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Blondel Chocolates and +41 Make Sweet Collaborations With Nike & Alife




Blondel Chocolats in Lausanne, Switzerland certainly doesn't look hip or trendy. But looks can be deceiving. Tucked away on a cobblestone street, it's hard to believe they have produced some of the hippest chocolate collaborations of late (with some design help from the folks at +41).


Above: The interior of Blondel Chocolats, always packed with both locals and tourists.

For the 25th anniversary of Nike's Air Force 1, designers from +41 created these delicious looking wonderful miniature milk and white chocolate shoes available for purchase:


1 pack = 3 boxes (1 pair per box) price, which includes shipping, is 30 €, buy them here.

mini choco sneakers pack (1 pack = 3 boxes, one each of Dunks, 1 Trainers and Blazers.
Price is 30 €, buy them here.

Not available for purchase but equally delectable are +41's large versions of the AF1 in dark and white chocolate:


And here are a few pics of Blondel's chocolate chief Bastien creating these yummy kicks:





The designers at +41 also helped to commemorate New York's ultra hot shoe and apparel store, ALIFE, 's debut in Switzerland this past June 19th at GRAND with a Blondel chocolate bar and choco-t shirt.


The 'ALIFE CHOCO-PACK' (Choco T-Shirt and Blondel's chocolate bar) were available only at the Grand boutique located at Traugottstrasse 9, near Escher-Wyss Platz, and Cellophane but both seem to be sold out everywhere.



Shop Alife here.

Blondel Chocolats began in 1850 and is world renowned for making delicious chocolates and confections. Be sure to stop by if ever in Lausanne!


Above: chocolatiers Yves and Bastien in the kitchen of Blondel's.

Blondel, Chocolats fins
rue de Bourg 5
1003 Lausanne
blondel@chocolaterieblondel.ch
www.chocolaterieblondel.ch

2 comments:

Skipper_Al said...

Please link to our new site
http://www.chocolatsblondel.ch

Many thanks

nancy Hand said...

Just thinking about truffles and saw your article. I discovered Blondel when I was living in Lausanne in 1987. It was my daily treat.
When I was in Innsbruck in 1994, I left my group of friends and traveled 4 hours alone just so that I could have Blondel Truffles again. When my friends caught up with me a day later, they ate all of my truffles - so we had to go back (and back and back :-) for more! mmmmmmm

I wish they shipped to the US!!!
Cheers + Happy chocolate!
Nancy

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