ZURICH: Les Gourmandises de Miyuko doesn’t sound like a chocolate bar from Switzerland nor does this beautiful packaging have anything to do with the traditional chocolate packaging from the Swiss Alps. The visual could be found in a supermarket in Harajuku, but once you open the chocolate bar and taste it, you can imagine that the art of original Swiss chocolate making has been done by the best.
This beautiful packaging is actually the cooperation between Miyuko, Sarah Hochuli, a young patissière with colourful hair and bright blue eyes, and the traditional Swiss chocolatier Beschle.
Sarah Hochuli is the founder of Les Gourmandises de Miyuko and her pastries look like art by Jeff Koons: colour combinations that could have been taken right out of the Gucci resort runway show and ideas that are never ever common for a cake she makes. Sarah is originally a make-up artist and she also creates colourful wigs which are one-of-a-kind. The combination of talents is not the most common one but it certainly influences both sides of her different jobs.
Beschle Chocolatier is definitely getting a big applause for their innovative design and mix of flavours which consists of fine white chocolate butter, Swiss milk mixed with yoghurt and Matcha. Both make this chocolate delicious and on my GOT TO GET LIST for this weekend. Needless to say that the team has won the design award from Wallpaper* Design Magazine in 2014 and the Gold Medal Design Award from The Academy of Chocolate in 2015.
To order your Matcha chocolate, visit the Beschle online shop.