It may cost more that a bar of dairy milk but it is sure as hell worth it. This delicious chocolate melts in your mouth with a smooth creamy texture that glides over your tongue instead of sticking to the roof your mouth. The best Lindt chocolate is the small balls with the soft filling. A lot of chocolate companies put praline in the center which seems a bit boring and a bit of a cop of for a soft center but this is one of those chocolates where you really can taste the quality. Neatly packaged and sold in tesco, waitrose, wh smith and pretty much any where else you can pick a chocolate bar, you should definitely opt for the more expensive option as a treat once in a while. Lindt really do know what tastes great.
As a child my grandpa would always give me some as a treat and I would love it so much. The light blue and white rapping the bars came in, always had that pure and light ambiance. the chocolate squares, although thin where a lot larger than the average rectangles you get with other chocolate bars. I cannot recommend the chocolate any higher!
It has to be because it is Swiss chocolate that is so yummy. They go have the best chocolate in the world (there and Belgium).
lindt chocolate tastes so good. i used to only eat galaxy chocolate, but in work someone brought in a box of lindt chocoltaes. they are divine! so soft and smooth, and rich enough just to satisfy me! got 2 boxes over christmas and they were deolished in about one week! my favourite are the round balls, in red and white wrapping. they have a soft fondant smooth centre, encased in silk milk chocolate. if you are in the dog house, a box of lindt chocolates is a sure fire way to win them over! dont expect them to share!! i like to eat mine when having a cup of tea as they just melt in your mouth. they are more readily available now than previous years, and definitely more affordable - always on special offer in most supermarkets most of the time!! a perfect gift for any person! the best chocolate available at the moment!
Lindt chocolate is deffo one of the best you can buy at the minute, I love Cadburys but when it comes to a choice of Dairy Milk or ANY Lindt brand it's this wicked Swiss chocolate that I'll usually go for.
They mainly come in slabs and not bars, round Xmas you can sometimes find smaller bars but not very often. The weight of a Lindt chocolate bar is usually between 100g and 150g depending on what's inside it.
My fave 2 bars are the dark chocolate with hazelnuts and milk Lindor bar. You've probably had the Lindor chocolates and the bar is even better because it's thinner and isn't as sickly, that's because there's less of the soft filling in it and that's good because I've made myself puke over boxes of Lindor chocolates a few times! lol
Lindt chocolate is always mega smooth and creamy, it's proper easy to eat because it melts gorgeous and always gets you grabbing another piece even if you don't really want it. That's the trouble with the bars being so big because you'll deffo eat more than you should.
Lindt do plain milk and dark chocolate bars but the best are the ones that they've added flavours to. A lot of their bars are just flavoured and that's always a bit disappointing when you realise you're not going to get a different texture in it but the flavours are so good that I don't mind much.
The Orange Intense is my fave ever, it's got tiny bits of orange and almonds in wicked dark chocolate. The chocolate is yummy and proper smooth as it melts, there's more orange flavour in the chocolate than in the actual orange pieces I reckon but they still add a lovely texture to it.
The Coffee one is delish too but because it's a proper dark chocolate I don't think the coffee taste comes through as good as it should. It's still a yummy creamy chocolate though but the coffee flavour might not be strong enough for you.
I had a bar called Crunchy Caramel for Xmas and it had got a wicked flavour but the caramel bits were so hard and crunchy that I started worrying about chipping my teeth! lol I didn't eat much of that one because the texture put me off big time but like I said the flavour was proper nice and sweet.
I recommend you try Lindt chocolate because it's just yummy. It's loads better than other brands and because it's got such a rich flavour you don't need to eat loads to get rid of a chocolate craving. It's more expensive than a lot of chocolates and isn't widely available apart from in the supermarkets.
A bar will cost between £1.75 and £2.29 which is mega expensive for something to munch on in front of the tv. Tesco have it on special offer sometimes but the offer never includes the whole Lindt range and the price is never much cheaper.
If you are a chocoholic then try some Lindt chocolate. All types of Lindt are fabulous. My favourite is the milk chocolate balls that have a soft fondant chocolate in the middle and a smooth creamy chocolate shell. You can buy them in most supermarkets and shops. They come in a red box and are about £3.20 for about 12 balls.
There are two basic ways to eat them:-
1. Nibble of the outer layer of chocolate and eat the rest by sucking slowly.
2. Pop the whole chocolate into your mouth and chew the whole thing.
Both of the above are great ways to enjoy the choc, but the best in my opinion is to eat the outer layer then suck the middle.
