Lindt Outlet Boutique Grand Opening – Clayton Park & Giveaway

‘Like a kid in a candy store’.

Your inner child will be released when you walk into the Lindt Outlet Boutique in Clayton Park and the smells and sights of chocolate engulf you.  It’s not a sight for the faint of heart.  Hardcore chocoholics might go into spasms or something I suspect.

I was fortunate to get an invite to the Grand Opening of the newest Lindt Outlet Boutique, the first and only one in Atlantic Canada.  Rudi Blatteris, President & CEO, Lindt & Spruengli Canada was on hand to open the store in grand style, along with Ann Czaja, Lindt’s Master Chocolatier (now that’s a title I could get used to),  Mayor Savage and representatives from all branches of the Canadian Armed Forces.

It seemed a bit odd to see so many military folks at a media event, but it soon became clear why they were there are Rudi began to speak.  Lindt is providing CAF members 25% off at the Outlet Boutique for at least the next 10 years, and also provided the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) with a whopping 5,000 Lindt Advent Calendars (the same ones I already bought there a couple of weeks ago for our family and we are opening today, yay!).  It’s nice to see a company come into the area and make an effort to really be part of the community.

I think our community is reciprocating… when I left the Grand Opening festivities, the line up to get in was well past Cora’s… and I heard it was almost that long again yesterday.

Welcome to Halifax, Lindt… I have a feeling you’ll settle in here just fine!

To celebrate the outlet’s Grand Opening, Lindt has provided Mmm… is for Mommy a gift basket from the store valued at $100 to give to one lucky reader.  The winner has to be able to pick up the basket at the Clayton Park Lindt Outlet Boutique, so this is a locals only contest (unless you have family in Halifax and would like to win it for them).  

To enter leave a comment on this post letting me know your favourite Lindt confection.  I’ll select a winner next Saturday, December 8th at 10:00am AST.  I need to be able to contact you though, so please ensure you leave an email address or have your profile linked to one.

Good luck!

Disclosure:  I was offered Gift Basket to give away, but no compensation was received for this post.  All opinions on my blog are mine and are never for sale.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!!!! 😀 Hmmm…my favorite Lindt chocolate is the round milk chocolate balls. I pop them in the freezer and the shell crackles under your teeth, with the ultra creamy and dense chocolate center — Heaven! And, of course to make it an über delicious moment, a touch of heavily salted potatoe chip just sets the right tone for my little indulgent! Perfection ((coribradley@eastlink.ca))

  2. says

    I didn’t believe my husband when he told me there was a Lindt store in Clayton Park. I figured he must have made a mistake. I was so happy he was right :) I popped in when it had only been open for a few days and the smell is amazing. I wonder if the staff go home smelling like chocolate?

    My Favourite chocolate is the 60% dark chocolate Lindor Truffles, but truly it’s hard to pick a favourite.

  3. says

    I would be in heaven if I won this basket!! 😛 My favourites are the dark chocolate bars….. probably the Madagascar. Mmmmmm so good with coffee!

  4. says

    Yummy I just had 2 with breakfast 😉 I will be avoiding that store until I am done my Christmas shopping or everyone including the kids will be getting chocolate

  5. says

    I love the creaminess of the Excellence Extra Creamy bars. Feels like a little piece of heaven when a piece melts in my mouth. I don’t personally live in the Halifax area but have a son who does. I’m sure he would pick up this prize for his Momma and share it with her when she gets there for Christmas!

  6. says

    Yum! Lindt is my fave! When I lived in Switzerland, I loved, loved, loved the Straciatella chocolate bar. I’ve never seen them in Canada (though I haven’t been to the new store yet!) but in the spring, they have a seasonal Straciatella Lindor bag that I wait for alllll year! Awesome giveaway!

    I’m commenting with my Google account but don’t check that email too often so here is my other melaniebd@msn.com :)

  7. lindsay moulton :) says

    Oh wow… would i not LOVE to win this one… Chocolate is my downfall!!! My fav is the hazelnut as well… Yum YUM YUM pick me pick me.. I never win anything…. this would be the perfect one to win!!!!!!!

  8. says

    My girls and I have been to the store many times since it opened just before Halloween. Every time we go in, the girls get a sample! And I wrote to the head office and they said that they are trying to source fairly traded chocolate, phasing it in slowly.

    My favourite is the darkest chocolate balls – I think the wrapping is black. SOOOOO smooth!

  9. says

    Although I love most anything LIndt that I have had I do have to say that my faves are the Creation 70% Cherry & Chili bar and the delectable mix of my two fave things, dark chocolate and Cranberries in the Excellence Intense Cranberry. For gift giving and receiving of chocolates not being a person who likes most boxed chocolates the gift of swiss luxury chocolates is to die for.

  10. says

    My husband came home with 2 big boxes of truffles for Christmas and one is gone. Yikes. Lindt truffles sooooo delish and having the new store in Clayton Park is going to be deadly to a lot of waistlines, lol.

    I do not have 1 fave however finding most of Lindors products delectable. I can name a few though. I absolutely love the Swiss Luxury boxed chocolates as a gift at Christmas especially or to give as a gift because I find most other chocolates too sickeningly sweet and hate most of the fillings. Then of course the wonderful mixture of my two favorite things dark chocolate and cranberries will make the Excellence Intense Cranberry a favorite I am sure and I have been looking forward to tasting it, or should I say savoring it. It may take the place of my Cherry Chili Creation bar. Yummy. and of course the Hazelnut Truffle and the dark chocolate truffle.

  11. says

    Oh so many of their products ROCK, but my absolute to-die-for favourite is the Lindt Dark Chocolate Truffles. I never know if I should let the outer coating melt off then savour the inside separately or just gently bite it and enjoy the two together… Usually I have more than one and can go both ways. My earliest memory of Lindt chocolate was while watching the Phantom of the Opera in the Rialto theatre in Toronto (1990??). My father bought me my own bar from the concession stand. The show was awesome anyway and from that moment forth I have been a chocolate lover.

  12. Rachel Wozney says

    HOLY SMOKES I love Lindt. Do I have to pick just ONE favourite? I guess I’d have to go with their milk chocolate truffles… but that little tube you get with the festive special at Swiss Chalet is my fave. One of each truffle – how great is that? The chocolate shell is AMAZING, but when you bite in, and that velvety melty truffle centre hits your tongue?… HEAVEN. #PICKME #ILOVELINDT

  13. Kerry Ryan says

    Definetly the Christmas box with the mixed truffles that come with the festive special at Swiss Chalet (kerryan11@hotmail.com)

  14. says

    Chocolate chocolate I love all chocolate so does my family. There has been times that i just have to sneak and hide to enjoy a piece all by myself. That when i dont want to share.

  15. Anonymous says

    There all amazing but the ones with the milk chocolate on the outside and white chocolate on the inside are amazing
    Alana H

  16. Anonymous says

    Why we need a Lindt store when basically every retailer, large or small, is drowning in Lindt chocolates…somehow baffles me. Did the Canadian army pay for it? Do they get anything out of it?

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