product, just like Caotina Original Chocolate Powder.

Caotina Original Chocolate Powder is the perfect chocolate indulgence for the discerning connoisseur. Made with real Swiss chocolate it offers an original full taste experience of drinking chocolate. If you consider yourself a chocolate lover, you will definitely like it! Caotina, the chocolate drink, is for those who love to feast and to please others. The drink can be prepared without a lot of effort and a very short time.

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Caotina Original Chocolate Powder Light

Caotina Chocolate Powder Original Light is as same as the original but without sugar! It’s sweetened with fructose, aspartame, and acesulfame-K. Therefore, this chocolate powder is suitable for diabetics people as well. Furthermore, it is also drinkable for those with gluten allergies.

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Caotina White Chocolate Powder

For all white chocolate lovers out there, we present you with Caotina White Chocolate Powder! Thanks to the refined recipe with real Swiss chocolate, it provides particularly delicate white chocolate enjoyment. Don’t miss out on this delicious treat!

White-Chocolate-Powder

Ovomaltine Choco Powder

Next, we have Ovomaltine! This is the Swiss cult drink famous for 150 years. The drink was developed as strengthening construction product by Dr. Wander. Ovomaltine Choco Powder is a source of energy which taste of malt and cocoa. It is a delicious choice for everyday use! In addition, it contains 13 essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Without crystallized sugar.

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Want all the goodness of Ovomaltine, but with less calories? We’ve got you covered. Once again for those who prefer sugar-free products, we present your with perfect guilty pleasure – Ovomaltine Line Chocolate Powder!  It’s full of essential vitamins (ACDB1B2B6), as well as niacinphosphorus and malt. Hence, it’s a real energy booster and just what you need in the morning. Most importantly, it does not contain crystal sugar, making it suitable for diabetics.

DAWA milkshakes

And in the end, we have something special for you! If you enjoy different milkshake flavors, there’s no better than Dawa Milkshakes! They are ready to drink in no time. In addition, they refresh small and large connoisseurs with four different flavors. You can choose between vanilla, strawberry, cappuccino, or banana!

Dawa Milk Shake

Every true chocolate lover knows that the best Swiss chocolate brands offer outstanding quality. The Swiss produce about 150,000 tons of chocolate per year. Swiss people consume most of that chocolate, of course. Let’s be honest, the Swiss know what’s good for them.


Yet, Swiss chocolate also enjoys a remarkable reputation worldwide. That’s why we came up with our list of top 15 Swiss chocolate brands and their products you have to try! Each brand is unique and has its own advantages. But the most important thing they all have in common is the Swiss quality and finest ingredients. Continue reading to check them out and find the one you like the most.

Here are the best Swiss chocolate brands

Toblerone Brand

Toblerone is one of the most famous Swiss chocolate bars there is. It’s well-known for its long-lasting flavor and delicious taste. The name originates from the family name “Tobler” and “torrone”, the Italian word for nougat. Jean Tobler’s chocolate products were top-rated at the end of the 19th century.

Hence, in 1899 he founds with his sons the “Fabrique de Chocolat Berne, Tobler & Cie”. When his son Theodor took over in 1908, he invented a unique new chocolate: the Toblerone triangle! With its exceptional formula, the triangle chocolate bar became the best Swiss chocolate.


Toblerone ingredients are only pure Swiss milk, natural honey, and the finest raw materials. If you are a chocolate lover, you must take a bite of this Toblerone.


Although Toblerone maintains its classic taste and shape, they continue to innovate. Thus, there are white Toblerone, dark chocolate, and even crispy coconut flavors. And for true Toblerone lovers, there is a giant Toblerone bar that contains 4,5kg of chocolate!

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Cailler brand

Cailler is Switzerland’s is one of the oldest Swiss Chocolate Brands in existence. Francois-Louis Cailler founded the company in his hometown of Vevey. Since 1820 they produce the highest quality chocolate products. Consequently, the company is one of the most renowned Swiss chocolate brands today.

Discover chocolate bars, pralines, and branches in a variety of rich flavors. Try this Cailler chocolate and you will understand why Swiss chocolate is truly the best in the world! You will experience an unforgettable creamy texture and rich flavor!

Lindt brand

Lindt chocolate manufacturer is a true master of this art. They have been developing and refining their unique recipes since 1845. They start with a selection of the finest raw ingredients, which they transform into exquisite creations that delight the young and old!

