10 Facts About Switzerland That Changed Our Opinion About This Country

5. Chocolate is the most exported product

In Bern, more than 7 million bars of Toblerone are produced every year. And not a long time ago, a new kind of chocolate was invented — the ruby chocolate.

10 Facts About Switzerland That Changed Our Opinion About This Country

The Swiss company Valcambi produces gold bars, called CombiBar, shaped like chocolate bars. You can easily break these bars into small bits, which weigh 1 gram, and use them to pay for things.

6. The Swiss army knife is from Rome

The Swiss army knife appeared at the end of the 19th century, but actually, it has an even earlier prototype. In one of the Cambridge museums, you’ll find a universal tool which was created in Ancient Rome.

10 Facts About Switzerland That Changed Our Opinion About This Country

It includes a spoon, a fork, a blade, a toothpick, a spatula, and (which is the strangest thing) a special spike to get the meat out of a shrimp shell.

The only part of the Swiss army knife which is not produced in Switzerland is the corkscrew. It’s made in Japan.