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Football Party Food

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The Super Bowl is this weekend and we have all of the recipes (and fun beverage pairings) you’ll need to make your party spread irresistible. Get ready to tailgate, root for your favorite team and of course, eat as much delicious food as possible. If you’re looking to incorporate chocolate into your celebrations, look no further. Lindt Chocolate will be your go-to for both sweet AND savory football treats.

Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips

The ultimate sweet-and-salty snack! No formal recipe needed here: melt your favorite Lindt Chocolate bar (we recommend Lindt CLASSIC RECIPE and Lindt EXCELLENCE), dip chips halfway into the melted chocolate, and set to dry on parchment paper. Voila! Make sure you make a lot of these; they will go fast. 

Pro Tip: Use wavy or ridged chips; they hold the most chocolate!

Image by Sara Schmutz
Image by Sara Schmutz

Popcorn Galore!

Two Peas and Their Pod scores a touchdown with this Peanut Butter Pretzel Popcorn while How Sweet It Is uses bacon to take her popcorn recipe to the next level.

Image & Recipe by Two Peas and Their Pod
Image & Recipe by How Sweet It Is

Beer and Chocolate Pairings

Our friends at Allagash Brewing Company have determined four dark chocolate bars that pair perfectly with their Curieux Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale as well as three Lindt EXCELLENCE dark chocolate bars that pair with their Saison Belgian Ale. Talk about a winning combination for beer and chocolate-loving football fans out there!

LINDT EXCELLENCE AND ALLAGASH CURIEUX

Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa

It’s hard to go wrong with this combo. Smooth dark chocolate with a bourbon barrel-aged beer. The level of carbonation in Curieux helps to create a silky mouthfeel when experiencing them both together.

Lindt EXCELLENCE Caramel with a Touch of Sea Salt

Lindt EXCELLENCE Caramel with a Touch of Sea Salt is a perfect fit for barrel aged beers. Each bite seems to bring out more notes of oak, vanilla, bourbon and fruit from the Belgian-style yeast used in this beer.

Lindt EXCELLENCE Dark Coconut

This pairs wonderfully with Curieux as it brings out all the soft coconut and vanilla notes from the bourbon barrels this beer aged in. Subtle hints of oak blend nicely with the sweetness of the coconut chocolate.

Lindt EXCELLENCE Intense Orange

Lindt EXCELLENCE Intense Orange pairs well with Curieux because the intense orange compliments many of the tropical fruit aromas found in Tripel which is the base beer for Curieux. After several tastes, the flavors of coconut and vanilla in Curieux work together with bursts of orange to create an interesting pair.

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Image by Allagash Brewing Company

LINDT EXCELLENCE AND ALLAGASH SAISON

Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili

Notes of lemon, lime zest, tropical fruits, and a peppery spice are present in the aroma and flavor of this dry Saison. The spicy kick of this dark chocolate with red chili creates the perfect contrast to this classic Belgian farmhouse style.

Lindt EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt 

The touch of sea salt in this dark chocolate worked to accentuate the tropical fruit aromas and herbal notes that can be found in a traditional Saison style beer.

Lindt EXCELLENCE Lemon

The fruity esters produced during Saison’s fermentation process blend with the tart, tangy taste of the lemon in this dark chocolate. The grassiness of Saison’s hop profile was intensified by the acidity of the lemon and sweetness of the chocolate. Yum.  (Note from the Brewers at Allagash: “This was probably our favorite.”)

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Chocolate BBQ Sauce

We’ve got sweet and salty snacks covered with chocolate-covered potato chips, but you’ll need sweet heat for your football party too! This barbecue sauce, made with Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili, will give this homemade condiment depth and richness that can only be provided by dark chocolate. Slather on whatever you’re grilling before the big game.

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WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TAILGATING RECIPES?

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  • Marti Neaves

    I love to spend Valentine’s Day with my family and us watch movies ..we love your chocolate!

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