From creamy milk to dark chocolate, the brand continuously develops new Lindt chocolate flavors which surprise all chocolate lovers. The Swiss chocolate pioneers combine tradition with creativity to bring you the best products that money can buy. Tate the Lindt chocolate now!

Frey brand

Frey is another top-class Swiss chocolate brand, steeped in tradition since 1887. They are not as big as Toblerone, but they have a prestigious role in the Swiss chocolate scene. What started as a small company owned by brothers Robert and Max Frey has now turned into a globally known brand. The best thing is their enormous variety, with over 50 different shapes and fillings such as ganache, gianduja, cream, or praline. This Frey chocolate will definitely put a smile on your face!

Ovomaltine brand

Ovomaltine is one of the oldest and best-known branded products, not only in Switzerland but also worldwide. Consumers use it as a breakfast food and sports drink in 110 countries around the world. The story begins in 1865 in a laboratory in the old town of Bern. The chemist, Dr. Georg Wander, was looking for a solution for the then widespread problem of malnutrition. Then, he developed a malt extract, which was the basis for the iconic power food. The original recipe, which remains the same to this day, contains barley malt extract, egg, milk, and the highest quality cocoa.

Today, it is among the 20 most famous and well-known Swiss brands. Ovomaltine is sold in over a hundred countries and is very popular among consumers of all ages. In some countries, it’s known as Ovaltine.

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Stella Bernrain Brand

Stella Bernrain, a high-quality Swiss Chocolate producer, laid its foundation in 1925. Chocolate Stella Bernrain transforms gourmet ideas into high-end delicious chocolate. Hence, the brand is recognized for its strict quality standards. All their products are made with exquisite ingredients, love, and certainly with the utmost care. No matter which Stella Bernrain you choose, it will leave you wanting more!

Camille Bloch Swiss Chocolate

Chocolates Camille Bloch SA is a traditional family chocolate factory that was founded in 1929. Today, it is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in Switzerland and employs 180 staff. Furthermore, the company uses natural ingredients for making Torino, Ragusa, and liqueur chocolate specialties. Quality is the top Camille Bloch priority!

Camille Bloch used a mass of ground hazelnuts and whole hazelnuts to fill a bar of chocolate. He poured this mixture into successive layers and cut them into rectangular bars. Hence, the Ragusa chocolate was born.

Today, the Ragusa chocolate bar still possesses the original characteristics – the same recipe, the traditional method of manufacturing, and, of course, the same rectangular shape.

The cult chocolate bar won the hearts of Swiss consumers with its smooth praline filling, whole hazelnuts, and original rectangular shape. Most importantly, it is 100% natural!

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Favarger Brand

Favarger is a Swiss chocolate-making organization established by visionary Jacques Foulquier in 1826. It is located in Versoix, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.

The brand strives to deliver the most excellent experience to the consumers. Therefore, they incorporate and control strictly every part of the chocolate-making process. Everything gets checked thoroughly, from the selection to transportation of cocoa beans to the creation of original recipes.

Enjoy these delicious, creamiest, and mouthwatering Favarger chocolates with different flavors from your home! We deliver products directly from suppliers to ensure you are getting the best product you deserve.

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Maestrani Chocolate Manufacture

Maestrani is a Swiss chocolate company that offers a select range of chocolate specialties. In their factory in Flawil, St. Gallen, they produce excellent chocolate and confectionery treats under the brand Minor and Munz.

Minor is all-natural chocolate. Since the brand does not add any artificial flavors or aromas to its products, all you will taste are high-quality natural ingredients. They combine creamy chocolate with Swiss milk and add roasted hazelnut chips, in addition to vanilla extract directly from the pod!

In Switzerland, every child is familiar with the name “Munz.” Hence, every child feels great with a piece of Munz chocolate in their hands. 

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Let’s start with a little bit of history first. The romantic Swiss village of Gottlieben had the two most famous inhabitants. First is Queen Hortense Bonaparte, who lived at nearby Schloss Arenenberg from 1817 to 1837. Afterward, her favorite son, the later emperor of France, Louis Napoleon III, also became a lover of the mouth-watering Gottlieber wafer rolls.

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For many years now, Gottlieber’s traditional mix in red, green, and blue has been popular with young and old alike and is by far their top seller.

