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This gold bunny rabbit is delicious, as well as looking nice from the wrapper. It's foil is of perfect condition, and although thin this is also a positive because it can be opened very easily. The bell around the rabbit's neck is decorative, but unfortunately doesn't jingle. The chocolate itself is delicious, it is very creamy creating a smooth feel when eating it. The chocolate is also thick, however there is nothing inside of the chocolate so it is a chocolate layer that you break into. Priced at around £2 for a reasonable sized bunny, this is a great and good quality product.
Arr the Lindt Gold Bunny here is where my Lindt obsession began. This little gold bunnies with there red ribbon necklace with bell have alot to answer for it starts with the bunny but let me tell you it soon moves on to the truffles, the reindeer, the santa, the bars its a slippery slope into a chocolate heaven.
LINDT have been making chocolate since 1845 and the many years of work definately show for me in the taste. The chocolate shaped bunny is wrapped in gold foil with a red ribbon round his head which has a little gold coloured bell attached to it. Once open you find the chocolate bunny with his well defined ears and eyes. Once open I break his ears off where the chocolate is thiner and then pop it in my mouth it is simply delicious the further down the bunny you get the thicker the chocolate is and the base is very thick so it does not disapoint. The chocolate melts in your mouth and is really creamy. It is alot more creamy than Cadburys Dairy Milk which I find can sometimes be a little dry in my mouth and it is also more creamy than my beloved galaxy.
The Lindt bunnies come in a variety of sizes and prices do vary depending on size I have been known to spend £3 on one for an extra special treat but that is one that will last more than one sitting if I have the will power that is.
The bottom of the bunny shows the ingreidients though I can not find the calorie content anywhere which actually is probably not a bad thing if your treating yourself you should be able to without knowing how many calories you are consuming, I think its probably alot though lol.
4 stars for me looses a star for the price.
Although when we think of Easter and chocolate, eggs are probably the first product that comes into people's minds, surely the iconic and much loved Lindt bunny cannot be far behind.
Every year the Lindt bunnies come out in abundance before Easter, tempting me with their shiny gold foil coats, large dark eyes and lovely red collars complete with tiny tinkling gold bells. They sit on the shelves amidst the eggs and also reside patiently at the tills in supermarkets, silently asking me to take them home. Their packaging is just gorgeous and I don't know many people who don't find it charming. I think they are supposed to be aimed at children but I am definitely not a child and I think they are beautiful little creatures.
When you peel the gold foil away from the bunny, you find a chunky little fellow underneath whose ears, eyes, legs and face are well defined in milk chocolate. The chocolate is a nice thickness, thin enough at the top to easily bite into but thicker at the base, where a nice chunky bit is much appreciated. The chocolate is of course melt in the mouth delicious, as it is made by Lindt. The chocolate used for the bunnies is slightly darker and more like plain chocolate than the very creamy, almost buttery chocolate used in the Lindor truffles, and I prefer the bunny chocolate!
The Lindt bunnies come in different sizes. The ones that I spot most frequently in supermarkets and that are most often received by me as presents are the 50 gram variety. These cost around £1.49 each to buy, although they are currently half price at Asda seeing as they are trying to sell off their remaining stock post-Easter. You can also purchase 200 gram ones which I believe are around £3. They also come in larger and smaller sizes and I have seen some very little ones in packets or as part of Easter egg sets.
Unfortunately as with all Lindt products, the bunny seems reluctant to divulge any information about his nutritional make-up. There is a list of ingredients on the base of the wrapper, but he refuses to tell us how many calories he contains or the level of fat or sugars we might be consuming when we eat him. This is really annoying for those of us who need to keep an eye on what we're eating. Obviously the bunny is going to be high in fats, saturates and sugars but it would be helpful to know exactly how high.
Despite the lack of nutritional information, the Lindt bunny remains one of my favourite treats. He is expensive to buy at full price, considering that you can pick up reasonable sized Easter eggs for the price of just a 50 gram bunny, but the extra expense is worth it occasionally!
Being quite heavily pregnant and increasingly fed up of feeling achy and constantly tired, this year I decided to throw caution out of the the window. I put all concerns about calories and added poundage to the very back of my mind and decided to throw my else into the tradition of scoffing unlimited amounts of chocolate at Easter.
