Like many things, WWII brought this life to a grinding halt. Stalin force-migrated many of the Volga-Germans from their "native" Volga area to more remote areas, including Kazakhstan. Today, still around 1.4% of the population of Kazakhstan are considering themselves Germans. So that explains why so many Germans visit Kazakhstan. After WWII and particular in the 1980s many of the Volga Germans emigrated to countries such as Germany. If you visit North and South Dakota in the USA, you will also find that a lot of the "Germans" trace their heritage to Volga Germans and Sen Tom Daschle is one of them.
But enough of history and back to the chocolate that I got to sample. Of course being a dedicated blogger, when opportunity strikes to sample something unusual, I need to blog about it. Below is an image of the chocolate. It came in a little box of 24 individually wrapped pieces. Each piece showed a different golden artifact traced back to the nomads in Kazakhstan.
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - the foil says " the gold of nomads" and shows a gold seal-ring|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - the chocolate, not too sweet, has PAXAT embossed on it|
|website in Kazakhstan for PAXAT here|
Looking around the site some more, they really seem to have a nice selection of milk and dark chocolate. Based on my little sample, I certainly would not be opposed if they started importing this chocolate to the USA. So now you know something besides Borat about Kazakhstan and the next time you have a lull at a dinner party mention that Kazakhstan makes really good chocolate!