Where to buy good chocolate in La Chaux-de-Fonds?

6 emblematic chocolate makers in Neuchâtel

No one can visit Switzerland without discovering what makes it so famous: its chocolate!In La Chaux-de-Fonds and the surrounding area, you can taste and buy the best chocolate in French-speaking Switzerland. Here are a few addresses to treat yourself. 

Confiserie Minerva


Founded in 1927 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, this emblematic shop and tea room is located on the main avenue Léopold-Robert at number 66.The team of confectioners is committed to keeping the tradition of chocolate making in La Chaux-de-Fonds alive. The watchmaking companies know the shop well and do not hesitate to call on it to make chocolates bearing their logo.In their assortment, you will find a wide variety of pralines and gourmet truffles, but also house specialities such as the Montre du Maquignon and the Saboulée. Quite a program... 

Christophe Chocolatier


Originally from the canton of Bern, Christophe trained as a pastry chef and confectioner and has made chocolate the emblem of his company. His main shop and his laboratory are located in Courtelary, but a shop has been opened in La Chaux-de-Fonds at number 5 rue Neuve.His flagship products: truffles, pralines and original spreads without palm oil (hazelnut, intense dark, vegan, pistachio...).

Jacot Haute Chocolaterie


It was in the Val-de-Travers valley, at the foot of the Creux-du-Van, that Marcel Jacot, a baker and confectioner, opened his first family chocolate factory in 1949. The company's reputation quickly grew, particularly with local watchmaking companies, which ordered personalized chocolate from them. It was in the 1980s that Jacot moved upmarket and offered some real jewels of haute chocolaterie: chocolate spreads, fine chocolate bars, absinthe sticks, etc.The entire range is made without palm oil, with butter, cream and local milk. The beans are from old and sharp varieties, giving Jacot chocolate a delicate taste with pronounced aromas and flavours.You will find a shop in Fleurier and Neuchâtel. A museum will open in 2023. 

Camille Bloch


Ragusa, Torino, So Nuts, you haven't missed these eye-catching chocolate bars in Migros or Coop. Since 1929, three generations of chocolate makers have been making us salivate from their laboratory-museum in Courtelary in the canton of Bern. A discovery tour with sensory experiences will delight young and old alike. A tasting of the emblematic products awaits you at the end. The hardest part will be choosing… 



 You have to go to Neuchâtel, in the rue Seyon, to (re)discover the house of Glarus origin. The art of chocolate making by Läderach is reflected in a search for innovation, whether in the tastes, textures or manufacture of the chocolate. In 1970, the company patented the hollow shell for truffles! Try them, they are delicious!



This chocolate factory is an institution in Neuchâtel, established in 1919 by Hans-Max Walder. A team of twenty-six professionals make the confectionery on the spot. Walder is one of the last two chocolate makers in French-speaking Switzerland to produce its truffles entirely without using industrial shells. The company also specializes in personalized chocolate.

So you are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying good chocolate in La Chaux-de-Fonds. There is something for every taste and every budget. You probably already have your favourites, who are they?