Pralines: Creating a Culinary Jewel

Lindt Pralines are true confectionary masterpieces celebrating the craftsmanship, dedication and knowledge that comes from 175 years of chocolate-making. Delicate, intricately detailed and complex in flavour, Pralines truly are culinary jewels from our Mâitre Chocolatiers. 

Sketches of praline ideas.

The Beginnings of the Praline Artform 

Almost every Lindt praline begins with an idea, a concept, a sketch. This blueprint is then taken to the kitchen. Here, flavour combinations are tested, chocolate types and varieties selected, and the first samples created and tasted. At Lindt, everyone is involved in the process and all ideas are valued – a few lucky consumers even get to taste-test the new creations. Once satisfied with the outcome, the shape and the finish, decorations are chosen and finalised. And voilà, a new Lindt praline is born!

The Lindt Craftsmanship

A steady hand, an open mind, a keen eye for detail and an adventurous palate are a Mâitre Chocolatier’s greatest tools – especially when it comes to the intricately detailed praline. But creating elegant and luxurious Lindt pralines that taste as good as they look requires not only great skill, chocolate expertise and craftsmanship, but the dedication and passion to match.

Heart shaped chocolate praline.
Praline topped with a sugared almond.

Perfect Inside and Out

We use highest-quality ingredients for our fine pralines and it makes a great difference to our final product. Whether it’s roasting our nuts in-house to keep them fresh or producing our caramel and nougat the traditional way, every detail counts to bring out the best flavour. 

Finishing with Perfection

Delicately piped lines of perfectly tempered chocolate; fine enrobing; an impeccably glossy finish; the distinct spikes of a truffle; the hand-placed caramelized almond on a praline. These are just some of the ways that our Lindt pralines are finished with perfection. Truly something special for you to enjoy.

Master Chocolatier finishing pralines with decorations.
Swiss Luxury Selection praline box with truffles.

A Royal Treat 

Legend has it, pralines were first invented, by chance, in the seventeenth century at King Louis XIV’s court. Caramel and almonds were shaped into bite-sized mounds and served to guests of the Comte du Plessis-Praslin. When chocolate as we know it became popular in the early 1800s, it began to replace caramel as a base. And so, the culinary jewel was created.

For the Gourmands

Lindt’s SWISS LUXURY SELECTION is the pinnacle of our craftsmanship. Truly a luxury in every bite.

A little Something

Our MINI PRALINES box is the perfect present for your host at a dinner party or as a gift for friends, family and colleagues. It’s ‘thank you’ made sweeter.