Lindt & Sprungli is a large Swiss chocolate producer best known for making the Lindor Truffle, a round chocolate ball with a creamy center.
In 1845 a Sprungli father and son pair joined only a brave few other chocolatiers at the time by producing and selling chocolate in solid form when the vast majority of chocolate was only sold as a liquid drink. The company grew and eventually the son had two sons of his own. When it came time to retire in 1892 he left the original candy shop to one son, and the chocolate producing factory to the other.
Meanwhile in 1979 Rodolph Lindt revolutionized chocolate making forever when he accidentally invented the conching process, a vital step in modern day manufacturing of fine chocolate.
In 1899 the Sprungli chocolate factory expanded and acquired the Lindt chocolate factory. Today the company is known as Lindt & Sprungli AG.