Out of all the chocs I have tried these are the nicest and most filling of all.
The chocolate taste is smooth and creamy and you may think the middle has been slightly chilled as it is so smooth.
If you haven't tried these I would give them a go because you will not be dissapointed. If you prefer dark chocolate they do these in a box which is blue in colour. If you pefer a mixture try the mixed box which also includes a white choc ball. (the white ball is a little more sickly).
I hope you find this useful and I am certain you will enjoy the chocolates.
Here we are back to one of my favourite review topics Chocolate.
Lindt is probably one of the bests know chocolate companies due to its intense advertising. Who can resit those pictures of all that lovely melted chocolate.
I am just working my way through a Lindt chocolate bunny that I was given for Easter. This bunny is about three inches high and is actaully quite realistic if it wasn't covered in gold foil and had a bell around its neck. I'm not quite sure where bell around the neck came from - perhaps I'll do some googling later on - or please leave me a comment if you know!!!.
The chocolate is very thick at the bottom and is really creamy, I would say that it is closer in tacte to galaxy than to dairy milk if this makes sense to chocolate experts amongst you. The chocolate can melt a little quickly in your hands so eat it quick - as if you needed an excuse!!!
My other faves are the lindor range. These chocolates now come in white, milk and plain variations so there should be variety to suit everyone. Its quite hard to describe a lindor. They are chocolate on the outside and then the centre is a really soft chocolate, much softer in texture than a ferrero or a truffle chocolate. it really is like biting into a little piece of heaven.
My name is Blob....James Blob and I am an agent for the one they call the Daughter of Darkness, (hitherto known as D.O.D). The latest mission she tempted me with, well, ordered me to carry out to be exact, was to infiltrate the local branch of the organization known only by the code name TESCO. It wasn't an easy mission, there were many hurdles to conquer, not least a squad of killer OAP's with shopping trolleys intent on running me down at every turn. D.O.D had issued me with a list of items to be extricated from the TESCO building, I could use fair means or foul but only on the understanding that if I got caught by their security personnel she would not be bailing me out again! I decided to use a monetary bribe to obtain the items on her list. The main thing D.O.D wanted was chocolate.....lots of chocolate, there was a whole aisle of chocolate to choose from but my eyes were drawn to a red coloured wrapper containing some Lindt "Lindor" chocolate. I quickly scanned the blurb on the back of the chocolate bar; I wanted to be sure I had the real thing! Much of the writing on the packet was alien to me; I know I should have listened in my French class! (Not that it would have helped here, the language looked like Swiss!). I was getting a bit edgy, any minute now I expected one of the OAP's to cut me down without warning. Suddenly the writing on the back changed to English, a quick scan of the ingredients told me it was safe to put in my basket, neither D.O.D, or I were allergic to nuts, the packet did warn of this! The cocoa solids were 30% minimum, milk solids 20% minimum, I didn?t have a Scooby Doo what that actually meant, but it looked good. I grabbed three bars and quickly scouted the rest of the building, picking up other items on the list as I went. A dodgy looking guy in a red body warmer made me hand over all the goods in my basket and scanned them with a ray of some so
rt, he accepted my bribe and turned out to be a decent chap really, he even gave me some cash back (maybe he thought I needed a taxi home) Once outside I stashed everything out of site in the boot of the car, just in case I was rumbled before I made my getaway! On returning to base D.O.D congratulated me on a mission completed and to my surprise gave me one of the Lindt bars as payment. It tasted divine, no, it tasted orgasmic! The chocolate was smooth and creamy and the filling was sublime, it just melted on my tongue and left an extremely pleasant taste. I worked out that it only cost me 79p for a 100g bar, a price worth paying if you ask me. I have since found out that I needn't have braved the OAP trolley dollies, this chocolate bar is actually quite easy to come by, I could have just bought some from Mr Rapuri's corner shop down the street! I shudder when I think of the danger I put myself in just to please the D.O.D! I have decided to retire from the business, TESCO's is way too scary to infiltrate more than once in a blue moon, though if they were ever to become the sole supplier of Lindt chocolate I can see D.O.D forcing me out of retirement for the odd mission again. (Please read quickly and never mind rating, this page will self destruct in 5 seconds) More info can be found at: www.lindt.fr
