The girls and I found Confiserie Sprüngli in its prime location on the famous shopping street (not without a bit of confusion, since there are other Sprüngli outlets on Bahnhofstrasse) and browsed around inside, drooling over their goods.
No really - I mean seriously - how do you choose?
My daughter selected a handful of Sprüngli's exclusive confection called the Luxemburgerli - essentially two small macaroons with a center cream filling. Their many flavors include vanilla, raspberry, chocolate, lemon, caramel, mocha, champagne, cinnamon, and more:
|Sprüngli's famous little Luxemburgerli.|
I went for the extraordinarily sensational Crèmeschnitte, kind of a mille-feuille (a.k.a. Napoleon) layered pastry, which the girls caught me diving into right there in the shop:
Everyone in our group bought and sampled at least something - it's a must-do in Zurich. If we weren't such a large group we might have sat for some tea or coffee upstairs in Café Sprüngli, where it was very crowded but still offered a sophisticated ambiance:
David Sprüngli and Rodolphe Lindt were pioneers of chocolate production in Switzerland and their secret recipes have never been revealed. Visit next time you're in Zurich!