Luxemburgerli from Zurich are light and airy and unbelievably scrumptious. The story of how this mini-macaroon came into being is enshrouded in legend. According to the confectionery company, Sprüngli, Richard Sprüngli discovered this sweet treat in Luxembourg. As a young confectioner – and manager in the fifth generation of the Confiserie Sprüngli at Paradeplatz – he traveled the world to gain experience, and probably came across this delicacy during this time.

On his return to Zurich, Richard Sprüngli and his team set about producing this mouthwatering confection themselves. Over the years, the recipe was refined so that it was smaller, lighter and even more airy than its rival products abroad. With its convenient bite-sized shape and delicious cream filling, the Luxemburgerli – as this mini-macaroon became known – soon conquered the hearts of the people of Zurich – and also those of the tourists visiting the city. Nowadays, it is hard to imagine Zurich without Luxemburgerli. And the basic recipe is still as strictly guarded as a state secret.

Luxemburgerli Facts:

  • Luxemburgerli should be eaten as fresh as possible and at room temperature
  • There are a total of eight different flavors, as well as a creation of the month
  • One Luxemburgerli weighs 8 g (0.3 oz)
  • No artificial coloring or additives are used

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