Many connoisseurs consider Teuscher’s Champagne truffles to be the best in the world. In the late 19th century, Teuscher created the oft-imitated treat as a lighter summertime alternative to stronger liqueur chocolates The first of its kind, they are made with Dom Perignon champagne, butter cream, and surrounded by dark cream ganache made from 66% dark base chocolate. Each is then enrobed in milk chocolate, dusted with confectioner's sugar or dark chocolate and bracingly dry unsweetened cocoa powder.
Today, over 100 different chocolate creations are made in Zurich from original recipes and exported worldwide.
But it is not just their chocolates that Confiserie Teuscher is famous for.
Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich’s main downtown street and one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. The avenue stretches for around a kilometre, dotted with Tiffany diamonds, Bulgari jewels and the latest designs from Armani, Prada and Dior. In 2011, a study named the Bahnhofstrasse the most expensive street for retail property in Europe, and the third most expensive worldwide. It is here that the Confiserie Teuscher’s flagship store has made its home.
In such auspicious company, Teuscher is the somewhat unlikely jewel of the crown, but it is here that they have made a name for their elaborate shop windows and interiors. Their exotic, colourful arrangements of chocolates and flowers on display in their storefront window draw onlookers from around the world. Inside the store, a rainbow of decorations, cookies, jams, ice cream and of course chocolate!
Next time you’re in Europe, make sure the Confiserie Teuscher in Bahnhofstrasse is on the top of your list.