"Freia Chocolate" Oslo Local Custom Tip by suvanki
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Mmmmm..... This is too good to give away- Keep for yourself in a locked box!!!!
The Freia chocolate company was founded back in 1889, producing dark chocolate and candies.
Johan Throne Holst became the company manager in 1892, and by realising the potential for producing quality milk chocolate, ensured the rising success of this business, so much so, that by the turn of the century Freia was the largest producer of chocolate in Norway.
Production spread to a factory in Stockholm, Sweden in 1916, but trademark conflicts with another product using the Freia name, led to the chocolate being marketed as Marabou (due to its Stork insignia)
In 1993, Kraft foods bought the Freia company for NOK 3 billion, and in 2005 decided to move 10% of Oslos production to Lithuania
Freia Melkesjokolade (milk chocolate) is still part of Norways heritage and is romantically advertised as "A little piece of Norway"
Besides plain milk chocolate, you can purchase fruit and nut, ginger, and marzipan (apparently this is a special treat for Christmas) bars in all sizes.
This chocolate can be purchased in many of the shops around Oslo.
There is a Freia shop on Karl Johans Gate, which (un) fortunately was closed on the Sunday- otherwise I would still be in there trying to decide how many choc bars I could afford.
I limited myself to 1 (large ish ) bar from the airport shop! - oh the sacrifice!!
It is possible to buy Freia chocolate on the internet too!! - So no hope for me now!!!
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