It was some years ago that I learned of research pointing to some remnant of the lost tribes of Israel having settled in the territory of what is now Switzerland. The evidence is both linguistic and cultural. Having left a land flowing with milk and honey, how would they maintain these key components of their traditional diet in their new home? Clearly one option would be to add both ingredients to chocolate. Such a rich recipe would indeed be “good for (bringing about) a shout (of joy)”, which in Hebrew is, of course, tob le ron, from which is derived the name Toblerone.
Such evidence is irrefutable evidence in support of the hypothesis of a Semitic exclave in the lower Alpine region.
And so, as they say in Hebrew, “yad sloof lirpa yppah”!
(HT Oliver Stegen)