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Euro-post III: Sweet Bern

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Switzerland is famous for the Alps, precision clocks, army knives, neutrality, banking, and chocolate.  Guess which one I was most excited about?

Selling premium chocolate by the pound... yes, I'll take it all!

Selling premium chocolate by the pound... yes, I'll take one of everything!

I settled for one hand sized piece of dark chocolate with hazelnuts.  Worth every penny.

I settled for one hand sized piece of dark chocolate with hazelnuts. Worth every penny.

We stopped into a sweet shop to buy the bear confection below because it was so darn cute.  It was a chocolate covered cookie that cost DR something outrageous like $6.  We decided it was worth its value in novelty and photogenic quality.  Wouldn’t you agree?

Too cute to resist, but not too cute to eat!

Too cute to resist, but not too cute to eat!

While we were in the confection shop, I saw some cute yellow colored cakes.  Upon closer inspection, I realized that they had slitty eyes and a fu man chu mustache.  Nice!  I never knew pastries could be racist or objectionable.  Then, someone pointed out that the chocolate pastries next to the Chinese ones had a peculiar resemblance to a black man with an afro.  Unbelievable.  At this point, I am regretting that we even patronized this establishment.  Also, I wondered why they stopped at two races — they could’ve had a whole collection of delicious yet distasteful and bigoted confections.

Take a closer look...

Take a closer look...

Author: Jen

Howdy! I'm a 30-something recovering former academic living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

One thought on “Euro-post III: Sweet Bern

  1. Sad, sad, sad. Chocolate should SUE!

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