The melt-in-your-mouth praline filling contains roasted hazelnuts and premium cocoa paste. It’s also the basis of the mocha filling, combining perfectly with the finest arabica coffee. Gianduja filling will enchant you with its delightful taste of roasted hazelnuts while enticing you with a coating of organic dark chocolate.

In a word, Gottlieber traditional mix of praline, mocha, and gianduja is the best composition you can find. There are many Swiss Chocolate Brands available out there, but this chocolate is unique. Try and see for yourself!

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Läderach brand

Laederach chocolate stands for high-quality, hand-made Swiss chocolate specialties. They are known to be the hallmark of pure chocolate sensation. Moreover, the brand is also recognized to be the very best in its industry niche.

Their premium souvenir chocolate praline box is a truly unique gift, harmonious in taste and in presentation. For an exquisite chocolate experience, turn to our lovely sweet box and you will never be disappointed! Discover a pleasure for all senses!

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Kagi Brand

The well-known Kagi received its name from the founder, Otto Kägi, who added and shortened the French word for wafer, “gaufrette”. Since 1958, their home was Toggenburg, using only high-quality, pure raw materials.

They follow a traditional recipe for over 50 years using pure, natural ingredients and homemade Swiss milk chocolate. 

The leader among wafer specialties – the Kagi Classic Chocolate Wafers! Since they are covered with fine Swiss chocolate, these Swiss wafers will absolutely melt in your mouth. Enjoy them during meetings, during coffee breaks, or as an afternoon snack.

Caotina brand

Caotina Swiss chocolate brand is famous for its years of experience in making the best chocolate products by adhering to strict Swiss standards. And when you try their choco powder from authentic Swiss shops like Swissmade Direct, you will definitely like the experience!

This choco powder is the perfect chocolate indulgence for the discerning connoisseur. Made with real Swiss chocolate Caotina offers the original full taste experience of drinking chocolate.

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Bachmann bakery

Last but not least – Bachmann! Bachmann is the market-leading bakery in central Switzerland. For 120 years, the Bachmann company has provided bread, delicate pastries, and specialties of the very best quality. Their bakery at Lucerne produces more than 500 different fresh products every day, using recipes handed down through the generations.

What makes this brand unique compared to other Swiss Chocolate Brands? One of the most unbelievable facts is that they use 65 tonnes of chocolate every year. Besides, they make 40 different varieties of bread and 30 types of pralines every day. Furthermore, they create almost 400 wedding cakes every year! Impressive isn’t it?

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To sum up, all of these brands have one thing in common: a passion for innovation and a great love of chocolate. From the cacao bean to the end product, they focus on high quality and impeccable taste. For all of these reasons, we can safely say that no matter brand you chose, their chocolate will bring instant happiness to your taste buds and soul on every single bite.

Get the best from Swiss Chocolate Brands

At Swissmade Direct, we have a vast collection of Swiss chocolate from various brands. If you want to try different Swiss chocolate, we can fulfill your needs. Browse through our online selection and order today. We’ll deliver to your doorstep!

The simple Raspberry Syrup recipe is perfect for an easy and tasty topping on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and more. You can also use this syrup in cocktails and other recipes.

Ingredients:

-1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

-1/2 cup sugar

-1/4 cup water

-1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions:

1. Combine raspberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

2. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved and the raspberries have broken down about 5 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve.

4. Let cool slightly before serving or storing in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Enjoy your delicious raspberry syrup recipe!

Swiss Raspberry Syrup

In our shop, we have Raspberry Syrup coming with a delicious taste and a sweet aroma.

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The Swiss Syrup gives you the pleasure of a fresh and real Swiss drink. You can use it to make all sorts of drinks. For instance, if you want to make a summer drink with flavor, you can use Swiss Syrup. Moreover, you can use this syrup all season to make tasty and incredible drinks. 

The kids will love it, and the adults will be surprised by the Syrup juice. 

Raspberry syrup is versatile as well. What does this mean? 

It implies you can use it on many things. Moreover, there are many fantastic online recipes you may use to surprise your loved ones.

The bottle is lightweight. Hence, you can carry it everywhere. It doesn’t require a lot of space. Therefore, it can be your perfect companion for outdoor activities and during school or office lunch. To make it short, this is ideal for everywhere and anytime!

If you’re not so into making your own raspberry syrup, you can just get this one and enjoy the impeccable Swiss taste!

