Usually I don’t buy myself chocolate. It has always been this way. I think part of the reason is that I try to eat as healthy as possible, and I feel guilty when I buy junk. That’s why when you come to my place, there aren’t soda, candies, chips, cookies, or anything of the like. And if there are, they are mostly likely a gift from someone.

Bahnhofstrasse 21, Zurich, Switzerland

However, there are exceptions. Sprüngli is one of them. Zurich is very well known for its Sprüngli chocolates. In fact, you can only find Sprüngli stores in Switzerland (Germany has its Lindt brand, and Lindt and Sprüngli are actually co-companies). Zurich has its Sprüngli flagship store in Zurich, which is where I went this past weekend. The store also has a cafe upstairs (where I had housemade hot chocolate), and you can have cake and tea while overlooking the city center. It’s beautiful at Sprüngli. And, naturally, I bought myself some chocolates.

Dark chocolate truffles, dusted with cocoa powder.

Because I’m not a fan of milk chocolate, or chocolate with fruit or rum, I asked one of saleslady for a recommendation for simple dark chocolate. There were two options, one in a black box (pictured above) and one in a white box. I can’t remember what the white box had, but this black box of truffles are very, very good. The truffles are very light and soft. Amazing. Exactly what I was looking for.

And as I’m writing this, they are slowly disappearing from the box. 🙂