It all started in a small pastry shop on Marktgasse in Zurich's old town in 1845. Confectioner David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his 29 year old son Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann, who also trained to be a confectioner, dared to do something new: they decided to make chocolate. In particular and in keeping with the new fashion that came from Italy - solid bars - just like François-Louis Cailler in Vevey and Philippe Suchard in Neuchâtel had already done. The Lindt Balls were introduced in 1967 as a Christmas special edition but were immediately so popular that they became a mainstream year round product by 1969. Lindor refers to the special soft centre of each ball - the delicious truffle effect. And so the story grew. Lindt-Sprüngli make a terrific range of high quality chocolate, and Park Lane is proud to be one of their UK accredited distributors.