My Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
Sprüngli Bircher Muesli, A Winner On The SWISS Saveurs Menu
On a recent flight from London to Zurich I tried the new SWISS Saveurs buy-on-board menu and ordered bircher muesli by Confiserie Sprüngli, a a Swiss luxury confectionery manufacturer founded in 1836.
I’ve loved bircher muesli, also known as overnight oats, since I first tried it on a trip to Germany and Switzerland 15 years ago. It’s a lovely alternative to cold cereal, porridge, and plain yogurt that contains oats, fruit, and nuts soaked in cream or yogurt and lemon juice.
I was enroute to Zurich and had just stepped off a United flight from San Francisco to London where the following breakfast was served before landing in business class:
But not a single thing on that platter came anything close to what I would experience in SWISS economy class:
This was 7.50CHF (about 8USD) well-spent. I loved that it came with a “real” spoon, not a plastic or wooden one. But most of all I loved the taste of the fresh raspberries, apples, and red currants mixed in with oats and yogurt. The quality was outstanding and the taste so good I contemplated ordering a second portion.
SWISS has moved to a buy-on-board model on short- and mid-haul flights. While that is lamentable in that I miss the delicious sandwiches that used to be served on the same route and routes of similar length, I love the high-quality food now available for purchase onboard.
If you find yourself on SWISS flight to or from Zurich, the bircher muesli is highly recommended.
Have you tried the bircher muesli on SWISS or anything else on the new SWISS Saveurs menu?