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Lindt Chocolate

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Dating back to the mid-19th century, Lindt chocolate is the brainchild of David Sprungli-Schwarz and his son, Rudolf Sprungli-Ammann. In 1845 they established Lindt & Sprungli AG, better known as Lindt, and bought a small confectionery shop in Zurich's old town. Two years later they added a small factory to the shop for the production of solid chocolate.




Lindt chocolate
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After Rudolf Sprungli-Ammann retired in 1892, he split the business between his two sons. David Robert, the younger brother, received two confectionery stores, that became known as Confiserie Sprungli. The other half of the business, the chocolate factory, was given over to the elder brother, Johann Rudolf.

Johann Rudolf was keen to expand the business. To do this he raised money by converting it into a public limited company, "Chocolat Sprungli AG". The money raised was used to acquire the chocolate factory of Rodolphe Lindt in Berne at which time the company changed its name to Aktiengesellschaft Vereinigte Berner und Zurcher Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli. This purchase included the rights to Lindt's 'conching' technique which allowed the production of 'chocolat fondant', setting the company ahead of the competition.
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Lindt Chocolate Products


Lindor chocolate are one of Lindt's most popular creations. Lindt chocolate bars are never out of favor and they also produce delicious Lindt chocolate pralines and chocolate truffles.
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