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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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Image by Armelle Blog

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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  • Tamara Regan

    My favorite pairing is the “LINDT EXCELLENCE CHILI PAIRED WITH J. LOHR ESTATES FALCON’S PERCH PINOT NOIR”.

  • Julie Ikeda

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

  • GT

    Dark chocolate pot de creme

  • Smita

    I’ll pair Intense Orange Lindt with a hot cup of coffee

  • Lorie

    LINDT EXCELLENCE CHILI paired with J. Lohr Estates Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir sounds amazing!!
    I absolutely have to try this soon!

  • Coop

    Lindt Excellence Intense Orange paired with J. Lohr Estates Bay Mist White Riesling sounds wonderful.

  • Jamie

    I think Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa paired with J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon sounds delicious.

  • Amy

    I think the Salted Chocolate cookies look wonderful.

  • Annette H

    The Chocolate Chili Cookies sounds great!

  • Cynthia

    Intense Orange with Riesling Wine – YUM!!

  • debtmomof3

    LINDT EXCELLENCE PINEAPPLE PAIRED WITH J. LOHR ESTATES RIVERSTONE CHARDONNAY sounds like a MUST try for me! My fave wine, fave fruit & fave chocolate!!!!!

  • Lindt EXCELLENCE also pairs with beer – hmmm, sounds interesting!

  • LHinchey

    Honestly, my favorite it simply Lindt Dark A touch of Sea Salt and Perrier!

  • Jennifer Lichtenberg

    My favorite recipe is dark chocolate chili cookies. What a combination!

  • Skye L

    So in love with the pot de creme!

  • Sarah Pak

    those sea salt cookies look so delicious! I personally love the sea salt chocolate with a warm latte~

  • chessmonkey

    Chili chocolate and a good Australian Malbec.

  • Francine Anchondo

    I would like to try the TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • Kathleen Eubanks

    The pairing I am interested in is Lindt Excellence A Touch of Sea Salt paired with J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot.

  • EMF

    I love the dark chocolate with an espresso….mmmm!

  • Gia Petersen

    Love love a good Malbec with a chili chocolate!!! And the chili cookies and the the sea salt dark chocolate…basically I love love all the chocolates!!!

  • Christian Supiot Pérez

    Love chocolate with good wine, sure. But try it with champagne!

  • Michael Rander

    intense orange with fresh orange segments

  • Kay Hettich

    Lindt 70% Cocoa, Smooth Dark is luscious all by itself! Or with cup of hot herb tea in winter, Lindt 70% Cocoa makes a perfect tea-time treat.

  • msdrpepper

    Any Lindt chocolate KS great paired with coffee!! Or a small handful of favorite nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans and macadamia nuts are my go-to favorites.)… the point is, there is no such thing as “bad Lindt”…!!

  • lifeopablo

    I like Lindt more than I like my wife…she’s just so darn vanilla!

  • Paula

    It took me years to enjoy eating dark chocolate and even longer to even consider eating LINDT’s 90% Cocoa. Now I eat every day with my cup of coffee.

  • speak_the_truth1

    My favorite pairing, since I’m brand new to your chocolate, is 70% Cocoa and my mouth. It’s the first time I’ve ever liked dark chocolate. Apparently, I’ve never had good chocolate before. :) I haven’t had any chocolate for years really because I don’t consume dairy products. That’s very important to me.

  • Rory Warren

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

  • Karen Kerr

    LINDT EXCELLENCE INTENSE ORANGE PAIRED WITH J. LOHR ESTATES BAY MIST WHITE RIESLING sounds like a delicious pairing.

  • Hitixa Raj parmar

    For me vindt roasted almonds dark chocolate is perfect meal for me… I ❤ lindt dark.. n i wish to win this prizes

  • CP

    I love Lindt chocolate with everything! Even broken on top of my cereal in the morning. :)

  • Claire

    I love it on it’s own. I eat the Lindt 85% dark chocolate bars almost every day!

  • Elizabeth

    Super easy holiday appetizer recipe. One package cream cheese, raspberry preserves- one dark chocolate Lindt bar cut into chocolate shavings. Put cream cheese on plate, top with raspberry preserves and cover with chocolate shavings. Serve with crackers, sweet or savory.

  • Pawla

    My boyfriend’s best friend went to Europe, bought my boyfriend an Orange Intense bar, and carried it all over Europe in his suitcase, to bring it back to him in great condition. My boyfriend went on vacation and it called to me from the kitchen….over and over …so I ate it. Thank goodness for Walgreen’s. I replaced it and now I have two. One for him, and one for me. I may be going back again to replace those if he doesn’t get home soon…

  • April

    Love the 85%

  • Emily Gartland

    I love the Chocolate Orange bar. So delish!!!

  • Xaviar

    These extra dark chocolate bars are a good source of Fe… I actually read a few years back that pure cocoa is a superfood.

  • Shelia Hall

    love the triple chocolate cake recipe

  • Barbara Ayen

    Received one of the beautiful wreaths this year. Now just can’t wait to eat the candys.

  • Slita Thamwiwat

    Love the 70% as a dessert after dinner

  • Shauna

    My favorite is Lindt Dark 85% after lunch or dinner.It also pair well with red wine.

  • Francisco Trevino

    Love the 70%

  • Olga

    Love Lindt Intense Orange with Pinot Grigio!

  • brandon

    an entire bar of intense orange while enjoying a cup of peach tea

  • Laura Bergmann

    Truffles are to die for and can’t beat the chocolate bar variety!

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