Whenever she comes to visit, she always asks what she can bring us from the Motherland and we always have two very special Swiss items we just can't live without:
Sprüngli - seriously the world's best chocolate, bar none.
And Aromat - the world's best spice, bar none.
perfect for dolling up your eggs, salads, fish or veggies
But as we enjoyed some salad sprinkled with this special spice and savored a piece of the Sprüngli (we have a strict only-one-a-night policy around here to make them last as loooooong as possible), I began thinking: maybe it's not the actual substance of the items that allures me; rather, could it be that the exclusivity is what drives my deep and intense affection? After all, my absolute favorite fruit (persimmons!) also has a limited quality about it, being only available in a few precious fall months.
Our fruit basket these days:
Just a thought.