Lindt Enhances EXCELLENCE Collection With Innovative, New Chocolate Creations Portfolio Expands with Caramel with A Touch of Sea Salt and Coconut Bars

STRATHAM, N.H., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli announces the addition of EXCELLENCE Caramel with A Touch of Sea Salt and EXCELLENCE Coconut to its portfolio of EXCELLENCE bars.  By complementing delicious dark chocolate with two distinct combinations – crisp coconut and gourmet Fleur de Sel sea salt paired with caramel – the bars infuse flavor into the EXCELLENCE collection and offer chocolate lovers a chocolate experience beyond compare.     

Lindt, the world's leading producer of premium chocolate, has a passion for crafting chocolate creations with innovative recipes – and the newest bars joining the EXCELLENCE collection this summer are no exception.  EXCELLENCE Caramel with A Touch of Sea Salt and EXCELLENCE Coconut marry smooth dark chocolate with fresh ingredients and texture pairings into thin, refined bars with a unique taste profile.

EXCELLENCE Caramel with A Touch of Sea Salt
A silky smooth 47% cocoa dark chocolate, enhanced with the slight crunch of caramel pieces and the delicate flavor of hand harvested Fleur de Sel sea salt crystals.

EXCELLENCE Coconut
A perfectly balanced taste of smooth 47% cocoa dark chocolate, enhanced with crisp flakes of coconut.

"The two new EXCELLENCE bars embody the passion Lindt has for creating exceptional chocolate with high-quality ingredients," said Lindt Master Chocolatier, Ann Czaja.  "Whether indulging in dark chocolate fused with exotic coconut or the perfect blend of Fleur de Sel sea salt crystals and savory caramel, the combinations create the ultimate chocolate pleasure."

The EXCELLENCE Collection
The Lindt EXCELLENCE collection is the world's most exceptionally crafted premium chocolate, boasting a wide range of cocoa percentage bars and innovative flavor combinations.  Made with the finest cocoa beans and highest-quality ingredients, Lindt EXCELLENCE bars have a thin, refined profile to offer chocolate lovers an unmatched, sophisticated sensory experience. 

The 3.5 oz. EXCELLENCE bars are now available nationwide at Target, Lindt Chocolate Shops, and www.Lindt.com, for a suggested retail price of $2.59.  For more information about the EXCELLENCE Collection, visit www.LindtEXCELLENCE.com.  To keep up with news from Lindt, "like" the company's Facebook page, follow Lindt on Twitter or check out the Lindt Chocolate Unwrapped blog.

About Lindt & Sprungli
Founded in 1845, Lindt & Spungli is a global leader in the premium chocolate category, offering high-quality products in more than 125 countries.  Lindt & Sprungli operates eight production facilities in Europe and the United States and employs 7,400 worldwide.  Lindt USA operates more than 40 retail stores in the U.S., Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P., the company's premium direct selling program, and maintains wide distribution through extensive retail and wholesale channels.  For more information on Lindt, visit www.lindt.com.

SOURCE Lindt USA



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