Sunday, July 15, 2012


Before I left, my friend, Eunice told me not to forget her most favorite chocolates in Switzerland, SPRUNGLI!

I found out that Lindt and Sprungli is considered one company and this is what I read from Wikipedia:
Lindt & Sprüngli AG, more commonly known as Lindt, is a luxury Swiss chocolate and confectionery company.

The origins of the company date back to 1845. David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his son, Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann owned a small confectionery shop in the old town of Zurich, to which two years later a small factory was added to produce chocolate in solid form.
With the retirement of Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann in 1892, the business was divided between his two sons. The younger, David Robert, received two confectionery stores that became known under the name Confiserie Sprüngli. The elder brother, Johann Rudolf, received the chocolate factory. To raise the necessary finance for his expansion plans, Johann Rudolf converted in 1899 his private company into "Chocolat Sprüngli AG". In that same year, he acquired the chocolate factory of Rodolphe Lindt in Bern and the company changed its name to Aktiengesellschaft Vereinigte Berner und Züricher Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli (United Bern and Zurich Lindt & Sprungli Chocolate Factory Ltd.).
In 1994, Lindt & Sprüngli acquired the Austrian chocolatier, Hofbauer, and integrated it along with its Küfferle brand into the company. In 1997 and 1998, respectively, the company acquired the Italian chocolatier, Caffarel and the American chocolatier, Ghirardelli, and integrated them into the company as wholly owned subsidiaries. Since then, Lindt & Sprüngli has expanded the once-regional Ghirardelli to the international market.
On March 17, 2009, Lindt announced the closure of 50 of its 80 retail boutiques in the United Statesbecause of weaker demand in the wake of the late-2000s recession.[1]
Lindt & Sprüngli has six factories located in Kilchberg, Switzerland; Aachen, Germany; Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France; Induno Olona, Italy; Gloggnitz, Austria; and Stratham, New Hampshire in the United States. The factory in Gloggnitz, Austria manufactures products under the Hofbauer and Küfferle brand in addition to the Lindt brand. Caffarel's factory is located in Luserna San Giovanni, Italy and Ghirardelli's factory is located in San Leandro, California in the United States.
After Lindt recorded net profits of 4.7 million in the 2011 calendar year, it was stated by the marketing team that its market share amounted to 29%, surpassing its past years.
Lindt chocolates are quite familiar to us. So here are some more photos of these. 
Well, of course, there are lots of different variations and these could be tasted in the box with the mini chocolates.
Note that the chocolate bars are written in Swiss.

I always like nuts, so these are my favorites!

Note: this is written in Swiss since this was the chocolate that the Nobles family  (Dr. Frankie F.'s gracious cousins) gave us as our souvenir from Zurich!

Try these out!
Of course, I mean the Lindt chocolates which we can find over here (you don't have to get it in Switzerland)!
By the way, I saw these in Budgetwise!!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow chocolates. I am graving for them now. They look so yummy.

    Mommy Maye