For the second installment of our chocolate and astrology pairing series, we’re celebrating the Lunar New Year with a pairing guide inspired by the Chinese zodiac animals. Whether you’re a dragon or a rat, find out what Lindt Excellence chocolate variety you’re most likely to enjoy from this list of matches selected with the help of entrepreneur ShaoLan and food and travel writer Renée Tse.
(1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020) + Lindt Excellence 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate As the winner of the Chinese zodiac animal race, the Rat is perceived to be witty and cautious, but aggressive. This moderately intense yet uncomplicated dark chocolate is the perfect match for your discerning palate.
(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021) + Lindt Excellence 78% Cacao Dark Chocolate The Ox represents wealth, diligence and perseverance, and just like this dark chocolate that has gone through hours of conching to take away unwanted bitterness, it reaps the sweet rewards of a rich, fulfilling taste.
(1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022) + Lindt Excellence 99% Cacao Dark Chocolate The majestic and powerful Tiger would enjoy this dark chocolate that packs nearly 100% cacao and features the true taste of exceptional cocoa beans. The intense flavour will invigorate your fiery spirit.
(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023) + Lindt Excellence Madagascar 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate If you’re the gracious and kind Rabbit, then the soft and harmonious characteristics of the Madagascar 70% Cacao will agree with your noble and elegant nature, as well as your sophisticated taste buds.
(1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024) + Lindt Excellence Chili Dark Chocolate The Dragon is believed to be the most powerful and intelligent beast, but it also has a reputation for being a hothead and isn’t afraid of taking risks. This sweet-meets-spicy dark chocolate may be just the kick you seek to match your thrilling life.
(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025) + Lindt Intense Mint Dark Chocolate Mysterious and calm, the Snake represents wisdom and are usually regarded as great thinkers. This refreshing yet complex chocolate will help invigorate your active mind.
(1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026) + Lindt Excellence Raspberry Dark Chocolate Aligning with your animal’s faithfulness and unconquerable spirit, this dark chocolate studded with real raspberry pieces for a tangy kick is a flavour combination beloved by many, and will likely turn you into another loyal fan.
(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027) + Lindt Excellence Vanilla White Chocolate Given that the Sheep is seen as lucky and peaceful, choose the luxurious combination of vanilla and white chocolate; these two ingredients work in perfect harmony for delicious results.
(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028) + Lindt Excellence Lime Zest Dark Chocolate The clever, curious and mischievous Monkey, will enjoy the fresh lime aroma and slightly tart flavour that complement the smoothness of the dark chocolate for a refreshing and unexpected twist.
(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029) + Lindt Excellence Orange Intense Dark Chocolate Just like the Rooster's self-confident temperament, this bright citrus paired with dark chocolate shines. It’s also the perfect pick-me-up for those darker days when you need a boost.
(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030) + Lindt Excellence Sea Salt Dark Chocolate The ever-so-loyal Dog is believed to have caring and playful traits. You’re sure to be as loyal to this flavour combo featuring fleur de sel and smooth dark chocolate.
(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031) + Lindt Excellence Crunchy Caramel Chocolate Since the Chinese view the Pig as a lucky animal and admire its ability to enjoy life to the fullest, you’re game to indulge. Enjoying this decadent milk chocolate, featuring delicate pieces of caramel, is the perfect way to do that.