Now a week or so on from the weekend, most has been devoured and while it was gorgeous I have to admit I have saved the best until last. My lovely brother came to visit over Easter and he came armed with lovely Easter gifts for my girls and I luckily received my all time favorite Easter treat..... a Lindt Gold Bunny.
I love Lindt chocolate, it provides the mouth with a overwhelming sensation of luxury and has a fabulous creamy delicious taste. It is very distinctive and to be completely honest, I have never heard anyone say that they dislike it.
Anyway as I said i saved this particular Easter treat until last. To begin with I was saving it for a special occasion but then I decided I could resist no longer as decided to peel back that distinctive gold wrapper. The bunny is literally a hollow bunny shaped piece of Lindt milk chocolate. It is wrapped in a gold foil wrapper and has a red ribbon around his neck with a little bell. He really is very cute but not so adorable that I felt too guilty to break a big chunk of his ear.
The chocolate is fabulously chunky, that's what I have always loved about Easter eggs - the fact the you get bit of varying thickness and somethimes you find a really fat chunky bit. The chocolate really does taste sensational and consequently you only need a small bit bit to get a satisfying chocolate hit.
I am being much more restraint with my Lindt bunny, I'm not going too scoff it all in one sitting as this would be a waste. Instead I'm going to spread it out over a few evenings to get maximum enjoyment.
I think this is the perfect grown up Easter treat and I think anyone would be pleased to receive this gorgeous bunny as a gift. The bunny comes in various sizes and you can even buy little bags of miniture bunnies. The bunny I received was the 200g size and I believe this can cost around £3.99 although around Easter there are often special multi buy offers on.
Recently in Tesco at the till something golden caught my eye, it was a unique shape, a gold rabbit, cheekily I added it to my parents shopping trolley hoping they didn't notice. Even though I was caught red handed they were fine and decided that as they were ½ price (74p) it was worth trying. Knowing that I love Lindt chocolate it could have been a perfect little bonus to a brilliant day, but having seen the adverts for the Lindt Gold Bunny I wasn't too sure on it. Yes it Lindt but it seemed to be Lindt aimed for children, this wasn't right Lindt is for adults, it's a grown up chocolate, it's special, it's orgasmic, it's grown up. How could Lindt be made for children with out totally ruining what made it special?
The product comes in a rabbit shape with a golden foil and black ink (which are used for things like the eyes, nose and whiskers on the rabbit). The image is topped off with a red ribbon and a little gold bell and it seems like a 7 year old girls perfect idea of how chocolate should be. Thankfully as I'm not a 7 year old girl I'm more than happy to rip the wrapper away and start munching on what is expected to be a travesty to the Lindt name. Inside the wrapper the chocolate is a simple rabbit shape, though there is some detail (the eyes and ears) it's very minimal and is more of a smooth and solid chocolate than a clever chocolate treat. After snapping it's head off (just to upset all the little girls reading this review) the chocolate sort of shattered, sadly meaning I'd wasted some, though it was only a little, it was time to eat it. Though Lindt "should" be enjoyed over time, letting it melt slowly over your tongue and in your mouth, it was thought that this was going to be a little less sophisticated. Man was I ever wrong.
For those that have Lindor (the leading Lindt product) they may not have noticed just how nice the chocolate on the outside is (instead enjoying the inner balls) well this rabbit is made entirely from the same (or very similar) plain Lindt milk chocolate as the outside of the Lindor balls. The taste of this chocolate is smooth, rich and intense, a real delight to eat that seems to melt quicker than most other Lindt product. It seems that a product that is marketed towards kids (little girls especially) is surprisingly grown up, the chocolate is nothing short of a pure success and at 74p it's a delightful bargain.
So problems? Well the full price (around £1.50) is a rather hefty and most importantly you can't go out as a 20 something year old guy and buy it, you'll look a bloody fool carrying home a load of little gold bunnies. Other than that it's a brilliant and fantastically enjoyable chocolate treat.
Product contains: Milk, Barley, Soya and may contain traces of Nuts, Hazelnuts and Almonds.
