Toblerone

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From a blend of Tobler (surname of one of the creators) + Italian torrone (form of nougat).

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Toblerone (plural Toblerones)

  1. A Swiss chocolate bar with honey, nougat and almonds, shaped like a triangular prism with triangular wedge-shaped pieces.
    • 2000 January 9, The Independent, The killer shaped like a Toblerone:
      The H and N components, which Professor Oxford says are shaped like "Toblerones and mushrooms", are the ones that mutate and cause problems for the human immune system.
    • 2002, Richard Bangs, Ed Viesturs, Richard Bangs, adventure without end:
      Below us the white granite and quartz of the most sacred of Inca sites sparkled, its Toblerone-shaped walls and deserted craters stretching over seventy acres.
    • 2005, Martin Gurdon, Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance, page 26:
      Hen number four was another bantam, living with three or four similar birds in one of the breeding arks. An ark is a Toblerone-shaped portable chicken enclosure, with a bedding/nest area at one end and a wire-mesh run at the other.
    • 2005 April 9 2005, Sydney Morning Herald - The battered face of the Sphinx:
      You don't have to climb every mountain, just choose one: Kilimanjaro. The volcano stands out from the Tanzanian plains like a Toblerone triangle with a bite out of the top. But the mountain is far from sweet. It is high and, after the gentle slopes lull you, hard to climb. Climbing it takes from five to eight days, but if you reach the top you'll feel as strong as a lion
    • 2007, Lynsey Hanley, Estates: an intimate history, page 99:
      The graph jags like a Toblerone, stabbing the heights in times of prosperity and the new-broom sweep of incoming governments.

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