Straumann Hüppen – the Wafer Roll From Zurich

The long wafer rolls filled with chocolate cream enjoy an age-old tradition in Zurich.

Hüppen are delectable wafer rolls that nowadays are often filled with chocolate cream. The name is said to derive from the Greek word, “hopyes”, meaning “a host-like wafer”.

Back in the 14th century, Hüppen were considered poor man’s fare, as all that was needed to make them was water, flour and honey. However, through the import of sugar they developed into a popular pastry. And with motifs or family coat-of-arms imprinted on them, they soon graced the tables at every wedding feast.

The modern-day Straumann Hüppen are sweeter still – for they are filled with mouthwatering chocolate cream.

The highly popular Hüppen are now being produced by the family firm in the second generation. In 1971, Ueli Straumann was still making these delicacies in the heart of Zurich’s Langstrasse quarter. Since 1980, the company has been domiciled in Wädenswil on Lake Zurich. Here, visitors can purchase Hüppen directly in the factory store or, on public holidays, from an automatic dispensing machine.

Straumann Hüppen are on sale in many bakeries, patisseries and confectionery stores in Zurich, as well as at the following outlets: 

At the Food Market


The Zurich originals enjoy a firm place in the product range at this tradition-steeped department store.
In the Delicatessen Department


The delicious Straumann wafer rolls can also be found in the delicatessen section at Globus.
In the Colonial Store


Hüppen are available in a prime location in the Niederdorf quarter – at the historical Schwarzenbach colonial store.
At the Market Store

Berg und Tal

The delicious Hüppen can also be found in the Zürich-West district: in the Berg und Tal market store in the Viadukt.
In the Specialty Store

Urban Food Store

Those who approach the Old Town from Central will find the tempting Hüppen in the Urban Food Store.

Multifaceted Zurich

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