The product packaging is not suitable for those under 3 as the bell can pose a choking hazard
The product is 50g.
So, ignoring the confusion about what bunnies and choclate have to do with Easter (Thank you to the late Bill Hicks for raising those points when I was younger and getting me into a lot of trouble at school when I asked about it!), Easter is a time for rebirth, awakenings, and most importantly chocolate edibles in the shape of creatures.
And Lindt have made the perfect Easter treat in the form of the gold bunny, it's brilliance isn't just in looks or taste but also in the lovely adverts they show on tv when they are looking for the bunnies and ring a lindt bell and they all come out from their hiding places. It's just an utterly charming advert that makes me smile.
But onto the product itself, the Lindt chocolate bunny is commonly found around easter time, nestled with the more upmarket easter eggs or in your newsagents. He comes dressed in luxurious gold foil with a lovely little working bell around his neck. Upon unwrapping the foil you find a thick but hollow chocolate bunny that smells the way chocolate should.
The smell of the chocolate is enough to make your mouth water, it is a deep rich smell like that you get when in real chocolatier shops over the channel. This is not like Cadbury's, or Hersheys - this is far better.
Look-wise the chocolate looks just like any other milk chocolate, which is very deceiving when combined with the smell.
And so to the taste - well, as you can imagine from the smell it is a rich tasting chocolate that has a much deeper taste than your run of the mill milk chocolate. It also has a wonderful melting quality, as soon as you place a piece in your mouth it begins to melt, covering your entire tongue with the rich sweetness of the chocolate. It is a very satisfying taste and feeling as you eat it.
So grab them while you can, and if like now it's too late to nab one, don't fear - the Lindt chocolate reindeer and santa are made from the exact same chocolate and in the same way so you can enjoy this confection even now that the nights are drawing in.
Lindt - luxury - a brand which if there adverts are to be believed will be a worthwhile chocolate experiece. Well it certainly delivers this and more.
With the bunny and Christmas reindeer versions available at all supermarkets and with aggressive advertising these certainly form a large part of festive gifts.
And for good reason; starting externally the wrapper is shiney and luxurious. The bell is an outstading feature, not only characterising the brand but providing an amusing addition to this eatable feast.
The price is reasonalbe, but only has 200g of chocolate. You are paying a premium for the shaping and packaging, but I feel that it is worth it.
Peel the wrapper off reveals a moulded chocolate bunny, still detailed with the features seen on the outside. The moulding certainly does not leave you feeling you have been eating a simepl easter egg. It is thick, solid and requires quite a bite to get through.
It is quite easy to re-wrap this bunny and finish it off later. The wrapping is stong enough to stand the rigors of re-application.
Therefore, with the luxury provided for this festive experince it is qorth buying as a gift - doesn't stike me as the sort of thing you'd get away with buying for yourself.
Shortly before Easter last year I went around telling my family that I was on a diet (story of my life), so instead of receiving lots of big Easter eggs I received a couple of little Lindt Gold Bunnies.
* Background *
Lindt are a luxury Swiss chocolate and confectionary company that have been manufacturing the iconic Lindt Gold Bunnies for over 50 years (although I have only noticed them in shops over the last few years). Other Easter treats from Lindt include Lindor filled eggs, Lindt Gold Bunnies with individually wrapped chocolate carrots, chocolate lambs and a number of large Easter Eggs.
* Sizes *
They come in different sizes ranging from 10g to 1kg, however I will be basing the review primarily on the 200g bunny, which in my opinion seems to be the most popular size.
* Availability *
The Lindt Bunnies are seasonal and are sadly only available around Easter time each year, although they can be ordered at various online stores throughout the year. They are available from all good food shops such as Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons.
* Different Bunnies *
The most common Gold Bunny is made from milk chocolate, however there are also dark chocolate and white chocolate bunnies available. They look similar except the dark chocolate bunnies wear blue ribbons and the white chocolate bunnies wear white ribbons.
* Price *
Lindt Gold Bunnies don't come particularly cheap, you can look at paying around £5.00 for a single 200g bunny.
