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Aug 6, 2009 02:22 PM

Is Lindt Kosher?

I am talking about the basic chocolate bars. I am getting conflicting information...

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  1. Product sold in the US is not certified. (Says so right on their website).

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      1. re: ferret

        This is an old post, but the situation has changed and some Lindt products in the USA are kosher.
        Although it seems to be pretty much confined to truffles, rather than the chocolate bars

      2. From their site FAQs:
        Are Lindt products Kosher?
        Currently our products are not Kosher certified.

        1. Actually I should clarify. So Lindt is on the Dutch Kashrut list and I bought the chocolate in Amsterdam Airport so I am guessing it is okay. What threw me off was the US website. Personally I don't care but it is a gift for my cousins in Israel who have a higher level of kashrut and asked me to bring them Swiss chocolate. I hope that clarifies the situation.

          1. According to the LBD, the following are kosher parev:
            Excellence Dark 70%
            Excellence Dark 85%

            The following are kosher milchig (not CY):
            Excellence Extra Creamy
            Excellence Intense Coffee
            Excellence Intense Mint
            Swiss Double Milk Chocolate
            Swiss Milk Chocolate
            Swiss Milk Chocolate Hazelnuts
            Swiss Thins Milk

            Swiss Tradition is NOT KOSHER

            The LBD couldn't get enough information about the following to decide
            whether they're kosher or not:
            Crunchy Caramel
            Excellence Dark 99%
            Excellence Intense Orange

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              1. re: zsero

                Thanks, Amsterdam Bet Din says more or less the same thing so the chocolate I bought was fine, luckily!