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
From the interior
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.
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.
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)