It all began with the opening of David Sprüngli’s small confectionery in Zurich, Switzerland. The business grew quickly thanks to Sprüngli’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion. Soon Sprüngli was a name of renown in the chocolate industry.
During the second half of the nineteenth century, David Sprüngli expanded his business and made a name for himself. His two sons, Rudolf and Johann Rudolf, would eventually take over the company, splitting its assets. As these internal changes were happening at Sprüngli, Rodolphe Lindt, the son of a pharmacist, was just getting started in a small confectionery in Berne…
The new century started strong for Lindt & Sprüngli, though it was not without its challenges. Despite the First World War, the Swiss chocolate industry flourished, with Lindt & Sprüngli playing a significant role in its success. By 1915, the majority of our output was exported abroad. During the Second World War, Lindt & Sprüngli weathered the storm yet again without sacrificing standards. Due to this dedication to quality, at the end of the war – coincidentally our 100-year anniversary – sales rose rapidly again.
Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to creating fresh new flavours that inspire our consumers while maintaining the highest quality in each of these products. The turn of the century saw a wealth of new delicious chocolate creations and exciting initiatives that bring the world of Lindt closer to you.