Perfect Pair: Lindt Excellence Dark Roasted Hazelnut 

Lindt Excellence, with its velvety texture and signature snap is, we think, undoubtedly one of the best chocolate bars that money can buy. And with an amazing new addition to the range – Dark Roasted Hazelnut – along with a promise to source only the finest beans, Lindt Excellence is working to make the world a whole lot sweeter. 

Lindt roasted hazelnut chocolate and gin and tonic

From its founding in 1846, Lindt chocolate has been known for two things above all else: quality and innovation. So it’s hardly surprising that the chocolatiers still working under this household name – the legacy of Rodolphe Lindt, whose revolutionary techniques unlocked the smooth, creamy chocolate texture we know and love today – are always finding new ways to ensure excellence. 

Testament to this is the chocolate bar in February's Gin of the Month box. As dark chocolate – renowned for its sophisticated flavour– becomes increasingly popular, Lindt’s Master Chocolatiers have continued to bring out amazing flavours. The latest is Lindt Excellence Dark Roasted Hazelnut. 

Launched in 1989 as a range of super-high-quality dark chocolate bars, Lindt Excellence is produced to the highest standards - and their newest bar doesn’t disappoint.

New Lindt Excellence Roasted Hazelnut uses crunchy roasted hazelnuts from Piedmont, an Italian region whose hazelnuts are considered top quality in terms of taste and regularity of shape. When enveloped in velvety Lindt Excellence dark chocolate, it’s a refined taste experience to savour. 

At the heart of Lindt Excellence’s quality promise – and the secret to the unrivalled taste of the dark chocolate bar in this month's box – are the finest cocoa and unparalleled expertise. Lindt Excellence chocolatiers have honed their palates over years, and select only the finest beans from around the world: Ghana, Latin America, Madagascar and the Caribbean Islands. 

As Lindt master chocolatier Stefan Bruderer explains, “Lindt Excellence chocolate is set apart by the expert craftsmanship of the Lindt Master Chocolatiers, who have developed and refined their unique recipes, driven by their highest standard for chocolate quality and their passion for creative excellence, using only the finest raw materials and highest quality ingredients.”

But the work doesn’t end after selection. Lindt’s Master Chocolatiers work closely with their local partners, actively investing in cocoa farmers, their plants and even their communities. For example, Lindt helps individual farmers get access to new plants and invests in local infrastructure, like access to clean drinking water and mosquito nets. They also support local farmer schools. 

Superb chocolate with a responsible company behind it? A Lindt Excellence chocolate bar is something to savour – and the best is yet to come. 

“Dark chocolate is becoming more and more popular,” Stefan says, “and there’s also a growing demand for quality chocolate and exciting new flavours.” 

So keep an eye out Lindt Excellence – who knows what perfect pairing they’ll come out with next?