surgery in Germany -- an important if off-topic note...

From: cathy:- (
Mon Feb 17 21:44:51 2003

If anyone in Germany travels to Zurich on the train (a pleasant trip from Frankfurt), then an absolute must-do is to visit a Sprungli chocolate shop in Zurich. There are 2 of them in the train station -- one upstairs and one down, and a couple down the Bonhofstrasse, too. (It is a chain.) The absolute best chocolate in the entire world is the dark chocolate truffles du jour. They make these chocolates every day, and most of the time the shop is out of them by about 2 or 3 in the afternoon. They only sell them the one day that they make them, and on occasion one of the shops will find that they don't sell all of the ones they had for the day. If they still have a bunch left by about 4 o'clock in the afternoon they will sometimes put them out for samples -- and there is only one thing better than the best chocolate in the world, and that is the best chocolate in the world FOR FREE!!! So it is worthwhile if you are touristing in Zurich to duck into every Sprungli that you come upon just to see if they are giving away anything yummy!

My hubby lived in Switzerland for 2 years before we got married, and the truffles were like $20/pound back then, and are probably more today. But you can just buy one or two per person and they work out to a couple of dollars apiece. Then go sit down somewhere, and take small bites and just let it sit in your mouth. The chocolate goes straight to the pleasure centers of the brain, so it's best to be sitting down...

cathy :-)

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