It may well surprise you to see theediscerning, dooyoo's resident poor gubber, reviewing some posh Swiss chocolate, but there you go. As reward for sitting through three quarters of an hour of some silly TV advert over and over again, for market research, he chose some Lindt Excellence Minis as reward, and hereby presents the results of some more market research. The plastic bag containing them is bright white with a brown blaze presenting the chocolate pieces in the centre ~ you'll recognise it, anyway. Inside are "27 extra fine squares", which are practically the size of After Eights, but smaller and perhaps thicker, and come all individually wrapped. They seem to be just about 5 grammes each, with a little division being done to the pack weight, so they ought to pack a punch of flavour for the price. There are five kinds of Mini inside, and just for you, theediscerning has counted and found similes for them all, so here goes. The EXTRA CREAMY Mini, in the blue packaging, is the Cadbury's of the bunch, in that it is the most common, possibly the most popular, the most matching the palate of the majority, and yet there is no harm in any of that. Aptly named, this is a very smooth creamy milk chocolate, which is actually a lot better than Cadbury's (natch); it has none of the cloying, sticking-to-the-tongue quality than chocolate can have, instead it just melts away and leaves a very pleasant sensation. Theediscerning had 8 of these in his 27. The MACADAMIA Mini, in the brown, is the Nouvelle Cuisine of the bunch, in that it is very interesting and nice, but you wouldn't try to make it yourself at home (what is a Macadamia nut anyway?!). Tiny shavings of caramelised nut bits add a small proportion of crunch to what is very decent milk chocolate (not the creamy kind as above, but something different again). It tastes suitably nutty, and despite scaring allergists off has to be called a succes
s. Theediscerning had 6 of these in his 27. The COCONUT Mini, in the yellow, is the ALBINO of the bunch, in that it is white, not so common, but is very appealing to most (but not all). Yes, some people just don't *get* white chocolate, but this Mini has coconut flakes buried throughout. The smell isn't of coconut much, but when the Mini warms up on the tongue the aromas are released and will reach up through your sinuses to get the whole head on a merry coconut tip. At first, then, it just seems like decent white chocolate, but afterwards you know there's been coconut present. Enjoyable. Theediscerning had 4 of these in his 27. The 70% Mini, in the black (well, how else would one portray dark chocolate, specifically?!), is the HIGH BOARD DIVING of the bunch, in that, should you try it without a build-up, or preparation, it might well leave you with a sore head. This is a heck of a bitter chocolate, proof that it contains little in the way of milk, sugar or anything else. It may well appeal to many people to have it as a challenge, or something, as it really isn't one to just knock back willy-nilly. It certainly would be too strong for the tender young palate, so should you have children you want to wean off pinching your chocolate... An acquired taste. Theediscerning had 5 of these in his 27. The 85% Mini, in the, er, blacker black, is the VINDALOO of the bunch, in that it might be wiser to prepare the palate for this one. Surprisingly, this isn't the most exceedingly bitter one of the bunch, but unless you have another kind beforehand, the strength of this chocolate hitting the tongue might well be a bit too much. A very nice plain chocolate, that will appeal to general choc eaters as well as the connoiseurs. Theediscerning had 4 of these in his 27. So, the whole Mini experience is a pleasant one. The packaging contains no dietary information, so just avoid what you cannot see anywa
y, and go for it. 27 little slivers of melt-on-the-tongue chocolate, that are just ripe for nibbling at, or for scoffing. The flavours present are very nice, none of this chasing round for a hint of coconut. Where they contains extras of the nutty variety, there is no skimping on the chocolate, one would be happy to eat those plain too. And while the 70% is a bit *too* strong, the flavours are generally of a very nice strength. Yes, there's perhaps a little more in the way of variety that could have gone in, and as usual, there should be a better balance between the numbers of "standard" milk chocolate and the more exotic, but it serves as a good buy. And anyway, Lindt here are sticking to what they know best ~ they *have* been making chocolate since 1845. Whether that was last night or the evening before remains to be seen... Theediscerning remains ignorant as to what these are supposed to cost ~ couple of quid, perhaps. He just doesn't frequent the places that sell these things. But if his 45 minutes of questionning and TV watching is paid at the national wage, they're something like £3.25 a bag. That's nearly good value.
