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The Invention of the Conche

Lindt Rodolphe invention of LINDT chocolate
Rodolphe Lindt

When Rodolphe Lindt entered his factory on the following Monday morning, he was initially shocked. But what he found in the stirring tank was anything but hard, burnt chocolate mass. It shone; it smelt wonderful. And when he tasted some of it, he was the first person ever to experience how chocolate melts in the mouth. He was in seventh heaven.

The secret of the "chocolat surfin"

Nobody has known it up to now – or almost nobody. One thing is for certain: The stirring for hours, even days and nights is all part of it: The conching process. Cocoa butter? Definitely. But how much? Hm. And what else?

Small country, big tradition.

For almost 150 years, chocolate manufacturers in Switzerland and the rest of the world have been trying to discover the secret behind the family recipe. Nobody has quite managed to do so up until now. The melt-in-the-mouth chocolate from Rodolphe Lindt has remained a symbol not only for world-renowned Swiss chocolate but also for the innovativeness and inventive spirit of successful entrepreneurs from this small country in the heart of Europe: the country of LINDT chocolate.

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LINDT Difference

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