Did you know that Switzerland has been named one of the happiest countries on the planet in the World Happiness Report six years in a row? Given the alpine nation’s spectacular scenery and natural offerings, it’s not really surprising that its people are so content and boast one of the world’s highest life expectancies. Ricola has been producing delicious sweets with its unique 13-herb blend in the Swiss alps for more than 80 years, so it’s fair to say the brand is pretty clued up on what the country is doing so right.
Like Ricola, Switzerland values and prioritises people’s health and wellbeing. In fact, the country’s government makes everyone take two weeks of their annual holiday entitlement back to back so they get a proper break from work and enjoy some quality downtime. Relaxation is a key part of the Swiss lifestyle – according to old laws, it’s even illegal to hang washing or mow the lawn on Sundays!
Ricola knows how precious nature is and how important a role it plays in our sense of happiness, as demonstrated by the Swiss’ love of the great outdoors. Blessed with some of the world’s most breathtaking alpine landscapes on their doorstep, the people of Switzerland make the most of their surroundings all year round, heading to the snowy mountains in the winter and basking beside sun-soaked lakes during the summer. They’re also very friendly and polite, and make an effort to greet anyone they cross paths with. If you’d like to #BeMoreSwiss, why not try this next time you’re out and about?
Taking a moment to savour one of Ricola’s calming and refreshing sugar-free herbal sweets is the perfect way to get a taste of the Swiss lifestyle.