Lindt Raises the Bar for Chocolate With Limited Edition Chocolate Bar

Premium chocolatier Lindt USA, Stratham, N.H., introduces Lindt Mocha Coconut, a limited-edition dark chocolate bar featuring a unique coffee flavor with toasted coconut pieces. It was selected as the winner of The Lindt Excellence Recipe Challenge: Raising the Bar in Chocolate Creation, a student scholarship contest launched in 2012 in partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) that challenges CIA students to develop a dark chocolate bar recipe.

Ten student finalists were selected and Meredith Walter, a CIA Baking and Pastry Arts student from East Northport, N.Y., was the grand prize winner. She developed the concept for the recipe after pairing mocha and coconut to create a special birthday cake for her mother and her uncle. As the grand prize winner, her recipe was adapted and produced by Lindt. She also received a $5,000 scholarship.

The new bar has a suggested retail price of $3.85 and is available exclusively at and select Lindt Chocolate Shops, while supplies last. In addition, Lindt is furthering its commitment to culinary education by donating $1 to CIA for every Lindt Mocha Coconut bar purchased.