No trip to Sainsburys or any other shop come to that, is complete with out the pleasant stroll down the sweetie isle. Well the other day I walking down it, trying to pretend I wasn?t looking, when my eye spotted something different. I stopped for a proper look to find they had added something new. Oooo Right in front of me was a bar, about 3 ¼ inches by about 7-½ inches. The wrapper had a pure white back ground with pale blue on it. Written across the bar, in dark blue was the word ?STRACCIATELLA? (I?m so glad I?m writing this, I?d never be able to pronounce it). Underneath the long funny word it had a little picture, which looked like two scoops of vanilla flavoured chocolate chip ice cream, a large square of white chocolate chip chocolate and a few chocolate curls around it, Wow! My eyes were quickly drawn to the top of the wrapper. There in giant gold letters were those sacred words, ?LINDT? and ?EXCELLENCE?. If that wasn?t enough, near the bottom was written ?WHITE-BLANC? I just love white chocolate and Lindt is one my favourites, oooh at this point, all I could hear was that little voice in my head repeating the words, ?Must have it! Must have it!? over and over again. I shoved the bar in my trolloy and carried on my way. mmmmm At the checkout, it cost £1.19. About the average price for a bar of that brand. When I got home, I quickly put my shopping away. Made myself a nice cup of tea and sat down to enjoy it in peace with my lovely new discovery. I fully intended to scoff the whole lot my self (I don?t care what you think, it?s mine!). The ingredients: - Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Chocolate chips (6%), Skimmed Milk Powder, Rice-Wheat Crispies (3%) Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin) Flavouring. It also says it may contain peanuts, hazelnuts and Almonds. I slowly removed the fresh, delicious looking wrapper to reveal the inner silver paper; (Such a fine chocolate should be cased in si
lver). Slowly I peeled off the silver and there it was a masterpiece. The chocolate inside looked as different as it looked delicious. It was of course white chocolate, divided into ten squares and you could see just under the surface of the chocolate were loads of brown blotches, these were the chocolate chips. The back of the bar had little beige lumps in it. I found that these were tiny little bits of crunchy biscuit. mmmm I held bar to my nose and took along deep whiff, mmmm it smelt nice and creamy, not quite as sweet as thought it would, very creamy. I held my chocolate bar in both hands and snapped off the top two squares, then I snapped them in half. By this time I was almost drooling. Taking my one lovely looking and creamy smelling chunk, I stuffed it in my gob, and began to savour the taste. UUGGGH! EOOO! It tasted like candle wax. It was horrible, disgusting and tasteless. I was gutted! How could they? ? LINDT?, produce a bar like this, compared with their other products, it?s disgusting. There was hardly any taste to it at all; it smelt a lot better than it tasted. It had a mouth feel like grease. There were little crunchy bits, and these were crunchy, but no taste. After tasting it, or rather not tasting it, I decided I would share it with the family after all. They all agreed that it was not anything like the ?LINDT? standard we all know and trust at all. Even the dog wouldn?t eat it; he just gave my his ?You know where you can stick that look? and walked off with his nose and tail in the air. So would I recommend this product? Only if you like eating candle wax, because that was what it reminded me of. I personally will never buy that, what ever they call it bar again, as much as I love LINDT. All in all it tasted as odd as it sounds. The experience has left me, on the whole feeling quite traumatised and feeling sorry for my self. Thanks for listening. It ha
I was over at a friends house when she offered my some Lindt chocolate. I hadn't tried this chocolate before so you could say it was whole new experience and one that I really enjoyed. Brief History...... The Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate company originated as a small, father and son Zürich chocolate shop in 1845. From those roots grew the Lindt tradition in Swiss chocolate of the finest quality. As the company grew, Lindt chocolate became well known in Europe. Today, Lindt chocolate is an international company that is famous around the world. Taste...... Having tried the milk chocolate at my friends I thought it was excellent. As chocolate goes it was as good any that I have previously tried. So I decided to purchase the Lindt dark chocolate which again equally as fantastic. The taste was mouth-watering. It seemed to melt in your mouth with ease. It certainly went down well, as the box was finished quite quickly. Packs of Lindt now don't last long in our household. Once a piece has been snapped off, soon the bar is gone. If you have a sweet tooth then you should definitely treat it to some Lindt chocolate. It may now be so good for your waistline but it's excellent for treating yourself. You can get Lindt chocolate easter eggs, individually packed truffles that come in a box of 22. Try the Lindt Lindo chocolates they are really good and perfect to eat in front of a good film. Overall I love Lindt chocolate and my Mum buys it me everytime she goes shopping!. If like me you like chocolate then you should try Lindt, because I'm sure you will approve.