Have you looked into blockchain? We’re referring to making payments with your cryptos, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Litecoin, and others, rather than having to pay hundreds, millions, or even billions of dollars in cash. Yes, banks offer to transmit your money online, so you don’t have to pay in cash, but do you realize how frequently the cryptocurrency market overshadows traditional institutions as a payment option? As Ethereum price, Bitcoin price, BNB price, and some other cryptocurrencies keep being sources of wealth for many individuals, indeed, more funds lately are in the crypto forms. Swiss Made Direct is proud to be one of the first e-commerce stores in this niche to provide cryptocurrency as an option for payment to buy their products, seeing this medium of payment as a future in shopping. Here are some quick facts to consider when it comes to using cryptocurrency in everyday shopping.

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TRANSACTION FEES AND NETWORK

Cryptocurrency in everyday shopping provides an alternative to dealing with banks’ server difficulties. Of course, you don’t want to be stressed about making payments when on vacation or shopping for groceries. Transactions on the blockchain can be incredibly fast, with low transaction costs compared to the amount transferred. Blockchain transactions do not necessitate the usage of a bank account. To transmit or receive money, all that is required is that the user is connected to the Internet and has a linked address on the cryptocurrency’s blockchain.

Keeping your money in a bank or other traditional institution can result in account management costs. Making overseas payments or transfers can be quite inconvenient, as it involves days of waiting for delivery and, in many cases, exorbitant fees. Cryptocurrency can be a perfect alternative for that. Only the receiver’s wallet requires a reasonable gas fee to make payment quickly and easily without waiting days like bank processes or being questioned due to regulatory rules and formalities of banks attached specific amounts that raise the alarm.

ACCESSIBILITY

Because Bitcoin may be transacted on your phone, it is unnecessary to have a computer or high-tech gadget to use cryptocurrency calculators like the Ethereum calculator. The price of a cryptocurrency is calculated by converting the unconverted price directly from cryptocurrency exchanges into US dollars or another available currency (BTC, ETH, EOS). Every 8 seconds, the estimated data is updated. Furthermore, with many adoptions coming for Bitcoin at various levels, crypto debit cards that allow you to spend your cryptocurrency at any establishment that takes Visa or Mastercard by quickly converting crypto in your account to dollars are now surfacing more than before. As Bitcoin’s technology and name awareness have improved, the number of places that accept it has grown. Bitcoin may be used to purchase a surprising variety of items, including food, clothes, gadgets, etc.

This ensures that cryptocurrency in everyday shopping can be used to make payments in the same way that cash can.

A SIDE BRIEF

Do you know that transactions done on the blockchain can’t be altered, and it’s too obvious to be lied about? Why is blockchain a digital ledger that offers decentralized data stored and recorded for public access? It also holds businesses and charities accountable for where their money is coming from or where the money on the digital vault is being directed. No name is attached due to the privacy that blockchain offers, but each address can be assessed and questioned. Imagine the bank systems that deduct several fees on funds in an account minute times without clear messages or even convincing reasons for the deductions causing unexpected reduction on funds in the account, now operate on a blockchain.

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PAYMENT USING CRYPTOCURRENCY

Making bank transfers using bank account numbers in the process of payments or saving to another bank account may have a disadvantage. It may result in transferring to another account with errors in the digits typed, especially if you are unaware of the bank account name. Sending cryptocurrency from your wallet carries comparable dangers if the receiver’s wallet address is incorrectly entered or replaced, which could result in significant losses. Is it possible that your cryptocurrencies have vanished without a trace?

Remember that blockchain provides you complete control over your finances through decentralization; yet, because cryptocurrency protocols are irreversible, transactions cannot be canceled or reversed once they have been launched. In this case, all that is required is to contact the recipient and request their assistance in returning the monies. However, you’ll never have such problems in online shopping, as shopping websites that accept crypto, including Swiss Made Direct, provide their customers an excellent service no matter what way of payment you prefer. Some exchanges, such as Binance.US, offer a service desk option to recover your cryptos if they were transferred to the wrong address, preferably an account on the exchange, for a fee, similar to some bank activities. To be on the safety net, as you embark on buying cryptocurrency or you already have some, take a thorough check on receiving addresses to prevent loss of funds or cryptos bottlenecks.

