Interesting Information: The pronunciation varies from place to place. Toblerone is a portmanteau of Tobler (the name of the founder) and “torrone”, the Italian word for “nougat”. If you phone the company, they pronounce Toblerone with four syllables, so that should be considered official.
What does Toblerone mean in Swiss?
Its name is a play on words
The chocolate was invented by Theodor Tobler. Toblerone comes from his surname, plus ‘torrone’ – an Italian word for a type of nougat.
What does the word Toblerone mean?
4) The name Toblerone is a play on words, ‘Tobler’ being Theodor’s surname and ‘Torrone’ the Italian word for honey and almond nougat.
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