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In our house, we are slowly making our way through the huge pile of treats and chocolates that are left over from the Festive Season. We received a couple of boxes of 'Lindor' truffles from the well-known 'Lindt' range for Christmas, with this review discussing my experiences of trying the 'Lindor Assorted' variety.
The assortment of truffles is presented in an attractive, upright box made of thin cardboard. Coloured in a pretty golden shade, there is something of a rather 'classy' appearance to be noted from these particular chocolates. There are four varieties of chocolate contained in this selection, and these are:
* Milk Chocolate
* Extra Dark Chocolate
* Milk with Hazelnut Pieces
* White Chocolate
The Lindor are described as being "Assorted chocolate truffles with a smooth melting filling", and I admit to being quite a fan of the 'Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles' that are presented in a red box. I hadn't ever tried the Assorted truffles before and was pleased to get them as a gift.
The Lindor Assorted Truffles are available to purchase in two different sized boxes, but I have the smallest box which is 200g in size. This costs in the region of £4, and is quite widely available from good supermarkets such as Asda and Tesco.
The chocolates are individually wrapped in plastic wrappers that are 'lined' with a foil square. The foil is coloured differently to correspond with the flavoured truffle contained within, for example, the Dark Chocolate variety are coloured in a black and gold wrapper, whilst the Milk with Hazelnut are coloured in a bronze coloured wrapper, and so on.
The chocolates themselves are perfectly round and are completely smooth in their texture, except perhaps for the Milk with Hazelnut Pieces variety, which will occasionally have a small raised piece of nut within the creamy chocolate. I do find that the chocolates are the perfect size, as they are easily popped into the mouth as with most chocolates, or if you prefer you can bite them in half (as I do..!) in an attempt to make it's gorgeous truffle centre last a little longer.
The round chocolates have a sort of 'shell' that can be bitten quite easily. I do find that this shell will melt easily, its smooth surface being quite delicate and fragile. It is not hard, however, and there is no real need to bite down on the chocolate; its little shell will melt easily in the mouth.
The chocolate used to create these particular truffles is of an extremely high quality, and this is evident straight away. The chocolate is extremely rich and creamy, and even I can only eat a small amount of these chocolates in one sitting, irrespective of my extremely sweet tooth. Whilst delicious and entirely moreish, the Lindor are extremely rich and are quite 'heavy' on the palate; it wouldn't be possible for me to eat more than a small handful of these chocolates at one time.
I think I should mention too that the Lindt chocolate never takes on that familiar 'sickly' edge that many other brands do; this feels unpleasant after a while, and I do find that more expensive, good quality brands of chocolate will seldom possess this trait. The Lindt Lindor falls neatly into the 'superior chocolate' category, and I have never found myself questioning the brand's quality.
The chocolates' truffle centres are entirely delicious, and in particular I find the Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate are extremely enjoyable, with their soft centres being extremely smooth and irresistible. These two varieties are my favourite from the selection, whilst my husband likes them all, but has a liking for the 'Extra Dark' variety. This variety contains 60% minimum Cocoa Solids, and they are extremely rich, even richer than the Milk chocolate and White Chocolate truffles that are also contained in the selection. Whilst I do occasionally enjoy a little dark chocolate, the richness and sheer 'intensity' of the chocolate flavour in the 'Extra Dark' variety is a little too much for me, and I can really only eat one of this variety before I find myself selecting a different truffle altogether. This works out well for my husband, who can quite easily polish off a good few of these particular truffles one after the other.
I hadn't tried the Lindor 'Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut pieces' variety before, and I thought these were quite delicious, with them offering something a little more in terms of 'bite' to the box of chocolates overall. Whilst the 'regular' Lindor are deliciously smooth in their centres, I did like the slight 'bite' that was notable from the Hazelnut version, and found that they, too, were quite delicious. I particularly liked that how the 'nutty' flavouring never felt over-powering, nor did the nuts in the smooth chocolate ever feel like 'too much.' The balance of nuts mixed with the smooth Lindt chocolate felt completely spot on, and I really felt the whole 'collection' of Lindor truffles was executed with perfection and, well, excellence.
