Product Type: Lindt Chocolate Chocolate
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Lindt Excellence Extra Creamy
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Lindt Excellence Extra Creamy
Advantages: Melt in the mouth taste
Disadvantages: The price
My grandma always has a bar of this luxurious Swiss chocolate in her fridge and it was her who introduced me to this calorific delight, and since the day I sampled my first square of Lindt chocolate I cannot watch one of their eye-catching adverts without my mouth instantly watering.
Lindt (part of Lindt & Sprüngli) is a well established Swiss brand of Chocolatiers who have been making chocolate since 1845. Originally a family a small family business 'Sprüngli & Son,' the chocolate company has since rocketed with a variety of products available in over 100 countries. Many of which are available in most supermarkets: including their famous Lindor truffles, Easter bunnies, and their Excellence range, with a variety of flavours such as chilli, dark, white and orange intense.
For me I'm a milk chocolate girl, always have been and probably always will be, and their 'Excellence Extra Creamy' milk chocolate is my personal favourite and it certainly wouldn't disappoint most chocoholics. The milk chocolate range by Lindt is distinguishable from the others by the prominence of the colour blue on the packaging. From the packaging it's clearly visible that they are marketing their product as elite popular chocolate for the adult market, with a classic white background and sophisticated simplicity. Within this thin cardboard outer packing the inner chocolate delights are wrapped in foil for freshness.
Lindt claim that 'with Lindt Excellence you discover with (all) your senses the ultimate finesse in (solid) chocolate,' (lindt.co.uk) and I have to say I totally agree with them. As with all yummy chocolates the smell is the most powerful first impression and upon peeling back the foil I am always greeted by a rich and creamy intense chocolate aroma. The chocolate itself is very thin and shaped into squares with each square faintly marked across the diagonal; one half faintly patterned with diagonal lines and the other plain apart from the small Lindt label. As soon as I place one of these heavenly squares upon my tongue it slowly begins to melt, filling my mouth with its heavenly sweet chocolaty tastes as its sensual aroma slowly builds and overwhelms the senses. I am a sucker for chocolate and I truly tingle all over as its smooth texture melts slowly away. I usually try and leave each square in my mouth as long as possible, letting it flow all over my tongue, reaching every single taste nerve before giving into the urge to chew the last lingering lumps of chocolate and swallow. (Wow! I am in imaginative chocolate heaven as I write this) Unlike many other reviewers and chocoholics, though, I wouldn't go as far as to say that this small 100g bar of chocolate is better than sex.... but it is certainly a potent aphrodisiac!
My grandma manages control her love of Lindt eating just one small square per day - but this is behaviour I just can't understand as when it comes to chocolate delights I simply cannot control myself and even now on every visit to see her I devour her stash in moments. Personally I don't believe, however, that Lindt is an everyday chocolate bar due to its rich intense taste, and because of this I reserve it for special occasions and stick to my (cheaper) Cadburys for more regular chocolate fixes. It's a brand and taste that I personally associate with visits to my Grandma and also Christmas, most likely because this is the time of year when it seems acceptable to pig out and spend a fortune on sweet delights. The chocolate has a recommended retail price of £1.59 so it's certainly not one of the cheapest chocolates on the supermarket and petrol station shelves, and for a relatively small 100g bar I usually feel that this is out of my every day price range.
I also limit how frequently I buy this luxurious melt in the mouth chocolate as it has to be one of the most calorific treats out there and with my lack of self control it is highly hazardous for my hips and newly acquired size 10 figure to keep it in the cupboard. As each 39.2g serving (about 4 squares) contains: 232 calories and 15.1g of fat (9g saturated), so if like me you gobble down the whole bar that's about 580 calories!!! Over a quarter of the average woman's recommend daily calorie allowance and it would totally and instantly undo all my good work at the gym. As such these posh chocolates are defiantly best left for special occasions, making it all the more special when you do give into the naughty temptation to indulge.
Summary: Verry yummy for the occasional treat