With the future that cryptocurrency promises, Swiss Made Direct is proud to be one of the pioneers in the industry of shopping to implement crypto as a payment option. Besides Bitcoin and Ethereum, we also accept Dogecoin, Litecoin, and many other. If Elon Musk decided to accept it – why wouldn’t we? 🙂

And you know what’s best? This is only a start!

If you’re new to skiing, choosing the right ski size can be confusing. Many factors play a role in determining the ski length.

It’s super important to understand that all the information we give you in this blog is more “general support” rather than professional advice. Why? Because you’re the only person who knows your own skills and preferences the best. In case of uncertainty, we recommend consulting a specialist.

So, let’s go immediately into the factors you should consider to choose your ski size correctly.

How to determine what ski size do I need?

The best way to find out which ski is right for you is to consider your height, ability level, and the type of terrain that will be covered most often with it.

Types of skiing

The correct size can depend greatly upon what kind or racecourse you’re going into:

  • Slalom/Slalom Race – where speed matters the most
  • Allmountain – where balance & control matter more than anything else
  • Allrounder – where it matters the most not to lose dynamism or control over your machine

Your height matters

The important thing is to find a ski that fits you. The length should be determined by your height because if the ski’s too long it will be hard to control and steer properly, while if it’s too short it will be unstable at higher speeds.

This in-depth ski size chart should, in most cases, help you determine the right length. Further in the article, we’ll explain in which cases it might be wise to size up or size down your skis.

Ski Size Chart

Skier Height (ft)Skier Height (cm)Suggested Ski Lengths (cm)
4’4″132 115-130
4’6″137125-140
4’8″142130-145
4’10”147135-150
5152135-155
5’2″158145-165
5’4″163150-170
5’6″168155-175
5’8″173160-180
5’10”178165-185
6′183170-190
6’2″188175-195
6’4″193180-200

You can choose the right ski size by your ability level

Ski size is not as simple as you would think. There are factors such as height, weight, and ability level to consider when it comes to ski sizing.

Kids/Beginners

First, let’s start with getting the kids (or beginner adults) sized up:

  • For children, you should look for skis that will be easy for them to control and balance on.
  • Make sure that the skis are long enough or your child will not be able to hold their balance.
  • When kids start out, look at buying a set of skis instead of just one for a cheaper price.
  • There are skis made specifically for young children with grip soles so they don’t slip as easily. The grip-sole is usually a rubber sole that sticks to the base of the ski.
  • Get kids boots with adjustable buckles, so you can tighten and loosen them as their feet grow.

Intermediate

Next, let’s talk about intermediate skiers:

  • Intermediate skiers need a ski that they can use in the park and on the slopes.
  • Their weight is enough to create power and balance, so they don’t need something too unstable.
  • Sizing them up is important for transitional skiers because bad sizing could result in injury or poor performance.

Expert/Advanced

And finally, advanced skiers:

  • Advanced skiers need lightweight, nimble skis that will hold up on the mountain.
  • If you are skiing the park or freestyle terrain then look for a mid-fat ski to have better balance and more control.
  • It is common knowledge that advanced skiers are harder on their equipment so pick durable construction.

Sizing up and sizing down your skis (advanced tactics to choose the right ski size)

Although a ski size chart can provide you with all the answers you might need, there are still some reasons to size up or size down your skis. Let’s take a look.

Reasons to size shorter

  • You’re a novice or intermediate skier.
  • You are lighter than the average person of your height.
  • You prefer to make quick, little turns and seldom ski at breakneck speeds.
  • You’re looking for a ski with only camber, no rocker.

Reasons to size longer

  • You’re skiing at a rapid pace and aggressively.
  • You weigh more than the typical person for your height.
  • You intend to ski off the beaten path most of the time.
  • You’ve decided to ski twin-tip skis.
  • You’re looking for a ski with a lot of rockers.

Each ski needs a particular size to work perfectly. The right ski for you is out there so don’t settle for anything less than perfect.

Good luck!

Provide your children with access to the world of melodies and rhythms with Xyloba – the marble run that makes music!

With Xyloba, it‘s possible to integrate sound modules, like the ones found in a xylophone, into a marble run – there are 20 tones available, allowing you to recreate well-known songs and even compose your own beautiful melodies. It‘s one of a kind!

Xyloba combines the world of construction and the world of music. Children plan, construct and in doing so get a feel for music, familiarising themselves with concepts such as notes, time, and rhythm.

