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The World’s Most Exceptionally Crafted Premium Chocolate

Lindt EXCELLENCE gourmet chocolate is prepared especially for you by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers who, from selecting the highest quality cocoa beans to creating the finest textures and tastes chocolate can offer, demand nothing less than perfection. Experience the ultimate union of force and finesse though Lindt EXCELLENCE’s intense and elegant flavors, fine textures and lingering tastes.

Finest Cocoa

The foundation for the incomparable Lindt taste comes from the careful selection, in-house processing and blending of high-quality beans from the world's most renowned origins.

Exceptional Ingredients

The Lindt Master Chocolatiers rigorously select and process only the most premium ingredients from world-renowned growing regions.

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The finest dark chocolate combined with exceptional ingredients creates layers of rich flavors, awakening all of your senses. Each ingredient is carefully chosen to enhance the dark chocolate experience.

Expert Craftsmanship

A unique process perfected over decades, the Lindt Master Chocolatiers roast the beans for optimum flavor and grind them extremely fine (essential for the remarkable melting taste of Lindt) creating the ultimate Lindt chocolate delights.

Pairings

EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt & Aged Gouda
Aged Gouda is complex. It’s sharp yet sweet, delivering an intense almost salted caramel taste profile. EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt dark chocolate has the right amount of cocoa to compliment the cheese while the fleur de sel (hand-harvested French sea salt) adds texture and enhances the flavor experience.
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EXCELLENCE 90% + Ardbag 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
The earthy, toasted nut, and liquorice profile of EXCELLENCE 90% melds beautifully with the peat smoke, black pepper, and espresso notes of the scotch. They are a perfect match in flavor intensity, balance, and length of finish.
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EXCELLENCE 85% + Ethiopean Sidamo Flat White Coffee
Ethiopean Sidamo beans are best enjoyed as a strong flat white when paired with the robust EXCELLENCE 85%. The bar’s aromas of dried fruit and tobacco are complemented by the subtle tanginess and chocolate undertones of the coffee.
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EXCELLENCE 70% & Cabernet Sauvignon
The Cabernet Sauvignon from Josh Cellars offers a palate of bright red cherries, blackberry, vanilla, and subtle toasted oak. Paired with rich EXCELLENCE 70%, a full-bodied dark chocolate featuring notes of red currants, leather, and roasted nuts, they are a match in both depth and body. They share a long finish and a creaminess that coats the palate.
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EXCELLENCE Intense Orange & Riesling
Enticing notes of lychee, pear and orange are present in bright Riesling white 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.
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Featured Recipe

Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake

Baker by Nature

This Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake is moist, rich, and so decadent! Perfect for so many occasions! It has over 2 cups of rich, creamy, flavorful chocolate swirled in it. And the best part? You can choose any variety of Lindt dark chocolate you like.

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Featured Recipe

Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Doughnuts

Baker by Nature

The EXCELLENCE Roasted Hazelnut Bar makes the filling for these Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Doughnuts smooth, rich, and just a little bit crunchy.

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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."

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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.

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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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