Charles-Amédée Kohler

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Charles-Amédée Kohler (15 June 1790 – 15 September 1874) was one of the eminent Swiss confectionery manufacturers. In ca. 1830 he invented a hazelnut chocolate, still produced in the form of a drink, and opened a chocolate factory in Lausanne in the same year. In partnership with his son, Kohler manufactured this new speciality in Lausanne however Kohler factory experienced an amalgamation with another firm.