Lindt currently operates a production facility in Australia to serve its retail outlets, but products for the wholesale market are imported from Switzerland.
The company employs approximately 570 people, operates in Australia, and is administered from its head office in Marsden Park, New South Wales. Lindt's ultimate parent is Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli AG, based in Switzerland.
The purpose-built facility covers a 66,000 square metre site, with over 25,000 square metres of factory and warehouse space, and forms part of the $2.9 billion investment in the Sydney Business Park which will host a range of retail and recreational businesses.
The Lindt Invention
1879 was a revolutionary year for chocolate. It was the year that Rodolphe Lindt invented conching. This new process produced the most flavoursome chocolate with a silky smooth, velvety texture that has since become synonymous with Lindt.
The name Lindor is made up of Lindt, the warrantor for outstanding chocolate passion, and “or,” the French word for gold. together, these two words therefore constitute a promise of top quality and exquisite pleasure.
In 1984, Lindt diversified the LINDOR truffle range to include LINDOR Dark – a decadent dark chocolate truffle with a bittersweet creamy filling. This was soon followed by LINDOR White in 1985 and LINDOR Hazelnut in 1994. These three flavours have since become LINDOR signatures – alongside our number one: LINDOR Milk.
Native to Australia, the original Tim Tam bar is often compared to a Penguin bar in the UK. While Tim Tam are one of Australia's most love chocolate bars, if you've not heard of Tim Tams then check out this article 'What are Tim Tams' to get the full low down, you'll also discover what the Tim Tam Slam is!
Despite a growing number of local producers, global brands such as Cadbury, Hershey's, and Mars provide the best-selling chocolate in Australia. Cadbury is the nation's best-selling chocolate brand and its oldest Australian factory is located in Tasmania.
The reason is simple: the Swiss invented and then summarily perfected milk chocolate! Rudolph Lindt, the founder of Lindt Chocolate, implemented the process of 'conching'. Conching means to warm the chocolate as you grind it in between different rolling pins.
Since 2012, the brand has been owned by US company Mondelez International (successor of Kraft Foods Inc., which had acquired Toblerone from owner Jacobs Suchard in 1990).
Due to the strong growth of the Lindt & Sprüngli Group, and in order to meet the requirements of international expansion, the Group's structure is redesigned, and a Kilchberg-based holding company is formed in 1994. With this step, all companies become wholly-owned subsidiaries of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG.
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.
As one of Switzerland's oldest chocolatiers, Lindt has cultivated a World Wide reputation for excellent taste and diverse chocolate goods.
Shop real Swiss Lindt Chocolate manufactured in Switzerland and imported to the United States. Their iconic “Gold Bars” are 300g chocolate tablets, perfect for gifts and bulk snacking… Lindt's Swiss truffle pieces also stay true to their name: irresistably smooth.
Cherry Ripe! Not only is it Australia's oldest chocolate bar (dating back to 1924), it's also the country's favourite, according to the latest data from Roy Morgan Research.
Lindt & Sprungli. Last but definitely not least, our top spot chocolate goes to Swiss chocolate brand Lindt. They are for sure the best when it comes to white chocolate, but all of their products are just as good.
In Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk is the top-selling chocolate brand in value terms, accounting for 17 per cent of what we spend on confectionary*.
It is short for lollipop. Now that all seems fairly straight-forward, until we learn that lolly is actually the Australian word for sweets – i.e. British lollies but without the sticks. In other words, the correct translation for “Süßigkeiten” in Australia is “lollies”.
The chocolate in the middle melts faster which makes your tongue feel cold as the heat leaves your tongue and goes into the melting chocolate.
The classic “Milk” is still the most popular LINDOR truffle, closely followed by the traditional “white”, “60% cocoa”, and “noisette” flavors.
Our secret Lindor filling boasts a low melting point which allows it to melt luxuriously on the tongue. It is this signature smooth melting finish that creates a truly blissful chocolate experience.