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Chocolate Slovenian style

 

Chocolate enriched with delicacies that grow in Slovenia

Chocolate found its home in Slovenia back in the 19th century. Its original varieties are created in boutique chocolate shops nowadays.

Local particularities, such as fleur de sel from the Piran salt-pans, truffles, pumpkin seed, olive oil, honey, herbs, forest fruits, Slovenian wines and other delights, have been incorporated into various forms of chocolate goodies.

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Chocolate Festival Radovljica
Photo: Boris Pretnar, Chocolate Festival Radovljica Archive
Slovenian chocolate travelled to the Viennese Court. In 1912, Emperor Franz Joseph honoured it with the title Imperial.

The first machine for making chocolate was owned by the Trappist monks in Brestanica at the end of the 19th century. The best chocolate masterpieces are now usually made by hand in boutique chocolate shops. In addition to chocolate bars and balls with different ingredients and fillings, pralines and truffles of various original forms and shapes are also made.

A place where you can wander around castles, monasteries and historic towns because of chocolate, and even spend a night in a chocolate village

In places with sweet stories from the past, chocolate shops annually present their best products.

Certain chocolate shops revive or continue stories from the past, while others surprise with new ways of promoting chocolate stories in the world. The Slovenian story of chocolate is linked with the presence of various monastic orders which at the time brought new knowledge and skills to the Slovenian countryside. Rajhenburg Castle is one of the Posavje castles where the Trappist monks started the first series production of chocolate in Slovenia. Near Radovljica, the town of bee-keeping and many sweet goods, you can find the factory of the most renowned Slovenian brand of chocolate, Gorenjka. The largest chocolate festival in Slovenia also takes place annually in Radovljica. Find the original glamping resort offering chocolate experiences near Maribor.

The originality of creators of chocolate delights changes the familiar flavour of chocolate into the diverse flavours of Slovenia

Typical ingredients, the pride of Slovenia, can be found in various original combinations.

Each Slovenian region – the Alpine, the Mediterranean and Karst, Thermal Pannonian and Central Slovenia with Ljubljana – are known for their typical ingredients. Many can also be found in chocolate, although you’d not expect them there. Perhaps you’ll find them in combination with chocolate in the offer of local culinary brands.

Chocolate Festival Radovljica

Photo: Boris Pretnar, Chocolate Festival Radovljica Archive

After choosing the type of chocolate, select ingredients as well, from nuts, seeds and fruit to spices and, for example, pollen.

Additional ingredients may be proof that certain chocolate products come from Slovenia.
– Piran fleur de sel, truffles or olive oil in chocolate point to Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia.
– Pumpkin seed oil, pumpkin seeds, onion and different wine varieties in pralines are reminiscent of Thermal Pannonian Slovenia.
– Dried forest fruits or the aroma of typical cheese in combination with chocolate are an invitation to Alpine Slovenia.
– Chocolate with the aroma of tarragon potica or hops are reminiscent of the specialities of Ljubljana and Central Slovenia.

Original chocolates can be found where the selection of the best of Slovenia is on offer, and in specialist chocolate shops

Certain chocolate shops have their own cake and coffee shops, or are involved with other family activities.

The brands that were the first to start Slovenia’s new chocolate story include Čokoladni atelje Dobnik with shops and coffee shops in Žalec, Celje, Maribor and Ljubljana, Rustika with the house of chocolate in Ljubljana, Tramontana with a shop in Koper, Rajska ptica with a coffee and cake shop in Ljubljana, and Lucifer, a chocolate shop with a coffee shop in Velenje.

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Chocolate Festival Radovljica
Photo: Boris Pretnar, Chocolate Festival Radovljica Archive

Teta Frida with workshops

The brand with several shops in Slovenia and a chocolate production facility in the Lake Maribor Landscape Park holds workshops and tasting sessions.

Passero country chocolate shop

At the chocolate shop connected to a holiday estate, chocolate with the aroma of gibanica cake, jurka grapes, Traminec and other Prekmurje delights is made.

20 chocolate with specially selected cocoa

Speciality: gourmet chocolate is made from the grain to the bar by means of their own processing of cocoa grains according to a traditional method.

Bohinj chocolate tasting

Čokohram in Hotel Kristal in Bohinj provides an array of surprising chocolates, including chocolate with traditional mohant cheese.

Chocolate as a souvenir

Choose among local chocolates, find chocolates of the Okusi Slovenije brand or go for chocolates of the Sweetness of Slovenia with selected motifs.

Chocolate in a sauna? YES!

The Atlantis Water City in Ljubljana and several spas provide chocolate saunas and different chocolate treatments.

Unique stories

Experience the inspiring stories of creators of Slovenian gastronomy.

“You are splendid, limpid daughter of the heights”

Culinary tails from Posočje and the nature of valley, which is an inspiration for top dishes.

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Hunt for the Istrian treasure

Family tradition bringing hidden truffles from dark soil to tasty plates.

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On the bora wind

Innovative tastes of salt as a boutique touch to every dish.

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Taste more.

Learn about the story od Slovenian gastronomy. Discover local culinary and wine specialties.

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