Quality and sustainability

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Kägi Swiss Quality

Exquisite taste experience
Tried and tested recipes since 1934
Chocolate from our own production

Swiss origin
100% Swiss made

Responsible procurement policy
No artificial flavours / no GMO
Certified palm oil (RSPO)

Quality pledge

As a small Swiss manufacturer, we are passionate about creating the finest wafer specialities for little moments of happiness, all produced in idyllic Toggenburg in uncompromising Swiss Kägi quality.

Kägi quality is our promise and a basic prerequisite for supremely indulgent pleasure. The secret of the exquisite Kägi taste experience is founded on the passion and respect of our experienced chocolatiers and pâtissiers, who have upheld the Kägi tradition ever since the manufacturing company was founded in 1934, bringing it up-to-date with modern processes. At the heart of it all are our crispy wafers, our mousse-like filling and our melt-in-the-mouth house Swiss chocolate.

We produce all components with painstaking care in our factory. But another key element of our Swiss Kägi quality is our use of premium-quality ingredients, for which – as far as possible – we source raw materials grown regionally in Switzerland.

To ensure that our creations also meet high social and ecological standards, we procure our raw materials responsibly and are guided by established sustainability standards. Because as Kägi Senior himself recognised in 1934: “The quality of the ingredients, work steps and processes is the be-all and end-all.”

Swiss origins

As an old-established Swiss company, we use selected Swiss ingredients wherever we can. Kägi is based in the Toggenburg region, an unspoilt landscape, nestling between the Säntis massif and the seven peaks of the Churfirsten. We feel particularly committed to our home region, for which reason we make all Kägi products in the Toggenburg. Because Switzerland is our homeland, because it produces exceptionally high-quality agricultural products and we want to keep the transport routes as short as possible, we use Swiss raw

materials wherever possible (e.g. flour, butter, milk powder). At Kägi however, Swissness also means setting the highest possible standards for our quality systems. We conduct extensive quality checks on all ingredients and throughout the production process up to our finished products. Our quality assurance system is certified in accordance with the internationally recognised Norm FSSC (Food Saftey System Certification 22000) and covers all relevant quality criteria and requirements concerning hygiene and product safety.


For us, responsible procurement means that our ingredients not only offer exquisite taste and unalloyed pleasure, they also satisfy stringent environmental and social criteria.

Here, quality management begins with the procurement of the perfect cocoa beans and ends with the despatch of the delicious Kägi products all over the world.

Our raw materials

The cocoa bean grows in the tropics, mainly in Africa and South America. The cocoa pods are cut from the tree with a machete and the ripe seeds laid out in the sun to dry. Then they are fermented and dried again. Only the best beans are good enough for the fine chocolate coating of the Kägi and nimble hands pack the fresh delicacies into sacks. They are then sent on their long sea voyage to Europe and then on to Lichtensteig in Switzerland.

Palm oil is purchased in compliance with the RSPO standard, the ‚Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil‘. This approach allows Kägi to purchase sustainably-produced palm oil which is 100% physically verifiable (100% RSPO segregated with a UTZ-based monitoring system, check our progress at www.rspo.org). Factors not covered by RSPO criteria are checked additionally via the TFT environmental organisation. Enterprises that cultivate sustainable palm oil plantations undertake not to clear any tropical rainforests or ecologically-significant forest areas during the production of this raw material. This serves, on the one hand, to protect endangered animal and plant species and, on the other, to help ensure that land use and property rights are respected. A further major concern is the safeguarding of fair working conditions for people in the growing areas.

At the present time, we are engaged in ensuring that the hazelnuts also satisfy social standards. To this end, we are currently switching over our procurement system with the result that from 2014, we will obtain 100% of our hazelnuts from Italy where the adherence to social standards is deemed to be met. Our eggs are sourced exclusively from chickens reared using the deep litter system (barn eggs) and all our wafer and biscuit specialities are free from GMOs

(genetically modified organisms), artificial flavouring, colouring and preservatives. In order to ensure the maximum enjoyment and exquisite taste of our Kägi products, we constantly monitor the origin and cultivation conditions of all our raw materials and strive for continual improvement in quality with regard to environmental and social conditions.