* Packaging *
The bunny is wrapped in a thin golden foil and is 15.5cm in height (however there are lots of different sizes as I've already mentioned). He doesn't look like a silly cartoon rabbit, but a sophisticated little chap with a serious expression - much like a real bunny. He looks so gorgeous that it's hard to want to unwrap him. It's so well made that you start to believe those fabulously over-the-top Lindt adverts... 'Yes my bunny is most definitely hand crafted with pure passion from the finest chocolatier in the world' (when in actual fact it's probably Dave from the mass bunny making Lindt factory in South London!).
The bunny has a red ribbon around it's neck with a jingly bell on. This is an extra cute touch, although it does make me wonder how many of these are just being chucked in the bin all over the world - I might like these little bunnies but the environment must hate them!
* Look & Taste *
The bunny is hollow and the chocolate is about a centimetre thick. The thickness of the chocolate is one of the things that I really like about the bunnies, as most hollow chocolate products are quite thin and flimsy. Infact the ears are made from solid chocolate! When you break into the chocolate it makes a snapping sound.
The texture of the chocolate is totally smooth with no sign of any lumps, bumps or bubbles - perfection! It is light brown in colour and looks almost polished.
The bunnies taste just divine. I find them delicious and totally moreish. The taste is hard to describe as I don't think I've ever tasted anything which tastes like Lindt chocolate but it's very rich and creamy. It does absolutely not have that cheap chocolate taste which so many chocolates seem to have and should appeal to most palates.
* Nutritional *
The Lindt Gold Bunnies contain sugar, cocoa butter, milk ingredients, cocoa mass, lactose, soya lecithin and artificial flavour. They may contain traces of peanuts, hazelnuts and almonds. They are suitable for vegetarians. 1/4 (50g) of a Lindt Gold Bunny contains a whopping 270 calories which really isn't good, but Easter only comes around once a year so don't feel too bad.
* Overall *
Overall this would make a lovely, cute and rather sophisticated Easter present. It's a sweet treat for adults but kids will love it too (however it's not recommend for children under 3 due to the small bell) . It certainly makes a nice change from a plain old Easter egg.
I brought my grandaughters for Easter a bag of the smallest Lindt bunnies as well as a larger one each. I am a big fan of Lindt chocolate but have never tried one of their lovely looking bunnies. I found one in my bread bin this morning that had obviously been hidden by one of the girls and forgotten about, I was in the mood for a bit of chocolate so settled down with a cup of tea to eat my bunny.
I love my bunny even before I unwrap him. He is wrapped in a lustrous gold foil and has a little red ribbon around his neck, it isn't an actual ribbon but is painted on the foil with my bunnys eyes and features. A Lindt bunny looks like a typical drawing of a bunny sitting on all fours and looking as cute as possible. It is with a touch of regret that I unwrap him because I know he is going to taste lovely but I feel mean destroying this sweet looking little thing.
I do unwrap him though and underneath the foil is a beautifully carved chocolate bunny. As soon as the foil started coming off I could immediately smell the delicious scent of Lindt chocolate and it is a strong milk chocolate smell that made my mouth water. The bunnys ears, face and legs are carved into the chocolate and this makes it look 3D and really helps it to look like a real rabbit.
I bit his ears off first because it was the most obvious place to start. The chocolate is lovely and thick and quite hard to bite because of how thick it is. I bit half of the ears off this little Lindt bunny and this was a perfect mouthful of chocolate. Do not forget this bunny is only about 2 inches long so I was not being greedy biting so much off.
Lindt is my very favourite chocolate but I was disappointed by the taste of the milk chocolate used for the bunny. It is nice and rich but for me it lacks the Lindt something to make it special. Let me try to describe the chocolate to you. It is rich and creamy as all good milk chocolate should be and has a lovely smooth texture. As with most Lindt chocolate it starts to melt as soon as I place it in my mouth and the sweetness of the chocolate intensifies as it melts. I cannot put my finger on why it is not as good as other Lindt chocolate but I think part of it is because I think this bunny has a bit of a greasy taste that quickly made me feel a little bit sick.
