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This I would call quite a heavy bar of chocolate in terms of taste. This is most certainly not a bar you could eat in one go! It is a luxury bar but as the range states it is this is 'GRANDE', thick and creamy.
This is a thick bar for only 100g at just 170 calories you would expect it to be much more.
This contains 37% hazelnuts, this is not one of those bars that have little bits of hazelnuts here and there or no taste whatsoever. These are whole caramelised hazelnuts with bite and plenty of flavour too which really adds to the value of this chocolate.
The hazelnuts are blended with dark chocolate and this really helps with the flavour. Although I prefer the milk version this was just as lovely, I think it's just preference.
Again this does tend to melt quickly, it shouldn't last long enough to melt quickly but it does.
I would say that out of the dark bars I prefer the 'EXCELLNACE' range as it is not to bitter but the 'GRANDE' range I found it really left a bitter taste and my mouth quite dry. I would normally make a coffee with a bar such as this but even the coffee made it to dry.
This 'Grande' range is a little bit more pricier at £2.79 but well worth it.
There are two more flavours available, white hazelnuts and milk, to choose from. I sadly and unapologetically went for all three!
All I can say is that this bar without doubt is one of my all time favourite chocolate bars. With the creaminess you wouldn't have a clue that you were eating dark chocolate- the hazelnuts are crisp and the nutty flavours blend heavenly throughout every bite, melting in the mouth perfectly. It's on it's own league of deliciousness! When I discovered I was celiac, I was absolutely gutted I could no longer eat Ferrero rochers as they one of my favourite treats or gifts, and it wasn't until I found this bar that I felt I'd discovered a worthy alternative! I quite like Lindt in general also as I believe their chocolate to be of a better quality, though I'm not sure on their stance toward fair trade etc but I have heard it to be good. At almost £3 a bar however, this is a rare treat!
This is one of my fave Lindt bars, the combination of dark chocolate and whole hazelnuts makes it a thicker bar than most of them from this range.
The chocolate is absolutely delish, it's smooth and creamier than most dark chocolates. It's got a yummy bitter flavour to it but the hazelnuts also make it taste a bit sweeter than it would usually and the nuts are lovely and crunchy as well.
I love how nutty the chocolate bar is, there are shedloads of hazelnuts in it and even by looking at the unwrapped bar I can count dozens of them. They are dead fresh and have a bit of a crunch as well as being nice and soft at the same time.
The chocolate melts lovely in my mouth and it's loads better than other dark chocolate bars, it's creamy and smooth with a delish crunch which is thanks to the pieces of caramelised hazelnuts that I wasn't even expecting in the bar. The caramelised and whole hazelnuts go so good together that even when I'd eaten this large bar to myself I still wanted some more! lol
It's one of the most expensive Lindt bars and costs £1.94 but it's worth it because the chocolate is so yummy and the nuts make it an absolutely wicked treat.
I had been a bit disappointed with the Lindt bunny I ate but it gave me a real craving for a decent bar of Lindt chocolate so when I was in Woolworths today I brought a bar of Lindt Dark Hazelnut to share with my friend over a cup of tea.
First let me get something straight and say if you like dark chocolate and nuts then you'll love this bar, if you do not like either then forget it. It comes in a smart Lindt package that always makes me feel like Charlie opening a Wonka bar because you have to open a card sleeve to get to the chocolate that is wrapped in luxurious silver foil.
The segments of the bar are the typical Lindt 1" squares of chocolate but this is thicker than most of the Lindt bars to accommodate the whole hazelnuts. The underside of the bar shows an absolute covering of nuts all near the surface of the rich looking chocolate and if you think a Whole Nut has plenty of nuts then you haven't seen a thing! Breaking off a square I can smell a beautiful combination of dark chocolate and nuts.
I bit into my square and was overwhelmed by how lovely this chocolate is. It tastes and feels like a luxury chocolate and the hazelnuts are as fresh as any I'd buy in the shells from the market. Hidden in the bar are small pieces of caramelised hazelnuts and these are deliciously sugary and crunchy. They are a lovely change in texture from the softness of the nuts and creaminess of the chocolate.
I like to let the chocolate melt in my mouth so that I am left with a mouth full of nuts and caramelised pieces. I munch these when the chocolate is nearly all gone so I can taste the full range of flavours. The chocolate starts melting quickly in my mouth and it is excellent quality dark chocolate with a full cocoa flavour. It is a very rich chocolate and melts smoothly to reveal the nutty insides. I love the caramelised pieces and it feels like a treat to bite into one of these but then again the whole bar is a treat and a very tasty one. It is very moreish and me and my friend shared this 150g bar and we both felt a bit sick afterwards but that is the price you pay for being greedy.
It costs £1.99 and even though it is so delicious I think that is quite expensive for a chocolate bar so will keep it for special occasions. I can only guess how many calories I ate today with this lovely chocolate bar but I should imagine the calories and fat would be on the high side so perhaps better kept for special occasions for reasons other than cost!