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Lindt EXCELLENCE Recipes & Pairings

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Lindt EXCELLENCE sets the standard by which other chocolate is measured across the world. When you savor EXCELLENCE, the exquisite taste and sumptuous flavors reflect the premium ingredients, rigorous process, and the passion and experience of the Lindt Master Chocolatiers. The thin, refined profile melts evenly to reveal complex layers of flavor, engaging all of your senses. Ranging in flavors from classic 70% cocoa to new innovations like the Exotic Fruits Collection, EXCELLENCE will appeal to a variety of palettes and tastes. See how EXCELLENCE can make an indulgent difference in your daily life through unmatched taste, impeccable pairings, and irresistible recipes from Lindt.

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RECIPES

Take your desserts to the next level and incorporate Lindt EXCELLENCE Dark Chocolate into your baking creations!

SEA SALT PANNA COTTA

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An unexpected twist on another French classic, this Local Milk’s Juniper and Sea Salt Panna Cotta will tantalize your taste buds using the Lindt EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt bar.

BLACKBERRY CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

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Perfect for the summertime, you’ll love this Blackberry Chocolate Ice Cream made with Lindt EXCELLENCE Blackberry with Acai from Beth of Local Milk. A creamy chocolate ganache and fresh blackberries send this ice cream over the top and is sure to be your new favorite.

CHOCOLATE CHILI COOKIES

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To indulge your sweet and spicy side, try Two Peas and Their Pod’s Chocolate Chili Cookies made with Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili. Can you handle the heat?

CHOCOLATE & ORANGE BREAD PUDDING

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For the most decadent of desserts (that also doubles as a gourmet breakfast item), Local Milk whips up a sinfully delicious, and surprisingly easy, Chocolate & Orange Bread Pudding featuring the Lindt EXCELLENCE Orange Intense bar.

SALTED CHOCOLATE COOKIES

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What do you get when you cross a brownie with a cookie and add a touch of sea salt? Salted Dark Chocolate “Brookies” from Butter Baking! These morsels of dark chocolate deliciousness are unique and irresistible. Who could say no to this sweet and salty treat?

DARK CHOCOLATE POT DE CREME

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If you’re looking for a dessert that is guaranteed to impress but surprisingly easy, Caroline from Armelle Blog brings you a traditional French dish, Pot de Creme. Silky and luxurious, this recipe is perfect for a dinner party or date night. Bonus points if you have heart-shaped ramekins to serve it in!

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE

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You don’t need to use the holidays as an excuse to make this gorgeous creation. Featuring Lindt EXCELLENCE 70%, this dark chocolate cake from Erin of Well Plated is as decadent as it is beautiful.

PAIRINGS

Dark chocolate pairs well with a variety of wines and even beer! Which of these Lindt EXCELLENCE pairings is your favorite?

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LINDT EXCELLENCE 70% COCOA PAIRED WITH J. LOHR ESTATES SEVEN OAKS CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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Ripe aromas of blueberry and black plum meld with a bouquet of chocolate and hazelnut in this superb wine. Pair it with the balanced and rich EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa, which features notes of tobacco, leather and roasted nuts. They are a match in both depth and body and finish with a creaminess that coats the palate.

LINDT EXCELLENCE A TOUCH OF SEA SALT PAIRED WITH J. LOHR ESTATES LOS OSOS MERLOT

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Red fruit aromas of plum and pomegranate accompanied by a touch of baking spice complement the sharpness of the Fleur de Sel and sweet cacao characteristics of EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt. Reminiscent of fresh cream and butter, with a pleasant tang on the finish.

LINDT EXCELLENCE CHILI PAIRED WITH J. LOHR ESTATES FALCON’S PERCH PINOT NOIR

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A pinch of chili powder really sets off this Pinot Noir with its aromas of cherry preserves, dried herbs and vanilla. Experience it with EXCELLENCE Chili, a fine, aromatic, sweet dark chocolate perfumed with premium red chili. Enjoyed together, they create spicy warmth that bursts onto the palate.

LINDT EXCELLENCE INTENSE ORANGE PAIRED WITH J. LOHR ESTATES BAY MIST WHITE RIESLING

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Enticing notes of lychee, pear and orange are present in this bright and luscious wine. It is the ideal match for the sweet citrus profile and equally complex EXCELLENCE Intense Orange. Full fruit flavors and a balanced seam of refreshing acidity work in harmony to create perfection!

LINDT EXCELLENCE PINEAPPLE PAIRED WITH J. LOHR ESTATES RIVERSTONE CHARDONNAY

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This rich, well-balanced Chardonnay has generous aromas of ripe pear, pineapple and toasted hazelnut from barrel fermentation. Indulge yourself by pairing with EXCELLENCE Pineapple, an exciting new flavor of sweet, fine dark chocolate infused with pineapple and a delightful finish of roasted hazelnuts, caramel and cream. It’s the perfect pairing for lovers of both Chardonnay and dark chocolate.

LINDT EXCELLENCE WITH ALLAGASH SAISON BELGIAN ALE

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You heard right. Lindt EXCELLENCE also pairs with beer! Tropical fruit aromas and herbal notes that can be found in this traditional Saison-style ale are amplified by the complex flavors of EXCELLENCE Chili, A Touch of Sea Salt, and Lemon.

LINDT EXCELLENCE WITH ALLAGASH CURIEUX

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If you prefer a different variety of beer, Allagash Curieux is a bourbon barrel aged ale with notes of coconut and vanilla with a hint of bourbon that bring the flavors of Lindt EXCELLENCE Caramel with a Touch of Sea Salt, Coconut, Intense Orange and 70% Cocoa to the forefront.

For more information about these pairings, click here and here!

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