How it works

The Xyloba is constructed from the base, i.e. from the point where the tune ends. Short ramps produce quarter notes and connect two adjacent towers. Long ramps generate half notes and run through an adjacent tower to the next tower. Furthermore, each ramp starts from and ends in a sound block where the chime is inserted.

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Get to know the Xyloba modular system in its three progressively more comprehensive models:

  • Xyloba piccolino,
  • mezzo,
  • and orchestra.

With Xyloba piccolino, you can build marble runs that are different every time. Moreover, using 4 interchangeable sound modules you can produce simple melodies – 26 pieces.

Furhtermore, with Xyloba mezzo, you can create a great variety of melodic marble runs, using 8 interchangeable sound modules to produce complex melodies – 40 parts.

Finally, Xyloba orchestra is ideally suited for kindergartens and nursery schools. The large number of building components encourage the children to participate. You can create a great variety of marble runs, using the 16 interchangeable sound modules to produce complex melodies – 96 parts.

It’s suitable for children above the age of 5. However, under the supervision of their parents, children above the age of 3 can already start constructing musical runs with the piccolino and mezzo basic kits.

Extensions for Xyloba Kits

Extensions for Xyloba Kits make it easy to upgrade your marble run! Choose between two upgrades – piccolino to a mezzo kit, and mezzo to orchestra!

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Xyloba Assorted Melody Kits

If you really want to have it all, make sure to get Xyloba Assorted Melody Kits! Choose between three different kits – Happy Birthday, Kindergarten, and Lullabies! No matter which one you choose, we’re sure your kid will love it!

Happy Birthday kit includes 37 parts and you can play the first lines of this song.

Kindergarten kit includes 56 pieces and you can play the first lines from 4 familiar Kindergarten songs:

  • Meine Hände sind verschwunden;
  • Wie schön, dass du geboren bist;
  • Wenn du fröhlich bist;
  • Häschen in der Grube.

Lullabies kit includes 104 parts and the first line from:

  • Arrorró mi niño;
  • Au clair de la lune;
  • Guten Abend gut Nacht;
  • Hush little Baby;
  • La Le Lu;
  • Ninna Nanna;
  • O wie wohl ist mir am Abend,
  • Schlaf Kindlein, schlaf;
  • Twinkle, twinkle little star.
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Xyloba Junior

But, that’s not all! For the youngest, we present you with Xyloba Junior, the little sister of the legendary musical marble run Xyloba. The marble track Xyloba Junior combines the fun of play for the littlest of children with a playful approach to the world of music. For their safety, they only use extra-large marbles, which cannot be accidentally swallowed.

With its universal components, it enables you to build an endless number of variants for different marble tracks. Fun with learning as a side effect is guaranteed! The large, colorful marbles roll majestically over the marble tracks. Combined with the sound bricks, they produce real notes.

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Choose between three different sizes: mini, midi, or maxi!

Xyloba Mini includes 17 pieces:

  • 3x Marble Run Long
  • 2x Marble Run Short
  • 1x Starting Brick
  • 9x Structure Bricks
  • 2 Wooden Balls

Xyloba Midi includes 21 pieces:

  • 3x Marble Run Long
  • 2x Marble Run Short
  • 1x Starting Brick
  • 2x Sound Bricks
  • 9x Structure Bricks
  • 4 Wooden Balls

Xyloba Maxi includes 25 pieces:

  • 3x Marble Run Long
  • 3x Marble Run Short
  • 1x Starting Brick
  • 4x Sound Brick
  • 10x Structure Bricks
  • 4 Wooden Balls

Xyloba is a really unique product and a fantastic gift idea! How to get it? You can order this fantastic any time in our store! We’ll deliver it right to your doorstep!

Millions of women around the world struggle with dry, rough, and wrinkled skin, and if you are one of them, you are most likely looking for the best products to erase your aging signs. Luckily for you, there are countless anti-wrinkle creams and lotions available on the market today that promise to take care of all of your aging skincare problems. But do any of them actually work? Which ones are the best to revitalize your appearance? Today, we present you with the Swissforce Wrinkle Serum that works wonders with your skin! Without further ado, let’s dive in!

