Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Confiserie Sprüngli Top Ten Pralines

Confiserie Spruengli is one of the grand traditions of Zurich. Read more about Sprüngli and Lindt and Sprüngli here.

We went to the shop on the Paradeplatz and enjoyed a coffee and one of their special recipe hot chocolate drinks. The coffee was served in solid silver pot, with its own little paper hot pad, and the hot chocolate was simply out of this world, not too sweet with a dose of very sweet caramel sauce. Make sure you don't suck all the caramel down first.
We escaped the shop more or less financially intact, giving into only an Engadiner Torte and a Top Ten box selected from the most popular of Sprüngli's pralines.
The first praline we ate (second from the right) was a white chocolate nougat - creamy white chocolate with bits of fresh nuts. Yum! Unable to resist (it was New Year, so worth the indulgence), we also melted into the layered nougat, third from the left.
Honestly spoken, though, the Engadiner torte was not my favorite. The crust was simply a shortbread, and I prefer the Engadiner from, of all places, a Konditormeister selling in eBay.
If the link expires, look for cafe_tiefburg as a seller. It's a Heidelburg bakery, in case you're in the area. http://www.cafe-tiefburg.de/

Reviewed: Sprüngli Chocolates from Zurich
Personality: Swiss to the core
How to enjoy: Perfect for New Year's Eve, accompanied by a delicious Belevedere Cremant de Bourgogne sparkling wine. This wine had the most amazing bubbles!

1: Better than sex
2: Little bites of heaven
3: Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy

Where to buy:
Online from Switzerland: http://www.spruengli.ch (you can buy the Top Ten box in the online store)


Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAhah, 'Better than sex', nothing's better than sex :D.
Althought this comes very close to it :D : http://www.bouchard.be/en/node/10

ISOcampus.com ISO 22000 said...

Number 1 makes me wanna say "WHAT?!" Although there are some claims that chocolates are aphrodisiac. You know what it means?