10 Chocolate Factories to Explore Around the World Slideshow

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Confiserie Sprüngli: Zürich, Switzerland

Have you ever stopped to think about that mind-blowing, silence-rendering, time-freezing moment that occurs when you take that first bite of chocolate? So does everyone at Zurich's Confiserie Sprungli. With chocolates in every shape and flavor and multi-colored macaroons, their true masterpieces are truffles. Open since 1859, they've been delighting palates and melting troubles with these freshly made truffles, which are meant to be eaten within 24 hours.