I ate the whole bunny in about 5 mouthfuls and really enjoyed him. When I said above that I was disappointed I do not mean that I didn't think the bunny was a delicious chocolate treat because it was. I just couldn't eat one mouthful more than a small bunny and how my grandaughter ate a huge bunny in one sitting I'll never know. I think there are about 300 calories in this little bunny which is a bit high but it is not something I will eat all the time so I am not going to worry about it. I paid £5 for a little bag of these bunnies and there were about 5 or 6 in the bag so I think this is good value because individually they cost between £1.49 and £1.99 depending on where you shop.
---The MAGICAL GOLD LINDT BUNNY---
"Lindt Swiss Maîtres Chocolatiers have passionately created the most charming expression of finest Lindt chocolate, lovingly dressed in gold and crowned by the golden bell. With the Lindt Gold Bunny you enjoy the ultimate Easter emotion. Gold Bunny is the friend that joyfully enlivens your emotions."
Well this is another of my Easter gifts surfacing here. He has been sitting here looking at me since Easter. I have him next to my computer. But there is no way I am going to eat him. He is just too special! - There is something magical about the 'Lindt Gold Bunny'. It is so beautifully crafted, then wrapped carefully in the finest gold foil, and what finishes it off so beautifully is the red ribbed ribbon and gold sparkling, tinkling bell. It really is a very special seasonal chocolate that carries with it the very essence of Easter time. -
Lindt Master Chocolatiers have been creating delicious chocolate since 1845, and with the creation of their imaginative'Gold Bunny'(setting Religion aside for one moment), Lindt have encapsulated everything that Easter is about and all it represents in this one chocolate offering. I see spring as a re-birth, a renewal, a time when all the daffodils are blooming, flowers are popping up their heads, bunnies are hopping around the fields and children are looking forward to celebrating Easter and receiving their Easter Eggs and gifts.-.
According to my research, Lindt chocolate is really rather special. It has that quality of flavour that is second to none. Rodolphe Lindt was a celebrated Swiss chocolate-maker of his era. He had invented a new way of manufacturing , that produced a subtle blend of chocolate with an amazing melting quality. He also perfected the unique aroma that gives Lindt its own definable characteristics. His famous 'melting chocolate' received renowned recognition and lends itself to the wordwide reputation of Swiss chocolate. Through the ages the expertise and passion of Lindt's master chocolatiers have resulted in a supierior standard of excellence in their chocolate today.-
---LINDT GOLD CHOCOLATE BUNNY---
The Lindt chocolate bunny is the most delightful Easter token to be found at this time of year. The bunny signifies spring to me and just seems to be a perfect gift for young or old. Easter eggs are great to receive but the Lindt bunny is somehow just that little bit more special. Carefully wrapped in gold foil, with the red ribbon and gold bell around the neck, it has the most charming and appealing appearance. With its long ears and small black eyes and its cute stance, it just seems to appeal to the eye and imagination. The Lindt bunny comes in varying sizes starting from the smallest at just the £2.49 mark, and the largest one is huge, though I am not too sure if it is to be found in the UK. Children love them; it captures their vivid imaginations and as I said I can't even bring myself to eat mine as it looks so lovely.
The ingredients of the chocolate bunny are: Sugar - Cocoa Butter - Whole milk - Powder Cocoa Mass - Lactose - Skimmed Milk Powder - Soya - Barley - Malt extracts - Cocoa solids - Milk Solids.- WARNING! - May contain traces of peanut, hazelnuts and almonds, therefore making it definitely unsuitable for anyone with nut allergies. - The chocolate bunny has a guarantee of quality stamped upon the foil, with the makers address at Lindt & Sprüngli stamped beneath, presumably for contact should you not be satisfied with the quality of the product.
The Lindt bunny is made of milk chocolate, and the small size that I have weighs 1.7 oz/50g. It has a WARNING note on the foil: 'Not to be given to a child under three years old' due to the neck decoration of ribbon and bell, as it could potentially be a choking hazard.
