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THE WORLD OF EXCELLENCE: Discover the flavour worlds of cocoa percentages

How dark is dark enough for the discerning chocolate lover? And what decides the difference between a mild and intense taste experience?

 

If you’re looking for a dark chocolate experience that’s just right for your palate, here’s our Master Chocolatier’s guide to the full range of EXCELLENCE cocoa rate slabs, complete with pairing suggestions to help you intensify your appreciation for your chosen masterpiece.

EXCELLENCE 70% Red berries with notes of honey and vanilla

The undisputed favourite amongst Excellence lovers, this full bodied dark chocolate is a perfectly balanced masterpiece that delivers on intensity without any bitterness.

 

Pairs perfectly with a full bodied Shiraz.

EXCELLENCE Mild 70% Vanilla with hints of cream and caramel

Meticulous selection of the finest mild flavoured cocoa beans, along with the skills and craftsmanship of the Lindt Master Chocolatiers, ensures that the chocolate delivers a velvety and smooth texture as it melts, whilst releasing a mild bouquet of flavours with notes of cream, stone fruit and honey that is less intense than Excellence 70% Cocoa.

 

Pairs perfectly with a smooth Camembert.

EXCELLENCE 78% Roasted nuts and biscuits

Intense with high cocoa taste, EXCELLENCE 78% is the perfect choice for the evolving chocolate lover. Full-bodied and creamy and made with the finest quality cocoa beans, it features delicious aromas of biscuits and roasted nuts.

 

Pairs perfectly with a dry MCC.

EXCELLENCE 85% Earthy with hints of roasted coffee and caramel

Black coffee fans are sure to love this dark slab. Its rich deep colour and intense cocoa fragrance creates a powerful first impression, which later softens when melting, bringing to light a complexity and sharpness with earthy notes and delicate hints of roasted coffee, liquorice and caramel.

 

Pairs perfectly with a sweet Muscat.

EXCELLENCE 90% Woody with notes of toffee and liquorice

Tantalisingly dark in colour, with complex, rich and deep aromas that reveal the purest and most profound cocoa flavour, EXCELLENCE 90% is elegant and surprisingly velvety, with intense notes of toffee and liquorice sure to delight the dark chocolate connoisseur in you.

 

Pairs perfectly with a Café Latté

EXCELLENCE 99% Smokey and roasted with fruity notes

The absolute pinnacle of pure dark chocolate, which reveals the true flavour and strength of the finest cocoa beans.

With the deepest dark brown colour, firm snap and a mesmerising earthy aroma with notes of roasted coffee, dried plum and liquorice, this intense slab urges you to discover more.

 

Pairs perfectly with an Espresso or a Cognac