In summary, we have thoroughly enjoyed our box of Lindt Lindor Assorted Chocolate Truffles, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. I do think that this gorgeous selection of delicious chocolates has made the most lovely gift for my husband and myself to enjoy, and I therefore wouldn't hesitate to purchase them for friends and family members in the future. These yummy chocolates definitely deserve top marks in the Dooyoo Rating Score as they are truly delicious!
I have been a Lindor fan for some time and first stumbled across the variety box a couple of years ago. While I think it is fair to say that the Milk chocolate are definitely my favourite Lindt shows that it is no one trick pony with these other subtle flavours. I shall review each chocolate in turn.
For me this is the greatest chocolate treat ever. The wonderful Lindt milk chcocolate is creamy and rich with a wonderful smell. However the magic happens as this melts away to reveal the wonderfully rich truffle filling. This for me is like liquid gold, easing it's way through your mouth and trickling down the throat.
The white chocolate sweet is extremely tasty but doesn't quite have the quality or smoothness shown in the milk chocolate. Overall it tastes sweeter aned slightly more artificial but in no way does it let the side down - very edible!
I am no great fan of dark chocolate but for me this mirrors the milk chocolate in taste, texture and quality but with a dark and bitter twist. If you like dark chocolate you will love this!
This one is the real oddity of the box with small hazelnut pieces impregnated in the chocolate. While I don't dislike these I much prefer the smooth finish of the others. Once again the centre truffle is dreamlike.
For me these are a luxurious treat, expensive yet worth it! While for myself I would still choose a box of the milk chocolate variety for those who prefer some choice this is a fantastic option.
Priced at approx £6 for 337g these do burn a hole ion your pocket especially at the pace I seem to eat them!
Review also on Ciao
My mam knows I love Lindt Lindor chocolates so when I was recently going through a rough time she bought me some to cheer me up a bit. I've only had the milk ones before so I was pleased to see the box she'd bought me was a variety box and I would get to try out some other flavours. She bought them from Morrisons where they were on offer at 2 for £6.
They come in a card box which looks quite posh and would be great to give as a little gift. Inside the box are 16 individually wrapped chocolates, with each flavour having a different coloured wrapper so you can easily tell them apart.
The chocolates are spherical and are about an inch in diameter. The chocolates are described as truffles with a smooth filling. They basically are a smooth creamy truffle with a fairly thick layer of chocolate around them. The milk one is very creamy and smooth and not overly sweet. They have a very high quality taste, not the sugary candyish flavour of cheaper chocolate. The centre of the chocolate melts beautifully in the mouth and has a lovely texture and flavour.
The other flavours are extra dark, white, and hazelnut. The dark one is much nicer than I had expected, I'm not generally keen on dark chocolate but this is not too bitter or rich and I found it very pleasant. The white one has a really creamy taste and is not overly sweet, and the hazelnut one is basically just a milk one with little bits of hazelnut in them, which works very well as a flavour combination and I actually think it's my favourite.
These really are lovely chocolates and a very nice treat, you can really taste the quality of them above the more regular chocolates. I don't have much self-restraint when it comes to sweet treats and usually end up eating a whole packet in no time but with these I'm happy with just one or two and like to really savour them.
There is no nutritional info on the box, which is probably a good thing as you wouldn't want to spoil this treat by knowing just how much sugar is in them!
I think Lindt is by far the best chocolate out there except maybe Galaxy - problem is once I start eating it I just can not stop. I picked up this box of assorted Lindt chocolates for Home Bargains for £2.50 maybe a little pricey even at bargain prices but you really do get what you pay for.
The assorted box contains a variety of Lindt balls as I call them. Each chocolate comes wrapped in a coloured wrapper which is wrapped at each side like a cracker. The different coloured wrappers reflect the chocolate in side. Each chocolate has a hard chocolate case which once bitten into you find a lovely smooth chocolate which melts in your mouth truely delicious.
