Saturday, May 19, 2012

Norwegian chocolate

Today me and my husband had a trip to Oslo in Norway for lunch.  We also visited a little chocolate shop. Not far from our home, just a quick drive in nice spring weather. I wanted to show you what we have to offer from my country. I am sure I speak for most Norwegians when saying that we have the best chocolate in the world. The company Freia was founded in 1889, but real success was seen only in 1892, when Johan Throne Holst (1868–1946) took over management. Holst built up Freia to be Norway's leading chocolate manufacturer. By the turn of the century, Freia was the leading Norwegian brand in sweets.
We bought some chocolates called twist. We wanted to celebrate our 22 wedding anniversary today.
                                                                       From the shop:
                              Lovely boxes with silk ribbons filled with superior chocolate
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                                                                              From the interior
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I also love the porcelain with the cutest drawings with a retro feel to it. Some of the cups and plates has recipes written on them. The hot chocolate shouldn’t be to hard to make if one have one of these I would think.
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A selection of a chocolate called twist. In most stores you have to buy a ready filled bag with assorted chocolates. In this little chocolate store on Karl Johan street it is allowed to just pick your favorite, and everyone has a favorite. For me it’s the milk chocolate with apricot cream filling and the dark chocolate with banana cream.  My husband wanted the licorice and caramel.
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           freia22  freia21                     This is what we bought with us, a small bag with our favorites
A large Freia sign that by night lights up the street “Karl Johan” Thanks for the visit and we will be back soon for more. ( I have not been paid to make this post by the way)


minwks said...

Good Morning Christel, Thank you for your post on your visit to Oslo. I love to see little tours of different places.
We are originally from Australia but live in Canada, both relatively new countries. We are always interested in seeing the older streets and buildings and character of established businesses.
Congratulations on your 22 Anniversary with best wishes for many happy years together in the future.
Regards Janine
Always admire your work Christel!

Ara said...

What a beautiful store and a great post! I love your site! -Ara

Gemma said...

Felicidades por el dia nacional de noruega, mi hija esta en Oslo con su novio que es noruego, y se lo pasó estupendo.
Un beso

Lucille said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, Christel! Thank you so much for the tour and for the history of the company.

Debbie said...

Congratulations to you both on your Wedding Anniversary. It's mine tomorrow, we've been married 23 years. Those Chocolates look

rosanna said...

Congratulations on your 22nd anniversary

Linda Carswell said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary!!!! What a fabulous shop.

minimariba said...

Oh my!!! I LOVE chocolate and this shop is fantastic!!!!

Christel Jensen said...

Thank you again for your sweet comments and gratulations:) Hopefully I can show you other places that are dear to me in the future.

Ascension said...

Felicidades, espero que disfrutes de un fantastico dia.
besitos ascension

Janne said...

Gratulerer med vell overstått Christel , 22 år må vell være bra :)))
Flotte bilder fra Freia butikken , et stykke Norge passer bra syntes jeg.
Melkesjokoladen er min favoritt !

Klem Janne

Wendy Luane Barber said...

I have got to get to Norway. Love, love, love chocolate. Good chocolate. And Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing.

Ana Correia said...

Oh my, would have to take a bite on those chocolats,precious store!

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Lilly's Bastelchaos said...

Thanks a lot for this wonderfull pictures. I've been at this shop 4 years ago and spent a lot of money there. It is the best chocolate I've ever tasted.
Hjertelig hilsen fra Germany

Fabiola said...

Wow! I love chocolate. This is a fantastic store.
Bye Faby