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Villars Maître Chocolatier

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Villars Maître Chocolatier SA is a Swiss chocolate company founded in 1901 and based in the city of Fribourg. The building in which the company has been in since 1901 is one of national importance and a Swiss cultural heritage asset. The company is noted for its success in selling to tourists, owing to a number of unique products including chocolates with an unusually high percentage of nuts and almonds and 72% cocoa dark chocolate napolitains. History The chocolate company was founded by Wilhelm Kaiser in 1901 in Villars-sur-Glâne. In 1904 the company was given the name Villars AG. Chocolat Villars was repeatedly honoured for its creations and received several royal warrants of appointment. In 1915, Chocolat Villars was the first employer in Switzerland to grant its employees two weeks of paid leave. In 1935 Kaiser passed away. The same year, a coffee roastery was added and the first chocolate bar filled with liqueur was launched. The company remained a family business u
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