The Lindt & Sprüngli Bean to Bar Approach: The Steps of Our Chocolate Production
For us, traceability begins on the cocoa farm and does not end until the beans reach our production sites. We only select cocoa beans from countries and farmers which are part of our own sustainable sourcing Program – the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program. The traceability of our cocoa bean supply chain is the key foundation of our Program for improving living conditions in the cocoa-growing countries in the long term.
As a bean to bar manufacturer, we have built up extensive expertise in areas ranging from the selection of high-quality beans and technological know-how in the processing of our own cocoa mass, to chocolate production in our own factories. This is a differentiating feature that still distinguishes us as a premium manufacturer today. An exception is Russell Stover, which buys chocolate and chocolate products.
At this point, the conventional chocolate manufacturing process begins...
Nowadays, well over 2,500 products - including LINDOR Chocolate Truffles, EXCELLENCE Chocolate Bars, pralines, GOLD BUNNIES, Ghirardelli SQUARES, Russell Stover pralines, Küfferle CHOCOLATE UMBRELLAS, Hofbauer pralines and Caffarel GIANDUIAS - are produced all over the world with meticulous attention to detail. We create an incredible variety of sophisticated designs to inspire consumers time after time.
For Lindt & Sprüngli, “bean to bar” production forms the basis of a sustainable and traceable cocoa supply chain and is therefore a responsibility from the very beginning, which we want to assume ourselves.