The assorted box contains a milk ones which come in a red wrapper these are the ones which I would say are the basic Lindt chocolate. You then have Extra Dark which comes in a black wrapper now I amnot usually a fan of dark chocolate let alone extra dark and the shell does have a bitter taste to it but the inside is still lovely and I can force myself to manage them if I must, it would be wasteful to leave them after all. The next chocolate up is hazulnut which comes in a light brown wrapper, with this one it is like the milk one but with tiny hazelnut pieces in the shell which add to the flavour. The final choice is white chocolate in a cream coloured wrapper this is really creamy and a great treat for white chocolate fans.
I think having a bit of choice is great though like I say I can get carried away and want to eat one of each the box contains 200g of the chocoalte balls there are 3 or 4 of we each flavour which is great.
I recommend Lindt for a special treat just try and be controlled when you have them. 5 stars from me.
I recently received Lindt Lindor truffles as a gift from our friends as they came to visit us. These are chocolate truffles with a smooth melting centre. The chocolate are ball shaped and are individually wrapped with Lindt Lindor label on each of them.
A 200gm packet contains total 16 chocolates of four varieties. The four varieties are Milk, Extra dark, Hazelnut and white chocolate truffles.
Milk/Lait/Leche: It is a plain Creamy milk chocolate. The outer chocolate is solid and in the centre is a generous filling of smooth milk chocolate which melts in the mouth. This is a quality chocolate wrapped in red and chocolate colour wrapper.
Extra dark/extra Noir/ Extra Negro: It is a plain creamy dark chocolate. The outer chocolate is solid dark chocolate with a soft dark chocolate in the centre which readily melts in the mouth. The dark chocolate tastes delicious and is not too bitter. This chocolate contains 60% Cocoa solids. It is wrapped in black colour wrapper.
Hazelnut/Noisettes/Avellanas: Milk chocolate filled with soft hazelnut bits on the chocolate shell and has a smooth chocolate centre. It is an irresistible nutty chocolate. It is wrapped in brown colour wrapper.
White/Blanc/Blanco: The chocolate is a solid white chocolate shell which has a soft creamy white chocolate in the centre. The chocolate is rich creamy and milky. It is wrapped in white and gold colour wrapper. This is my favourite variety and is incredibly of good quality.
These are irresistible delicious chocolates. These are good treat during occasions.
This devine selection of Lindt chocolate truffles are a firm favourite in our house at the moment. There is definitely something luxurious and indulgent about these and I defy anyone to eat just one without coming back for a second!
Each truffle contains a thick chocolate shell which is filled with a delicious truffle centre which feels like it melts in your mouth.
The assorted selection comprises 4 delicious varieties.
Milk - The milk chocolate truffle is the most straight forward of the 4 but is no less luxurious than the others. The milk chocolate shell is made using 31% cocoa solids, which is fairly good for milk chocolate. It is smooth, elegant and very rich. It comes in the red wrapper.
Extra Dark (Noir) - Complete with its black wrapper, the Extra Dark truffle is made using 60% cocoa solids which gives this a rich, bitter sweet flavour. The dark chocolate is not too over powering and I would say that 60% cocoa is absolutely bang on for perfect dark chocolate.
Hazelnut - This uses the same truffle centre as the milk variety but the milk chocolate shell is liberally studded with pieces of hazelnut. These are my girlfriends favourite so they are usually all gone by the time I get to the box. When I do manage to grab one, I am never disappointed.
White - A white chocolate shell encasing a superbly light white truffle centre. I am a big fan of white chocolate and these are amongst the best.
I am trying to stop myself from using words like 'luxurious', 'decadent' and 'opulent' in this review but somehow I can't seem to stop myself. A 200g box will only set you back around £3.50 at Sainsbury's but I always feel that these chocolate treats are a little bit posh.
On the down side they can get a bit sickly if you try and polish off a whole box in one go. In the long run though, that's probably a good thing!
***This review also on Ciao***
As a giant fan of Lindt Lindor, and Lindt in general to be honest, it seems like a brilliant treat to try the Lindt Lindor Assorted box, which contains a variety of Lindor in various flavours, not just the delicious and delightful "Milk" ones but also "Extra Dark", "Hazelnut" and "White" which seem to be otherwise unavailable. Unlike the "Milk" Lindor these don't come in a red box but more a Gold one with a pretty white pattern on the front and a window. The boxes are sold in various sizes, though the standard box size seems to be the 200g boxes sold for around £4 (about $6), although this may seem expensive you've got to remember you are being not only good chocolate but completely top draw well established and delicious chocolate treats. Lindt doesn't just mean chocolate, but premium chocolate.