Swissforce Wrinkle Serum will make your skin instantly firmer and supple because of its natural complexion. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of resilience by re-densifying and firming the skin. Hence, take a closer look at this unique combination:

  • Hyaluronic acid of high and low molecular weight
  • Collagen fibrils & Collagen Booster
  • Encapsulated retinol
  • Sweet Iris Stem cells
  • Swiss Glacier Water
  • Snow Algae Powder
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Sweet Iris Stem Cells

Numerous clinical studies show us that sweet iris stem cells have an anti-wrinkle effect. They stimulate the synthesis of constituents of the extra-cell matrix-collagens while limiting the action of the enzyme that destroys them. Also, these cells help with the production and differentiation of epidermis cells – that slow down the aging.

Thanks to those associated actions, the two skin layers can get back their density and their global balance. Therefore, they’re limiting the creation of wrinkles.

How to apply Swissforce Wrinkles Serum? 

Apply the wrinkle care two drops on clean face morning and evening.

Get firm and toned skin! Still wondering why this product stands out? Let’s make a quick overview:

  • Reduces Wrinkles & Fine Lines
  • Long-lasting hydration
  • Firms and plumps up
  • Non-sticky
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Formulated with natural ingredients
  • Free from PEGs, Parabens, Silicones, Synthetic fragrance
  • Made in Switzerland

Peaceful sounds, such as meditative or nature melodies, are all forms of music therapy that can be used to relieve stress and help you sleep better at night. Many people don’t realize it, but quiet, soothing music can have a very positive effect on your mood. That is especially true if you are dealing with a stressful situation. In this article, we bring you peaceful sounds of Swiss nature with Alpklang Music Boxes / sound motion sensors that can be played in the background when relaxing in your home. How do they work?

These boxes have a motion sensor that activates as soon as you’re one and a half meters close to it. Once you come that close, you’ll hear soothing sounds for three minutes. In only a few seconds, you’ll feel like sounds brought you to another world.

In addition, these products are wireless. Instead, there are already assembled three AAA batteries that could be changed whenever it’s necessary. Of course, you can adjust the volume as well. They give you the advantage of having soothing music playing in the background while you’re at work or sleeping without distraction from the outside world. Let’s dive in!

Peaceful Sounds of Swiss Nature

Achieve peace of mind with Forest Sounds Motion Sensor! Once you’re in the same environment with this device, it will play its sounds to bring you to a peaceful state of mind. It will be your companion once it gets dark outside. Also, it will help you flow gently into the dream world with its natural sounds.

On the other hand, if you prefer to place it in the living room, this music box can welcome your guests with its pleasant sounds of nature.

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Alphorn Sounds Motion Sensor

In Switzerland, Senn is the name of an Alp farmer. When he takes care of his cattle in the barn, he prefers to be inspired by traditional sounds. And these are the sounds you’ll hear once you come close to the SENN Alphorn Sounds Motion Sensor! You can choose between four colors – red, brown, charcoal grey, and blue.

The box likes quiet places and short visits. What does it mean? It prefers playing the music of Swiss nature every now and then, instead of yodling all day long. For example, you can place it into your living room where it can welcome your guests with a pleasant melody. Or, you can put it in your bedroom and flow into peaceful dreams.

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Relax Melodies Motion Sensor

The birth of his first son, Elia, inspire composer Daniel Wallimann to create the enchanting melody that brings his son to rest. The original song has been further developed by the three artists Daniel Wallimann, Antonia Gasser, and Tobi Gmür. In the process, they created an excellent arrangement with vocals, guitar, piano, and harmonium.

A perfect spot for the Relax Melodies Motion Sensor is the children’s room. The calming, peaceful sounds will help kids fall into the dream world with a sense of love and security.

This box is designed for the night, but it doesn’t mean you can’t place it in any room you wish to play its gorgeous melodies during the day.

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Sound Cards for Motion Sensors

Whether you prefer forest sounds, relax melodies, or cow bell and alphorn sounds, you can always order additional sound cards for each of these motion sensors!

The sound cards you can order are:

  • «Drubertine» by Daniel Wallimann, Artist: Yodelling group Bärgröseli, Alpnachstad
  • «Vo mine Bärge» by Anton Wicky, Artist: Alphorn player Gerry Ziegler
  • «De Wildhuser» (traditional), Artist: Yodelling club Männertreu, Nesslau
  • «Breitwang-Jutz» by Fritz Kropf, Artist: Yodelling quartet Sichleblick, Eriz

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