The majestic ‘Home of Chocolate’ at the Lindt and Sprüngli headquarters in Kilchberg, opened on Thursday. Guess who the guest of honor was?… the one and only, professional tennis star, Roger Federer. He traveled to Kilchberg especially for the opening of the ‘Lindt Home of Chocolate’ on Thursday afternoon.
He is one of the brand ambassadors of Lindt and hence got this privilege. Federer was also a part of the unveiling of the special structure in the entrance hall of the home, a nine-meter-high chocolate fountain, which is the landmark of the new chocolate world on Lake Zurich.
The current no.4, during a brief interaction with one of the guests at the event, said that he ‘of course loves chocolate, but in moderation.” The 39-year-old also talked about his 4 children and their love for chocolate saying that “they are allowed to eat chocolate, but they should also exercise a lot.”
Federer was on a recovery break since his knee injury in June and did not participate in this years’ tournaments. He recently announced that he will be back on the court. He will play twice on the court again for 45 minutes each next week.
Ultimately, Roger Federer wishes to be back by the Australian Open in January 2021. Moreover, he has listed himself for the Tokyo Olympic Games to be held in 2021 also.
A 100 million chocolate temple
The Artistic chocolate fountain is not the only thing the new chocolate Palace has to offer. It has an interactive exhibition on 1,500 square meters, a research facility with show production, a café, a chocolate shop for courses, a Lindt chocolate boutique – and of course a tasting room with Lindor balls.
According to the company, more than 100 million Swiss francs went into the construction project at the historic headquarters of the company, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.
The Home of Chocolate is a “milestone for the Swiss chocolate industry.” Tanner, Chairman of the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation said. It is about strengthening the good reputation of Switzerland as a chocolate country.