The box (200g box) includes 16 small "ball" shaped chocolates individually wrapped in separate colours (more about these later). Each ball comes in a shiny wrapper with a white frill on and elegant writing across the centre. The box is broken down into:
4 "Extra Dark" (in a black wrapper)
4 "Milk" (red wrapper)
4 "White" (gold wrapper)
and 4 "Hazelnut" (orange wrapper)
So lets start this review by looking at the "Extra Dark" which includes a chocolate shell that is made from 60% Cocoa in the shell and has the easy to recognise black wrapper, with gold and white writing across it. The shell has a much darker look to it than the others being obviously black chocolate with a smooth texture (except on the "top" and "bottom" where theirs an imprint and a mark, as there is with all the chocolates, and a split around the middle-again like all the others). The out chocolate "shell" has a slightly bitter taste to it though it is incredibly smooth and rich, oddly a delight that isn't usually found with dark chocolate. The centre is sadly over powered by the dark and bitter taste of the chocolate.
The "Hazelnut" one which has a much lighter colour is a bit of an "ugly duckling" amongst the group, the hazelnut in the chocolate can be seen sitting in the shell and it looks "spotty", although it feels smooth it's not as aesthetically pleasing as the others. After sucking on the chocolate for just seconds you can feel the bits of nuts which feels a bit strange and rough and some what takes away from the smooth and delightful taste of Lindor. Though the Hazelnut does taste nice you can't help but feel that it ruins the taste of the chocolate shell somewhat (and it's obviously an attempt to play off the success of Ferrero Roche something that fails due to the fact that Lindor is about chocolate not a Hazelnut cream). For these the centre seems smaller than it does in both the "Extra Dark" and the "Milk" varieties.
In the infamous red wrappers are the Lindt Lindor "Milk" variety, the sort which has been considered as the true Lindor. These have a shell of plain brown milk chocolate which is gorgeously smooth and delightfully scrumptious, the true perfection of chocolate. These seem to not only have a better tasting chocolate than the three above but also the biggest centre (truffle) which is nothing less than a delight.
Finally on to the "White" ones which unsurprisingly come with a shell made of white chocolate, and have a much milkier taste to them than any of the others. The smooth milky taste and texture is delightful and a great example of what white chocolate is all about. The truffle is almost as big as the "Milk" variant and is equally as delight. Overall these are probably the second best ones in the box.
Overall the assorted Lindt Lindor are neigh on perfect, though you may find that your mouth ends up a little bit "torn" from the hazelnut pieces (which has made me feel they were probably the worst in the box). Although perhaps not as good on a sweet by sweet basis as their red brothers (in just the plain Milk variety) they are still delicious and brilliant. A true chocolate treat...with variety.
I think its safe to assume that Lindor Truffles are the latest fancy chocolatey taste sensation of international proportions.
Each spherical chocolate is individually wrapped and will definitely satisfy a sweet tooth or get compliments from guests. We bought some over the holidays and
it was a big hit with our relatives. My cousins who are picky eaters and health savvy couldn't even resist the delicious chocolates.
The hard shell exterior melts in your mouth and the velvety filling which can be various things like caramel or peanut butter creates a fusion of flavors that
excite your taste buds and forces you to grab another one immediately!
The downside is that each serving is 220 calories so like all sweets, eat in moderation or you'll get fat! You can buy individual flavors or assorted. So far
I've tried milk, dark, white, peanut butter, and 60% extra dark.
Two thumbs up from me. If you haven't tried this yet, what are you waiting for?! Go buy it now! Slightly pricier that some alternatives but this is definitely a more luxurious brand over the others. I'm sold for life!
When it comes to my everyday chocolate needs, I'm a Cadbury girl. But once in a while, I fancy something a bit more luxurious and these fit the bill perfectly!
