I have always wanted to take part in one of the infamous courses offered by Lindt at their Chocolate Studio and as a birthday treat to myself I decided to ease into it all with the Chocolate Appreciation Course.
What a perfect choice the course was, it ranged from the history of Lindt, did you know both Lindt & Sprüngli had the first name Rudolph? That the company offers a selection of products in more than 100 countries around the world? Oh and that Lindt has been around for more than 165 years? To the fascinating topic of just how chocolate is made.
Scott, who was in charge of the course was funny, interesting and offered great insight into the company. He told us how it takes about two years from the conception to production for each Lindt slab and so every choice is well thought out and considered. He also explained that Lindt cocoa is of the finest quality but since it isn’t available here the best to get is my favourite, the NoMU kind!
We were also let in on a little secret, that next year there would be a few new kinds of limited edition Lindor balls with some amazing flavour combinations. These sounded incredible and I have a feeling those will fly off the shelves.
After the lesson we set about using trying out an assortment of chocolate and then went to work on making the Lindt version of a cake pop. Think Lindor balls covered in chocolate and other toppings. It was so much fun!
All in all the course was fantastic introduction to Lindt and has me eager to try my hand at some of the more complex courses on offer. Can’t wait to get those. Oh and did I mention that the appreciation course only cost R180 for an hour and a half of pure indulgence?
Ps Some of the best news I found out was that even if the a crisis happens and the world runs out of chocolate Lindt will have a stockpile of cocao for up to a year so we will be sorted for our chocolate fix. Huge relief!