With the promise of even more snow across the Alps, temperatures are plummeting, drawers are being ransacked for extra thermal layers and that all important question is on many a skier or snowboarder’s blue lips: ‘where shall we go for hot chocolate?’
Switzerland is the chocolate capital of the world, and Zermatt the best chocolate cliché of them all. From the different sized chocolate Matterhorns that you can buy in the bakeries, to the slabs of different coloured, different textured, different flavoured cocoa delights lining the shops on the quaintly cobbled high street, chocolate here is a way of life to be proud of.
Don’t just ask for any old hot chocolate. In Zermatt you have to choose between dark, milk and white before you even start deciding on whipped cream, liqueur, vanilla, hazelnut or apricot kernel. But no marshmallows – in Zermatt your hot chocolate is served with…a chocolate.