Lindt chocolate is renowned for its rich creaminess, and although I love it, I think it's better in small quantities to avoid it getting too sickly. So these truffles are perfect- they're basically a generous bite size. And there are four varieties in this gold box- milk (red wrapper) extra dark (black) white (gold) and hazelnut (bronze), so that you don't get sick of one particular type.
The larger box (337g) contains (yes, I just counted) about 28 truffles, and costs around £5.87 at most supermarkets, although in the sale it's often reduced to £3/£4. So I tend to wait for the sales and then stock up!
The truffles themselves are softer, creamier versions of the usual Lindt products, encased in the normal chocolate according to their kinds (white, dark etc). The hazelnut contains (yep, you guessed it) hazelnuts, encrusted into the chocolate, and is my personal favourite. The white to me is a little sickly, and the dark may be slightly too bitter for some. But overall, the different sorts of chocolate used provide a great variety, and they're all very tasty.
This would make a great present for someone- the gold, angular box looks very attractive and they're much classier than your run-of-the-mill chocolates. If you can bear to give them away that is!
On the few occasions where I'm sent travelling for work purposes, my girlfriend can be assured of three things:
1) That I'll eat way too much as I'm not paying for my dinners
2) That I'll get lost at least once
3) That she's assured a tube of Lindor assorted from the duty free shop
Without meaning to belittle how little she cares about my inability to find my way around other cities, the Lindor are definitely the highlight of my trips in her eyes (well that and the fact that I come home!)
Luckily for her the size of box that seems to be prevalent these days is slightly larger than that reviewed, at 400g.
*Ouch - my wallet!*
While these are fabulous chocolates, they're far from cheap. A 400g box commonly sets me back in the region of £10. While it's not as expensive as going to a chocolatier, it's considerably more expensive than say, Thorntons and on a par with Hotel Chocolat.
*Are there any stores where I can buy these without a boarding card?*
I've not seen the assorted Lindor in any stores bar the duty free area of airports. If they can be tracked down on the high street I'd suggest you start your search in department stores (Frasers often stocks the other varieties and may be worth a look).
*Drawing a blanc*
There are four distinct varieties found in this selection, although the 'Blanc', or white chocolate one is the only chocolate for me!
Hazelnut/Noisette - A delicious and fragrantly nutty treat, filled with a soft nutacious fondant. Ok, I completely invented that word, but these are delicious.
White/Blanc - Perfection, as far as white chocolate goes. Ridiculously tasty white chocolate heaven that melts onto the tongue faster than an ice cream in July. Smooth, creamy and oh so sweet..
Dark/Noir - Chocolate #2 in our house, fought over nearly as viciously as the white ones. Wonderful dark chocolate orbs (the chocolate seems to have a little more bite than the others) that yield into a moreish dark mousse-like centre. I think these are the same as the ones more commonly available in a black wrapper in supermarkets etc. - they certainly taste the same.
Milk/Lait - Not so much to report, but a class act all the same. Delightful little globules of good quality Swiss chocolate which is smooth, rich and almost buttery it's so good.
*Apparently cocoa isn't everything!*
These chocolates seem well suited to the UK market, as the cocoa solids are fairly low at just over 30%. They contain quite a lot of milk too and are no doubt bolstered by additional sugars (thankfully for nutrition conscious chocolate fans, the calorific values etc. aren't printed on the box). They're very sweet, no doubt unhealthy and all the better for it. I'm of the genuine belief that few people do chocolate better than the Swiss.
Five stars, every one of them well deserved.
What can I say? A melt in every mouthful... the creamy sensation of a chocoholic fix all in one packet. I must say that I am addicted to these seductive, soft centred, sweets. What more would one want for St. Valentines Day than the tempting taste of chocolate (or any other day of the year for that matter!). These delightful truffles come wrapped in sparkling papers to entice you to devour a whole box. I found that the milk chocolate ones were particularly velvety, but you will find out for yourself which form of these luxurious confections calls you to gobble away.
However the devilish delights have one huge disappointment, only that there are not enough of them to be appreciated and adored by more than one ravenous mouth, so you may need to buy these on a buy one get one free offer, or be so extravagant as to purchase more than one box at the full retailing price.