American chocolate sucks. It is really, really disgusting. Even Kitkats and Mars bars taste different over there. Most Americans arriving in the UK think they’re in heaven, chocolate-wise, but we know better. Sure, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, and Mars’ Galaxy are nice, but they don’t quite top the chocolate stakes. For that you need to go further, deeper into continental Europe to Belgium for truffles and to, ta da da, Switzerland for the pure, solid stuff.. Lindt comes from the latter of these, and mmmmm, can you tell. ~~ History ~~ Back in the 1840s, two men with very silly names (David Sprüngli-Schwarz and Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann), owned a chain of, well, 2 chocolate shops in Zurich. Some time later after Rudolf’s retirement, one of his sons got his hands on a small but famous chocolate factory of belonging to a Mr Lindt in Berne. Many years later, in 1994 the HQ of "Lindt & Sprüngli” was founded in Salzburg but later that year relocated to Vienna. Today the Group is has factories in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria and the USA and sales and distribution companies in England, Poland, Spain, and Canada, plus sales offices in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, and Dubai. Their products are now available virtually worldwide, and - wait for it - taste the same wherever you go - and I’ve had the pleasure of sampling them in a good many different countries. ~~ The Products ~~ These vary from country to country, but include: Easter Specials – eggs, bunnies and chicks all come out to play from February onwards. They’re available in some department stores and the odd supermarket and independent retailer, so you might have a search ahead of you to find them, but they are worth it. Bars – available especially in mainland Europe, and duty free air port shops, Lindt “gold tablets” are 100 - 300g bars of silky goodness
. They come in milk, plain and white varieties, either alone of filled with nuts, fruit and marzipan. They taste very much like milka, but have nicer packaging and are jus t a smidge more on the silky side of creamy. They also have the “Lindt Excellence” range here in the UK and the rest of Europe, which features 100g bars of chocolate for about £1. They often have them in special multi-buy packs two. My favourites are the milk chocolate (I’m boring) and the Straciatella one I had from Billa in Vienna last year – white chocolate scattered with little crumb-sized pieces of plain chocolate. Other varieties include Irish Coffee, Macadamia nut, White Chocolate With Coconut, and Orange flavours. Lindt Lindor Chocolates - milk chocolate truffles with a soft melting centre – boxed chocolates for those who like life uncomplicated (and not full of nasty flavours you don’t like), these cost about £2.25 for 150 g, and come in clear and red cellophane wrappers. Around Valentine’s day you can also get them in huge heart shaped boxes for the romantics out there. Fioretto – this range includes small-ish (unless I’m just greedy) boxes of wrapped chocolates. Each box features only one flavour, but several varieties are available, including marzipan, chocolate mousse and nougat. Each one is covered in milk chocolate containing crisped rice pieces. Nouvelle Confiserie – this selection comes in two sizes (snack size and possibly-sharable size) and contains a selection of white, milk and dark chocolate cube shaped truffles which are a nice change from the standard round formation – when you eat as much chocolate as I do, you need variety now and then ;-) These are perfect because the truffles are lovely and small (although of course you can eat more than one) and they’re made in a way that just melts in your mouth. As well as these, I have a thing for the milk churns. These are s
ilver or gold coloured and full of individually wrapped pieced of Lindt in assorted flavours - the alpine milk is yummy, and much better than the plain old milk one (just like pale blue Ritter sport is nicer than middle blue Ritter sport…). These churns aren’t readily available here, but have a look in the duty free shops when you’re flying, and you can usually get your hands on one. Alternatively, lots of dedicated European chocolate shops stock them. And while we’re on the subject, why don’t they have those here too? I mean shops that sell all the best chocolates in the world, not just one brand. I’m feeling quite deprived just thinking about it. The general perception is that Lindt is a quality brand, and so they can charge a premium price, but if you’ve ever tasted their products I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth it. It’s not everyday chocolate, or even every week chocolate, but when someone gives you them as a present, or you just feel like treating yourself, there’s nothing better. ~~ Chocolate Aficionados ~~ Believe it or not, the Lindt website (lindt.com) has a section on professional chocolate connoisseurs. What a job! Here are some of their tips for determining the quality: When you break it, look at whether it crumbles and splinters, or breaks cleanly, this indicating the highest quality With pralines, do they begin the melt if you hold them in your hands for a few seconds? They should - if they don’t it means they contain too much vegetable fat When you put it in your mouth, does it melt away cleanly, or leave a “floury” or gritty feeling in your mouth? This could indicate too much sugar. Does it melt at a reasonable speed in your mouth? Too fast is just as bad as too slow. What’s the advertised cocoa content? The higher the better (and mos
t Lindt products clearly state it on the packaging) but you also need to take note of the beans used, as even high amounts of low quality beans won’t give you the best taste. ~~ The Extras ~~ Berlin’s’ famous department store KaDeWe had a Lindt sponsored Easter display last year, complete with a school room for the soft toy bunnies, and a mountainous pile of the chocolatey ones for, well, me. At some museums in Salzburg, instead of giving out sticky lollipops to children, they hand over miniature Lindt umbrellas. Not as much in England, but certainly in the rest of the Lindt supplied world, you can find sugar free chocolates, suitable for diabetics. They also have a limited range of Lindt chocolate covered biscuits, but these aren’t a favourite of mine – much more expensive than, say, McVities, but not much nicer. As for the free chocolate, you didn’t think I’d forgotten did you? It’s quite simple, just get yourself a flight to New York, and head to their 5th Avenue shop where the everso lovely ladies will happily load you up with everso lovely free samples, all in an effort to get you to buy some posh boxed ones for the folks back home. I went. I saw. I ate. And ate. And ate some more. And I didn’t even get asked to leave. See, told you they were everso nice.
