Switzerland 2: Eating New Glarus pt. 2

switzerland.pngNew Glarus Bakery
534 First St
New Glarus, WI

After our hearty lunch at the New Glarus Hotel, we wandered around the town of New Glarus popping in and out of the Euro-themed gift stores (we wanted to go to the Chocolate and Cheese Haus, but it was closed). We came across the New Glarus bakery, where we though we might be able to get a bretzel, and perhaps some sweet treats. While they didn’t have bretzels, there were glass cases filled with unusual cookies at very cheap prices. We ended up sampling 4 varieties for a grand total of about a dollar:

  • Spekulatius – These were square gingerbread cookies, which are relatives of the Belgian Speculoos. These were chewy with pieces of ginger and almond throughout.
  • Sandbissen – Your basic shortbread cookie. Not bad. Not sweet enough for our tastes, though.
  • Chocolate Blueberry Spritz – A classic chocolate sugar spritz cookie with a dried blueberry in the center. Nice, dark chocolate in a cute star shape (shaped by a cookie press).
  • Pfeffernüsse – Covered in powdered sugar, and flavored with cloves, cinnamon and black pepper, these were the most unusual cookies of the bunch.

As you can see from this picture, there were plenty more varieties to try – making your own sampler won’t break the bank. We were impressed by the unusual cookie selection, and we will definitely be back.


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3 responses to “Switzerland 2: Eating New Glarus pt. 2

  1. Cliff, the smooth jazz man

    Your comments about the New Glarus Bakery brought back so many memories of meeting the owner, her brother, mother and father at a gift show in Chicago approx 5 years ago. They were wonderful people and the stollen they were selling was some of the best I’ve ever eaten. I’ve always intended to take a side trip to New Glarus, if I ever got close enough.
    Your review convinces me I’ll have to move that intention a little closer to the top of my list of things to do.

  2. We’re glad you enjoyed the post. New Glarus is definitely a fun place for a day trip. The people are all friendly and there are some tasty eats. If you go you’ll have to report back!

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