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Geneva’s special ‘chocolate pots’ for Escalade: video

 

The special chocolate pots made for Escalade festivities. 

With December around the corner, I am reflecting back to the time I visited Geneva, Switzerland in December 2014 to attend the annual festival, Escalade, a long traditional celebration of the victory of the city of Geneva over the Savoys – 500 years ago. During that time, I had the opportunity to visit Stettler Chocolates, a boutique laboratory, where I learned how to make Geneva’s famous “chocolate pot” that are made in special honour of Escalade.

Here is a video of the making of the chocolate pots. Robert, chocolate master at Stettler Chocolates, explains and shows us how. Enjoy!

Here are some photos of the chocolate-making lesson:

 

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Robert the ‘chocolate master’ at Stettler Chocolates giving instructions.

 

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They are made in a variety of sizes. They are filled with marzipan shapes like vegetables. Made with both milk chocolate and dark chocolate. The chocolate pots are only available in Geneva and only during Escalade.  Fun fact: the Swiss invented milk chocolate.

 

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Making the marzipan vegetables that fill the chocolate pots.

 

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The kitchen at Stettler Chocolates

 

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Chocolate pieces for the handles of the pots

 

Shannon Skinner is an award-winning host/creator of ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com, radio host, speaker, author and travel writer. Tweet to her at @Shannon_Skinner.

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