I should point out this opinion relates to the new macadamia lindt chocolate bar. I know! I know I am going to get slapped wrists from my diabetic clinic, but I couldn’t resist temptation. I was one of the thousands who captured Lindt’s new TV advert for their chocolate bars. Personally, I was rather taken with the Macadamia nut bar, while my wife sat drooling over the orange bar. As normal we paid our regular trip to Sainsbury’s last Friday, and as we walked down the chocolate aisle – I could resist no more. Temptation got a hold of me (at least it’s not an apple Eve aye?) I searched out the Lindt range and spied my desired bar sitting on the TOP shelf. Now being in a wheelchair, it is nearly always impossible to reach the top shelf (I should know ask my newsagent). In this case I could not reach so help was needed. Luckily my wife was at hand, and despite her cries of “no you can’t have it, think of your diabetes”, I got my own way and it ended up in my shopping basket! I scanned the pack and read “Delicious and crunchy caramelised Macadamia nut pieces, enrobed in extra creamy and smooth milk chocolate: a supreme indulgence”. Emmm I was totally sold. The bar cost £1.29 for a 100gram bar, and I was going to have it as my Sunday treat, so it wouldn’t make me feel so guilty! Sunday approached and the time for choccy arrived! Unwrapping the rather attractive white, brown and gold wrapper the first thing I noticed was the size of the chunks! Not your typical Cadbury’s sized chunks here! Each chunk was 1-½ inches by 1-¾ inches, although around only a ¼ of an inch thick-certainly not chunky like its counterparts. (Yes I measured it) Now never even having heard of the macadamia nut I went in research and found out the following: · The macadamia tree can grow/spread 30-40 feet · Macadamia is from Australia not Hawaii as many people think <
br><br>· It is the ONLY edible nut from its family – protea · It contains NO cholesterol (just need the no cholesterol/no sugar chocolate now?) · It is low in sodium · Low in saturated fats · Often classed as ‘King of the nuts’ (A title I strongly dispute!) Now a little about the company that produces the chocolate bar – Lindt: · The company begun in 1845 · After the war demand exploded · Licenses were granted in Italy in 1947, in Germany in 1950, and in France in 1954. · 1977 saw the start of the establishment of an international group of companies. Worldwide net sales had reached nearly 900 million Swiss Francs by 1993 · 1998 saw the company buy an American chocolate company · The company’s net sales of the Group reached Swiss 1.537 billion in 2000. Now for the chocolate bar itself… Like I said each square is fairly big, though not chunky. Place one piece in your mouth and you’ll be hooked. It is just like its description on the pack (as mentioned earlier in this op): Smooth, creamy, and totally enjoyable. However on the down side (for me at least), it seemed immensely sweet. Now this could be that I am not accustomed to too many sweet things, or the fact that it is genuinely sweet (if you’ve tried it and find it sweet please leave me a comment) I have always been a Cadbury’s/Galaxy type guy, but have now discovered an optional extra to the chocolate scene. Admit I would only keep it as a treat, or else the delicious taste, and creamy texture, might not be as appealing. Would I recommend it? Certainly I would 100%. Some people prefer chocolate to , I’d say have both! If you like chocolate, treat yourself to a bar of this chocolate – you won’t regret it. If you’re a , still treat yourself to a bar-chocolate is after all an aphrodisiac? Thanks for reading - Dave w
ww.lindt.com Lindt & SprÜngli (UK) Ltd Stockley Road, West Drayton Middlesex UB7 9BG Made in France by Lindt & SprÜngli FOOT NOTE: My wife totally finished off her bar of Lindt orange chocolate, and I mean finished, not one crumb left. Nope not one! She (being normal and of the non diabetic type), assured me her bar was ‘lovely, delicious, gorgeous’ –okay I told her enough about me what about the chocolate? So as a result of this extra mini poll, if you have a really sweet tooth a bar would suffice, if however you have a not so sweet tooth then ½ a bar would do.
