Milka Chocolates & the Milka Cow

Milka Chocolates

Take out the "L" and it's the Purple Mika Cow!

My first stop in Europe was a layover at the Frankfurt airport. That was definitely not one of my favorite airports in Germany in comparison to the ultra-modern Munich airport, but they did have a giant purple Milka cow which brought a smile to my face.

Funny thing is that there have been several times in my life that people who met me said, "Oh your name is like that chocolate". Well, pretty close I guess, minus the "L", but I love chocolates, and I've been known to graze like a cow, so I guess that was a good comparison.

Milka Chocolates are all over Europe. The company was founded in 1901 in Switzerland and the chocolates are now produced in a chocolate factory in the Austrian town of Bludenz near the Swiss border. Milka is owned and distributed by Kraft Foods and is actually Kraft's best selling chocolate. The name “MILKA” consists of the words Milch and Kakao (Milk and Cacao in German).  I particularly fancy the bars with the giant chunks of whole hazelnuts….mmmm


For more information on Milka Chocolates, visit Milka