Other Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lindt & Sprüngli doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Our company is committed to sustainability by integrating environmental concerns into its business activities, as stated in the company's environmental policy. Chocolate production requires energy in various production steps such as heating, cooling, and transport. All these processes generate greenhouse gas emissions. The company is committed to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions per ton of chocolate produced and to increasing the share of renewable energies in our overall energy consumption.
Does Lindt & Sprüngli fund, conduct, or commission any tests on animals?
No. Lindt & Sprüngli does not fund, conduct or commission any animal experiments.
Does Lindt & Sprüngli use ingredients that are genetically modified?
Lindt & Sprüngli is not involved in any research or development in connection with genetically modified foods. We do not use ingredients that have been genetically modified or are derived from genetically modified organisms (GMO) if non-GMO raw materials are available. All Lindt, Caffarel, Küfferle, and Hofbauer branded products are GMO-free. Regular tests are carried out to monitor these products and ensure compliance with the relevant EU and Swiss regulations.
Ghirardelli and Russell Stover have also introduced measures to ensure that all their products are free of genetically modified ingredients in the future. The brands already offer GMO-free products.
Are Lindt & Sprüngli products halal?
To date, none of our production sites are halal certified and, therefore, we do not use any halal labels on our packaging. However, some of our products are made without animal products and without alcohol, such as our Lindt EXCELLENCE range of 70%, 70% mild, 85%, 85% mild, 90% and 99% cacao chocolate bars, which are also suitable for a vegan lifestyle.
Are Lindt & Sprüngli products kosher?
To date, we do not have a globally valid kosher certificate, but certain products manufactured by Lindt & Sprüngli USA that are available in the US and Israeli market are certified as milk kosher. However, some of our products are made without animal products and without alcohol, such as our Lindt EXCELLENCE range with 70%, 70% mild, 85%, 85% mild, 90% and 99% cacao chocolate bars, which are also suitable for a vegan lifestyle.
What is the best way to store my Chocolate?
Store your chocolate tightly wrapped and away from strong odors in a cool, dark and dry place at a temperature of 14° to 20° Celsius / 57° to 68° Fahrenheit, and 40 – 65% Relative Humidity. When stored properly, our products will retain their freshness for many months. Refrigerators are environments with very high humidity, which is not suitable for chocolate due to the high moisture, which can cause sugar bloom. If you decide to store our chocolate in a refrigerator, it is best to put the chocolate in an airtight container and place it in the lower part of the refrigerator. Before unpacking, slowly bring the chocolate to room temperature a few hours before eating.
How should Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate be enjoyed? What is the proper way to enjoy Premium Chocolate?
Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate should be enjoyed slowly and is best served at room temperature (18 to 20° Celsius / 64° to 68° Fahrenheit) to ensure consistency and maintain product integrity.
Lindt & Sprüngli’s “Five Senses” tasting process is similar to that a sommelier would use: Appearance, smell, feel and taste. Tasting fine chocolate, just like wine or coffee, is truly an experience to be enjoyed and appreciated.
Does Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate contain trans fats or hydrogenated oils?
Lindt & Sprüngli uses pure cocoa butter as the only vegetable fat for the production of our solid chocolates. Fillings may contain other vegetable fats. Milk fat is used in milk chocolate recipes or selected fillings. In this context we would like to point out that none of our products contains hydrogenated oils. For detailed information, it is always best to consult the specific nutritional labelling of the individual product you are interested in.