Great chocolate in every variety - and it´s a very big one! I think everybody can find ones favorite chocolate! It´s just too bad that chocolate has calories otherwise it would be my main supply. The only chocolate which can top this one is MILKA - but they don´t have the pralinés. Furthermore they have great easter bunnys in chocolate - not only kids love the golden bunny with the bell also the adults adore it! You really should try Lind chocolates it doesn´t matter in what kind of form!
Lindt is one of the superior chocolatiers in the inexpensive price range, but their quality is easily noted as soon as you pop that first piece of chocolate into your mouth. Just let it melt. Savour the flavour. The texture. Forget the calories, the fat, the inches on your hips. This is indulgence, this is chocolate heaven at a price anyone can afford. They have a whole range - milk chocolate in the blue wrapper, white chocolate, truffle - but my favourites are two with liquid centres. One is raspberry. The other cherry. We came across them by chance. Hubby had gone to the shops and came back with a bar of the cherry as a treat. Oh my, we were hooked. Pretty soon, every time I sent him down there for something, he'd be bringing me back one of these, then it got to where he'd get us both one. Now he is not a choccy fan ... so you know something was going on! The cherry filling is almost like a liqueur, tart and tangy with a definite kick.. Very satisfying to the adult tastebuds. A whole lotta oomph in each little section. This was the first chocolate bar that I could actually enjoy simply by popping a piece in my mouth, and allowing it to melt. Wow! I could make the bar last ages. It was an experience, not just a bar of chocolate. Then one day, hubby returned from the shops without the object of our affections. The shelf had been empty, he said, not a bar of cherry in sight. My anticipation hung in the air, like a rock! Then he smiled a little and said, "It's not cherry but they had this one, so I thought you might like to give it a try". The wrapper was a similar red, and it was still a Lindt bar. Thus was my introduction into the delights of the raspberry bar. To me, although exquisite in its flavour and with the same melt-in-your-mouth tendencies as the cherry, this doesn't really taste of RASPBERRIES. It is excellent, tart and tangy like the cherry, but unlike anything ras
pberry that I have ever known. It is definitely different, and doesn't have the kick that the cherry has. These two bars give you excellent quality chocolate, as is usual with the Lindt name, at an affordable price but also something more. They tantalise your tastebuds with a naughty-but-nice air. You won't be able to say "no" once you've tried them. Trust me. I'm a chocoholic.
Lindt Excellence 70% has for long been my favourite chocolate to eat and to cook with. Valrhona may have more cachet but in terms of value for money, Lindt cannot be beaten. In France, Lindt also markets a range containing little fragments of roasted cocoa bean - wonderfully moreish! I'm less convinced by their boxed chocolates etc - for a real dark chocolate lover, they don't really stand comparison with fresh chocolate truffles. I do admit to a bit of a soft spot for Fioretto, a kind of crunchy-rice based thing that gives you an instant sugar hit.
