Instant Soup got its start in Switzerland

I’ve lived in countries like India with an older history – but I’ve never lived in any country with more history than Switzerland. ┬áThere is an historical artifact or monument or place on every corner.

So I was hardly surprised to see this historical plaque just a few kilometers from where I live, at the train station in Kempthal.

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Everyone takes instant soups for granted these days, but this is the factory in Winterthur where Mr. Maggi, a Swiss entrepreneur, invented them:

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Even today, and far more than in any other country in Europe, that spirit of invention and entrepreneurship pervades Switzerland – and it is a big reason I enjoy living here so much!