It all began with the opening of David Sprüngli’s small confectionery in Zurich. The business grew quickly thanks to Sprüngli’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for chocolate. Sprüngli soon became a renown among chocolate manufacturers.
The new century started off 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 part in its success. By 1915, the majority of the output was exported abroad. Even during the Second World War, Lindt & Sprüngli did not sacrifice its dedication to quality. At the end of the war – coincidentally our 100-year anniversary – sales rose rapidly again.
The company continued to grow in all key markets with own subsidiaries or distributor businesses. Today, Lindt & Sprüngli is the number 1 in the global premium chocolate market and well-known for its chocolate classics.
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.