Valentine’s Day Chocolate: A History

Valentine’s Day designs for Alpes d’Or Swiss Chocolate

From the ancient Aztecs who discovered cacao came the connection between love and chocolate, and this has endured and evolved with chocolate’s history. Now no Valentine’s Day is complete without a Read more

Read More

Lunar New Year 2023

The Lunar Near Year, also known as Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, falls on January 22nd this year and we welcome in the year of the Rabbit. Let’s take a look at some of the history, customs, and Read more

Read More

Happy New Year from Alpes d’Or

Our latest collection of German Pralines

The year draws to an end, and as we look forward to the beginning of 2023 we also reflect on the wonderful year that was 2022.

Our greatest achievement this year was the Read more

Read More

Holiday Chocolate Gift Guide

Tis the season! Holidays are upon us and that means gift giving, gatherings, and spontaneous guests dropping by. It’s time to eat, drink and be merry – and what better way to do that than with chocolate? Here we Read more

Read More

Cocoa Liquor: A Closer Look

Cocoa Liquor

In our previous series on the ingredients behind chocolate we’ve made mention of ‘cocoa liquor’, and without it we would have no chocolate at all! So, let’s take a look at this vital step in the chocolate Read more

Read More

Cocoa Solids: A Closer Look

Cacao beans and shell

Chocolate is made from a handful of key ingredients – cocoa butter, sugar, and cocoa solids. We recently took a deeper look at Cocoa butter, so lets explore the other star of the show: Cocoa Read more

Read More

New Product Launch: German Pralines

New German Praline collection

Alpes d’Or is excited to announce the launch of our exquisite new collection of German Pralines! Just in time for the beautiful and romantic Qixi holiday known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, this collection features three Read more

Read More

Cocoa Butter: A Closer Look

Alpes d’Or prides ourselves on using 100% pure cocoa butter in all of our chocolate. We credit cocoa butter for our creamy texture and melting smoothness, so lets take a closer look at this magic ingredient.

Natural cocoa butter

Read more

Read More

Milk Chocolate Flavour Pairings

A closer look at our Swiss Chocolate offerings to explore how their flavours work together: Coffee, Hazelnut, and Matcha Read more
Read More

Chocolate for Easter: A Brief History

Chocolate eggs for Easter have become tradition in Europe and many parts of the world. In fact, they are synonymous with Easter gifts. Here at Alpes d’Or we specialise in the finest luxury gift chocolates of Swiss and Belgian Read more

Read More