---THE LINDT CHOCOLATE FLAVOUR---
On first impressions the appearance of the chocolate is mid brown in colour, even textured, with a nice sheen to it. It appears very smooth and nicely moulded. I have broken a small piece off the base of the bunny to give my opinion on the taste :( The chocolate is thick, rich with a continental flavour and it has a nice snap and crunch to it. It melts instantly upon the tongue, leaving a full cocoa flavour around the palate. This is what they mean by melting chocolate, and it quite simply melts on contact with the inside of the mouth. The flavour is 'quite' nice; though I do have to say I expected it to be a lot more impressive given Lindt's reputation.
It didn't give me the full creamy flavour that I would normally associate with milk chocolate. That lasting richness that surrounds and clings to the palate. I would say that the flavour of the Lindt bunny is nothing to write home about really. But on the plus side, the flavour of the Lindt chocolate is not too strong or long lasting, and I experienced no bitter after-taste. I was just left with a slight disappointment that this Swiss chocolate with its amazing reputation was in fact quite bland.-
---THE AROMA OF LINDT CHOCOLATE---
The Lindt chocolate aroma is actually really quite nice. It is full bodied with a deep rich aroma of vanilla and cocoa. The continental depth came through as a lingering smell, and the strength of the chocolate aroma promises more than the actual experience of taste offered, in my opinion. Maybe the bunny is not the best impression of Lindt chocolate there is, as I am sure that the boxed varieties, and slab chocolate are much nicer according to my memory. But on the whole the aroma of the Lindt chocolate is very pleasant indeed.-
Lindt also offer another seasonal chocolate for Christmas in the form of a reindeer again lovingly wrapped in the delicate gold foil and finished off with red ribbon and bell. These animal characters are really very well made and really sweet and endearing. They are beautifully produced and perfect for the given times of year.-
Well, I thought that the 'Lindt Golden Easter Bunny' was charming in appearance. This is a gift that children would love to receive I should imagine. The bunny is very appealing with the dressing that Lindt have given it of gold coat and ribbon with gold bell attached. It is carefully produced and presented and the whole item gives an impression of quality. It makes a precious gift that brings a smile to your face. It epitomises Easter and is a good alternative or addition to the traditional Easter egg.
What I wasn't so impressed with was the actual taste of the chocolate. It didn't have the sweet creamy flavour that I am accustomed to with milk chocolate, but maybe that is due to the fact that this is continental chocolate and therefore maybe an acquired taste. Nonetheless I am sure that children would still enjoy this and not even notice the difference in flavour that I experienced. So yes I would recommend it as all taste buds are not the same and maybe it was just mine just weren't too impressed with the flavour of the 'Lindt Golden Bunny'. -
"Gold Bunny is the friend that joyfully enlivens your emotions. With the Lindt Gold Bunny you enjoy the ultimate Easter emotion".
Lindt Gold Bunny
The packaging is very attractive and makes these bunnies appealing to both children and adults. They definitely have the ahhhhhhhhhhhh factor. Cute rabbit shaped chocolate with gold foil wrapping and a red neck tie fastened with a bow and a little bell (that really tinkles).
Rodolphe lindt was probably the most famous chocolate maker of his day. In 1879 he developed a technique by which he could manufacture chocolate which was superior to all others. Using the "conche" ( A conche is an agitator that evenly distributes cocoa butter within chocolate so called becuse originally they were shaped like conch shells) he produced chocolate with a wonderfully delicate flavour and melting quality.
Taste and apperance
Colour light brown with a slight sheen to it and an even texture. smooth to touch. chocolate breaks with a distinct cracking noise. Rich, smooth and creamy with a hint of vanilla and a rich continental flavour ( for anybody who hasn't tried Lindt before it tastes like thorntons continental chocolates and is very rich and creamy).
To get the true taste its supposed to be at room temperature (so say the chocolatiers) but I prefer it straight from the fridge.
I love these the chocolate is delicious and very rich. They are high in calories and fat so you would probably be better just having these for a special treat. These bunnies make a great easter gift as an altrnative to an Easter egg.
Price and availability
The medium sized bunny is available in white and brown chocolate and priced at £2.99.
Very large bunny is £9.99 and I have only seen these in brown chocolate.
Very small bunny is 99 pence and I have only seen this in brown chocolate.
Usually only available around Easter and most supermarkets and shops stock them.
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