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Yay! It's that time of year again when these are out. The Lindt chocolate reindeer is a perfect little gift for yourself or someone else as a stocking filler. It's just the right size and has the right amount of chocolate for you not to start feeling sick near the end of eating it all in one sitting. This is a good thing as the chocolate isn't too sweet that you have to stop after your first bite, and its isn't so more-ish that you overdo it by eating a second one. From what I gather on the ingredient lists on the wrapper - it is suitable for veggies, has 30% cocoa and 14% milk solids (so its a sweet milk chocolate and not dark which has more cocoa), contains barley, lactose and traces of nuts in case you're sensitive to any of these. It comes very well presented and reasonable priced (£2 for 100G of chocolate from Tesco), not too cheap though for chocolate, but other chocolate doesn't come dressed as a nice trinket. The ribbon and bell are a great touch and the bell does give out a tiny ring once flicked.
Once you get to opening it, the chocolate itself is not too hard to break, its weak at the body and pretty thick and heavy at the base and head - the reindeer is not solid all the way through. If you put it in the fridge you will need a hammer to break it cold - or you'll have you stamp on it. Stand firm! It may be a cute reindeer but you must destroy it and eat it!!!
On a final note the main reason I like these is because I thought they were bunnies last xmas and kept on calling it a bunny, which annoyed a friend - to my huge entertainment. I'm just getting to finishing one off right now and I think eating it in two sittings or sharing it is best - it's the size of the palm of your hand and what I think is a full helping of chocolate.
I bought Lindt Reindeer chocolate for my sons this year to put in their boots. They will find it only tomorrow morning but I bought one for my hubby as well and he shared his with me after the kids were in bed. It is a yummy reindeer suitable for vegetarians too. Lol
Price and package
The reindeer shaped chocolate is wrapped in gold paper and there is a red textile ribbon in his neck with a little bell on it. It is a real bell I mean it tinkles. It is on offer now in Sainsbury's. Instead of 2.99 pounds you can buy it for 1.99. A reindeer weights 100 g. Light. Lol
Ingredients and nutritional values
This reindeer consumed lovely milk chocolate which naturally is made of milk and premium quality cocoa beans. The exact ingredients remain Santa's secret and so does the energy value of this lovely chocolate. I think there should be at least one day in the year when we don't count those calories. (If you can't relax even for one day I suggest to look the ingredients and nutritional information on a simple Lindt Milk Chocolate because this reindeer is made of the same chocolate.)
When my hubby opened the reindeer's coat we were like our children. We waited the moment to taste it. There is a hole within the reindeer so it can be broken easily. It looks like a darker milk chocolate and has wonderful chocolate taste. Actually Lindt is a premium quality chocolate and so are its Christmas figures as well. It is as sweet as it should be and has lovely chocolaty smell. I know that it is not cheap but now it is on offer so it is really affordable. I bought them today (5 December) so that I didn't have to hide it for days. I was sure that I will find a few of them even today.
Lindt chocolates originate from Switzerland. In 1845 a confectioner called David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his son who was a confectioner too decided to make chocolate. Their chocolate was very popular so they improved the technology and produced more and more chocolate. In 1899 the company bought a chocolate company which owned the rights of Rodolphe Lindt's invention of conching. After that Sprüngli and Lindt managed together the company and started to make chocolat fondant... The company expanded to several countries by these days and they still make lovely smooth chocolate.
Lindt Gold Reindeer
Yes I know it's way past christmas, but had one of these in the fridge which was calling me, so decided to give in to temptation eat and revue, as you do.
Cute reindeer shaped chocolate with gold foil wrapping and a red neck tie fastened with a bell (that really tinkles).
One snowy winter's evening a lindt master chocolatier was sat reading a christmas story with his small daughter.
When she asked him" Daddy, why doesn't the Lindt father christmas have any reindeers?" and thus the idea of the Lindt chocolate reindeer was born.
Taste and Appearance
Colour light brown with a slight sheen to it and an even texture. Smooth to touch. Chocolate breaks with a distinct cracking sound. You can detect a smell of cocoa beans, vanilla and cream. Tastes smooth and creamy with a rich continental flavour.
It comes in two different sizes:
Large Reindeer Size I tried which is 5 inches tall and 4 inches wide priced at £2.29 weight 100g approx available at most confectionary outlets(Woolworths, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Others usually available at christmas I was lucky to have one left).
Miniature Reindeer 40g size RRP 99p