Product Type: Lindt Chocolate Chocolate
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Lindt Chocolate in general
Member Name: David A. Brett
Lindt Chocolate in general
Date: 16/03/02, updated on 16/03/02 (716 review reads)
Advantages: tasty, tasty, very very tasty
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
Lindt & SprÜngli (UK) Ltd
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.