Oh my lord. Gosh. Good grief. Ohhhh. Ahhhh. Woohoo. WOOHOO. Woo and double hoo. LOL. ROFL. <Big Grin>. Multiple smiley faces. Did I miss any? I should hope not. I haven’t missed this anyway. This. You know, this. This category. It’s a chocolate category. Now do you see what I mean? I’m excited! This is me, remember - Jill, the one who loves the stuff more than anyone else does – well at least as much as anyone else does anyway. Lindt chocolate – um…how long have you got? Don’t worry, I’m not going to keep you here all day, I’m going to limit myself. I’m going to stick to just the one type of Lindt chocolate, not the whole range – I don’t think even the best of my friends would have the patience to read my ramblings on all of it. Guess what? I love Lindt chocolate. Quelle surprise, I know, but I do. I have a favourite though and it’s Excellence. Excellence is the Lindt chocolate bar range. You get dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate. The dark chocolate has that magic minimum cocoa content of 70%. The milk and white come in at a respectable 30% with 20% milk solids. That's good quality chocolate. In fact Lindt Excellence is a very nice chocolate. It's my chocolate bar of choice. I have an occasional fling with Galaxy (never with Dairy Milk) but the usual 'just a bar of chocolate' is Lindt Excellence around here. At the moment my local Tesco are selling a pack of two for £1.59, a single bar is 99p. (I’d have preferred a three pack bargain myself, but then I’m just greedy.) The dark chocolate is my favourite – it smells heavenly and a square breaks off the bar with a really satisfying crack. It melts cleanly in your mouth, doesn’t stick to the roof of your mouth in a cloying way and isn’t too sweet. It tastes, um, well it tastes like the perfect dark chocolate – lovely. The milk chocolate
is nearly as nice and just that right amount more creamy than the dark. The white is very creamy, very sweet and should really be kept for those days when you just crave the same sugary stuff you did when you were little. I’m always in such a hurry to consume my chocolate stash that I generally just eat it straight (boring for a chocolate person I know – but it’s quick, it’s effective). Lindt Excellence is a jolly good chocolate though so it cooks really well. When melted it goes all nice and shiny like a good chocolate should. You SHOULD try something else than just eating it straight. In my calmer moments, when consumption can be delayed in favour of a short cooking time, I make hot chocolate by melting it in one of those bain marie things (glass bowl containing choc over saucepan of boiling water) and mixing it with heated cream and milk. You’ll have to work out your own quantities and stuff because I never measure, but it tastes nice whatever you do. Use the dark one and add sugar if you need. Oh, and chocolate fondue/chocolate fruits – you should try that. The same bain marie thing applies here. And you need lots of ‘dippy’ things – I like marshmallows, strawberries and bananas, but you can have anything you fancy. The proper idea is to get your dippy things, dip them in the melted Excellence and do some “place-on-greaseproof-paper, allow-to-ccol, arrange-attractively-on-posh-plate” kind of thing. Nooo, don’t do that. I never do that. Just get the bowl with the melted choc – dark or milk, both are great – sit on the sofa, dip your dippy things and eat them while the chocolate is still hot and runny and drips onto the cloth you remembered to put on your lap (or my case forgot because I was in too much of a hurry to start dipping). The best thing to do with Lindt Excellence is, of course, simply to eat it as quickly as you can. You never know
, someone might realise you have some and, horror of horrors, expect you to share it. Sneak off to your bedroom with the drink of your choice, some music and a book. Say you want to be alone or something, just make sure you’re not disturbed. Eat it all yourself. That’s the best thing. Of course, if you’re more generous than I you might not need to do this, you might not mind sharing. Of course too, if you’re really, really rich you might not need to do this either, you can just buy more bars than even you can eat alone. If either case applies to you I’m jealous. I wait until Michael’s gone to work and the children are in bed. Naughty Jill. I think I’d better stop soon. I’m sure you all realise that the bars of Excellence aren’t the sum of the Lindt range. It’s just the part I eat almost every day and it’s the part of the range I like best. Of course there are other things – especially the various boxed chocolates; Lindor, Fioretto, Swiss Tradition, and very nice they are too, it’s just that I don’t eat them much, well I eat them quite a lot actually, just not as much as I do other chocolates. There are Thornton’s shops in almost every town centre and at least two branches of my own personal 'posh choc' place, Leonidas, within three miles of where I live. There are multiple 'posh choc' online retailers – and for posh truffles and the like I’m more likely to use those places. Lindt have been around for a century and a half. They’re still going strong. I reckon they are destined to a place on the upmarket shelves of supermarket confectionery displays. They might not be as exclusive now as they once were but I bet they'll still sell a lot, much of it to me I expect. If you want my advice on Lindt chocolate I'd stick to the bars of Excellence - they re jolly nice and worth the few extra pennies you'd pay fo
r Cadbury's and Rowntree's. Unless you're a particular fan I'd say there are so many in the way of new, even nicer chocolate retailers around that the posh choc range isn’t the top of the tree any more. Still, I wouldn’t turn my nose up if you offered me one!
Lindt & Sprüngli, more commonly known as Lindt, is a Swiss chocolate and confectionery company. It was founded in 1845 by David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his son, Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann. It should not be confused with Confiserie Sprüngli: the companies split in 1892. In 1998, the company bought the Ghirardelli chocolate brand and all of the assets of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Since then, Lindt & Sprüngli has expanded the once-regional Ghirardelli to the international market. Lindt has factories in Aachen, Kilchberg, and Stratham in the United States.