Chocolate lovers and consumers in general are always seeking out new flavors and products. Having been in the chocolate making business since 1845, premium chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli is well aware of the demands of the chocolate loving public and they continually answer those demands with innovative new flavors and products.
Recently I caught up with Lindt Master Chocolatier, Ann Czaja, to discuss Lindt's new flavors and products and to find out just how all these delectable ideas come to life. Starting out as a medical researcher, Ann's path to life as a chocolatier was an accidental journey albeit a delicious one! Ann has been a Lindt Master Chocolatier for over 13 years now and she says "Life's too short for ordinary chocolate!" I agree.
"At Lindt we study market trends, identify which flavors and textures will work best for our products and begin testing recipes," says Ann. "Once developed, samples are presented to a consumer panel for feedback." Wonder how you get on that panel? The process of developing a new flavor can take up to two years, but it is well worth the wait.
Allow me to introduce you to the latest additions to the Lindt family:
- LINDOR Coconut Truffle - Created by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers, the carefully guarded recipe for LINDOR truffles combines a delicate chocolate shell with a smooth melting filing. LINDOR truffles are available in 18 decadent flavors including the most recent addition, the new Coconut truffle. This truffle has a milk chocolate shell with a white chocolate center, featuring a hint of coconut. It is so deliciously addictive it really should come with a warning label!
- Lindt CLASSIC RECIPE Caramel with Sea Salt Bar - The Lindt CLASSIC RECIPE line is exceptionally rich and creamy. The new Caramel with Sea Salt bar features the traditionally delicious smooth milk chocolate combined with crunchy caramel pieces and sea salt crystals. As far as I'm concerned any combination of chocolate, caramel and sea salt is a winner and the talented Master Chocolatiers at Lindt have created a champion.
- Lindt Brownie Mixes - Experience Lindt Chocolate at home with the newly introduced Lindt Brownie Mixes. Available in Classic Chocolate and White Coconut the mixes come with two Lindt EXCELLENCE chocolate bars in each box. In just minutes you can enjoy mouthwatering brownies from your own kitchen.
- Lindt Chocolate Specialties Collection - This line of hand-crafted chocolates includes Lindt Chocolate Bark in four ingenious varieties: White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio, Milk Chocolate Blueberry, Dark Chocolate Almond, and White Chocolate Peppermint. The line also brings us Lindt Chocolate-Covered Fruit & Nuts which includes Milk Chocolate Covered Raisin, Milk Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts, and Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds.
All of the new products are available at retail locations nationwide and on Lindt.com and all are exquisite!
Next up for Lindt: With Spring almost here and the Easter season on the way, those iconic Lindt GOLD Bunnies will be making a comeback. They won't just be bringing you something delicious for your Easter baskets, the Lindt GOLD Bunnies always give back to the community. Lindt USA and Autism Speaks are partnering for the sixth Easter season. Learn more about how you can get involved here.