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Ragusa chocolate from Switzerland Ragusa chocolate from Switzerland Mark Thomas

Ragusa – from a republic to a chocolate

By  Apr 26, 2018

The name caught our eye – Ragusa chocolate. This sweet delight carries a name associated with Dubrovnik, but yet the chocolate came from Switzerland.

The Republic of Ragusa was the maritime republic which is today known as Dubrovnik, from 1358 to 1808 the city was known as the Republic of Ragusa.

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So how does a Swiss chocolate get named after Dubrovnik? The chocolates were invented in 1942 by Camille Bloch and when he was thinking of a name we remembered Dubrovnik, or Ragusa, as he had been on holiday. He decided to adopt this name because he found it pleasing to the ear and compatible with all the national languages.