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Lindt Excellence: the world’s most exceptionally crafted premium chocolate
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The World’s Most Exceptionally Crafted Premium Chocolate

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. Lindt EXCELLENCE continues to innovate, bringing new flavor combinations and product formats to the unparalleled brand.

Superior Ingredients

Selecting, processing and blending premium cocoa beans are part of the essential first step in fine chocolate creation. This is an art and science the Lindt Master Chocolatiers have proudly perfected over many decades.

Rigorous Process

In 1879, Rodolphe Lindt invented the revolutionary technique of conching, which is a long process of intense stirring that lasts many hours. Mastery of this process contributes to the refined sophistication of EXCELLENCE.

Elegant Design

When you savor the taste of EXCELLENCE, the thin, refined profile melts evenly to reveal complex layers of flavor, engaging all of your senses.

Master Chocolatiers

With years of experience and extensive training, the Lindt Master Chocolatiers are intensely passionate about creating only the most exceptional gourmet chocolate.

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Lindt EXCELLENCE Intense Orange, CHOCOLATE + ORANGE BREAD PUDDING

Featured Recipe

CHOCOLATE + ORANGE BREAD PUDDING

by Local Milk

The chocolate, memories of Christmas, and my favorite amongst southern iconic desserts came together in my mind. And that’s how the easiest, most delicious bread pudding I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating came into being.

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Featured Recipe

Salted Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

by Chocolate & Carrots

The Salted Chocolate Pumpkin Cups are smooth and creamy, thanks to the Lindt EXCELLENCE bars. The chocolate has a beautiful profile that melts evenly to reveal complex layers of flavor, engaging all of your senses.

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Experience Excellence

The Art of Chocolate Tasting

You don't need to be a professional chocolatier to appreciate the subtleties of expertly crafted premium chocolate. Much like a fine wine, chocolate is best experienced with all five senses. Learn the art of tasting chocolate through a process the Master Chocolatiers at Lindt call the "5 Senses of Chocolate Tasting.

  1. 1 Sight
  2. 2 Touch
  3. 3 Sound
  4. 4 Smell
  5. 5 Taste

sight

Examine the chocolate's appearance

Notice the silk matte sheen - a sign of proper tempering. Color can vary, from deep, dark brown to auburn - a result of the type of cacao beans used in the recipe.

touch

Feel the Surface

Feel the smooth, silky surface. Premium chocolate is never rough or grainy. A rough surface can indicate poor conching or improper storage.

sound

Listen Closely

Hold the chocolate close to your ear and break a piece. Listen closely. Premium chocolate breaks with a distinct, audible snap and clean edge.

smell

Breathe in

Breathe in the rich fragrances and intense aromas. You may detect scents of vanilla, red fruit, honey or earth - to name just a few. Like wine grapes, some of the cacao beans flavor will reflect the region in which it was grown, indicating qualities of the soil.

taste

discern the unique flavors

Allow the piece of chocolate to melt slowly on your tongue. The thin refined profile of Lindt EXCELLENCE will melt smoothly and evenly. As the chocolate melts, try to discern the many unique flavors other than cocoa. The flavors will evolve as the chocolate lingers in your mouth.

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