During all of our travels lately, we’ve started a fun tradition of finding candy or chocolate factories or stores to visit in towns that we are passing through. And the next time you head to Kansas City, Missouri, be sure you stop and visit Andre’s Chocolates for delicious treats!
André and Elsbeth Bollier immigrated from Basel, Switzerland to Kansas City in June of 1955. A Master Konditor-Confiseur, André’s goal was to open a typical Swiss Confiserie producing only the highest quality confections in the Swiss tradition. In October of that same year, the dream became reality and André’s was introduced to the unsuspecting Midwesterners of Kansas City.
Our merchandise, produced with pure butter, whipped cream, high quality chocolate, natural flavorings, is used with only the highest quality ingredients. This introduced our clients to an experience that, in the early years, could only be found in Europe.
André’s is recognized in “The Book of Bests” as ‘Best Domestic Boxed Chocolate’. The book states, “André’s chocolates are not for the timid. The flavors are strong and rich. Exceedingly fresh and tender, they are worthy of any Swiss Confiserie”.
The stable foundation that André built with his dedication to provide only the very best products and superior customer service remains carried on by the commitment of the Bollier family, as well as the store’s many long time employees.
I love that this is a family run business, and I believe they are on their 3rd generation! It’s not your typical industrial chocolate or candy company either; they are still using traditional and real ingredients such as cream, sugar, butter, etc.
The chocolates are probably their best known products and they come in a variety of flavors and options like:
- Dark Chocolates
- Milk Chocolates
- Assorted Candies
- Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts & Almonds
These are all sold in several packaging options, whether you’re looking for just a little something or you need several pounds of some of the most delicious chocolates on this planet. Personally, I like going for the assorted boxes because I like a little bit of everything. Although with chocolates this good, usually a bite or two will be enough to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Besides their traditional chocolates, they also make other treats like:
- Candy Bars (milk and dark chocolates)
- Chocolate Drinks
- Chocolate Molds (filled with other candies)
- Hollander Cake
See what I mean about options? Andre’s Chocolates are a great choice when it comes to gifts or “just because” since there’s something for everyone.
Check out this super fun local product: The Kansas City Landmarks set! It’s 12 solid chocolate landmark “disks”. This is available in both milk, dark or mixed chocolate variety.
As I said, be sure to stop in and visit their store, cafe, and tearoom if you have the chance. And if you aren’t local, then visit the Andre’s Chocolates website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.