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Lindt Chocolates

lenchik Nov 17, 2011 08:39 AM

In case anyone is interested, Lindt Chocolates (at least some of them) are now kosher - Chof-K supervision. Happy Day!

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    Jay3fer Jan 7, 2012 07:47 PM

    Does anybody know if this will/ does include Lindt products in Canada?

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      joebenjamin Jan 5, 2012 10:51 AM

      No big victory here for kosher consumers----the kosher Lindts are made in New Hampshire!!!!!!!

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        phenanthrene Nov 22, 2011 12:44 PM

        Just tried the milk chocolate ones - delicious, and what a lovely texture! Thanks!

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          koshergourmetmart Nov 23, 2011 05:12 PM

          found a large bag of assorted-red,blue and white wrappers at CVS on Eagle Rock. Yum!

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            koshergourmetmart Nov 26, 2011 03:09 PM

            found every type including snowman at target on rt 10 in east hanover, nj

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          joebenjamin Nov 21, 2011 04:11 PM

          TOO LATE FOR ME----I was at the LINDT outlet in Kittery Maine in August----they did not know what kosher even meant!!!!

          1. serenarobin Nov 19, 2011 04:26 PM

            I really wish they had a pareve designation. Looks like their dark chocolates --85%? 90%? 99%???--SHOULD be. Oh well...

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            1. re: serenarobin
              zsero Nov 19, 2011 07:39 PM

              That would be because running boiling water through the equipment ruins it, so it's almost impossible to kasher it from dairy to pareve. Thus even the pareve chocolates are DE. Some rabbis in Europe seem to allow kashering with molten chocolate instead of water, so after a run of non-dairy chocolate is put through they call the next run pareve, but I don't know how that can be squared with the Shulchan Aruch.

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                IsItkosher Nov 21, 2011 09:40 PM

                Do not assume that dark chocolate designated as kosher-dairy without any dairy ingredients is DE.
                Manufacturer could add traces of milk crumbs to prolong shelf life of dark chocolate.

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                  koshergourmetmart Nov 22, 2011 07:33 AM

                  then in the allergen warning it would have to say may contain traces of milk

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                    zsero Nov 22, 2011 02:38 PM

                    If the milk were a deliberately added ingredient it wouldn't say "may contain", it would say "contains".

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                      DeisCane Nov 22, 2011 02:47 PM

                      Either way, KGM is right that it would be noted somehow.

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                  jdh11 Dec 18, 2011 05:48 PM

                  Until 10 years ago all hechsherim accepted that as the way to make a dairy chocolate line into pareve. So the European hechsherim are just continuing the old standard that everyone had until the American hechsherim decided that that was not good enough. This happened around the same time that Stella Doros almost went dairy, and Hershey's special dark became dairy. Most large chocolate manufacturers were not willing to risk ruining their equipment by running boiling water through it.

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                    zsero Dec 18, 2011 08:16 PM

                    Yes, but I can't imagine on what basis the old standard was ever accepted, since it contradicts the black letter law. Though I suppose if it's only from dairy to parve then me'ikar hadin no kashering is probably necessary in the first place, so one can be lenient.

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                      Mashgiach Jan 5, 2012 03:21 PM

                      Hershey's Special Dark went dairy because they changed it by adding butter. Stella Doro was going to change for a totally different reason. While you are correct that chocholate gys loath water, and some 20 years ago American hashgachos did kasher with cocoa butter and have stopped; the examples you cite aren't relevant.

                  2. re: serenarobin
                    maga Nov 21, 2011 10:43 AM

                    You're not the only one...

                  3. azcohen Nov 17, 2011 10:45 AM

                    That's funny, cause I was just looking at them at the drug store while waiting on line wondering why they did not have a certification yet.

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                      koshergourmetmart Nov 17, 2011 10:55 AM

                      go here http://www.lindtusa.com/category-exec... and you can see the kof-k

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                        koshergourmetmart Nov 21, 2011 05:45 PM

                        found the hazelnut one at stop n shop in west caldwell. it was yummy!

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                      phenanthrene Nov 17, 2011 09:56 AM

                      Amazing! I have been waiting for this for YEARS! Thanks for posting!

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                        koshergourmetmart Nov 17, 2011 09:01 AM

                        from their wsebsite
                        Lindt USA's INDOR truffles are now certified Kosher (dairy Kosher). The flavors are: Milk, White, Dark, Extra Dark, Peanut Butter, Hazelnut, Raspberry, Dark Orange, Mint, Vanilla and Peppermint as well as the seasonal flavor (milk chocolate surrounding white chocolate center): Snowman, Valentines, Spring and Halloween LINDOR truffles. Our coffee truffle is not Kosher certified. Not all LINDOR truffle packaging is carrying the Kosher certification symbol yet, but as new packaging is designed, the Kosher symbol will be included.

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                          DeisCane Nov 17, 2011 09:02 AM

                          Wow, that's great. My wife will be thrilled.

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                            cheesecake17 Nov 17, 2011 10:29 AM

                            The truffles are actually on sale in Costco till next week!

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                              queenscook Nov 17, 2011 04:07 PM

                              I had the peppermint ones; bought them at BJs already about two months ago. Have to say . . . I was unimpressed. Not enough to throw them out or give them away or anything, but I did not really think they were anything special. Just my opinion, of course.

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                                chazzer Nov 19, 2011 06:41 PM

                                I find them to have a fake butter flavor that is very out of place. Not worth the calories especially now that Michel Cluizel is producing OU certified truffles.


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                                brightside16 Nov 17, 2011 07:33 PM

                                You just made my day.

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