The Lindor chocolate bar is absolutely gorgeous.
I have only tried the milk chocolate one but I have to say it is the best chocolate bar you can get. I think I paid about £2 for it which is good value for money because it is excellent quality chocolate and has a fantastic taste that makes it worth every penny.
The milk chocolate Lindor bar is in red packaging and the bar comes in a thin cardboard rectangle shape with the chocolate bar covered in foil inside. It tastes exactly like the milk chocolate Lindor Truffles and is milk chocolate on the outside with a smooth chocolate truffle centre. The bar is divided into squares so is perfect for sharing or eating by yourself. The chocolate is increadibly creamy and the centre inside is perfect because it is just the right softness but it is not at all runny. It has the perfect flavour and really gets my tastebuds tingling.
I also really like the fact that as soon as you open the foil the creamy chocolatey smell hits you which really makes it a pleasure to eat. All the adults and kids I know like this chocolate bar so it is perfect for all ages.
I don't think calling it a chocolate bar really does it justice because it is so much more than that. It should be called a chocolate truffle bar.
This makes a lovely indulgent treat and I would definately recommend it.
Master cholatiers since 1845.
The product I am going to review is Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Bar. Created by Lindt & Sprungli. The history of this brand began in 1845 in Zurich where a confectioner David Sprungli-Schwarz and his son Rudolf Sprungli-Ammann and a small pastry shop. They decided to make bars of chocolate which became popular and they relocated to a factory within 2years. After his father died in 1862, Rudolf decided to continue on with the family business. He handed over the reigns to his sons David Robert and Johann in 1892 and 1898. The company changed name to Chocolat Sprungli AG in 1898. The factory is to date, still located on the banks of Lake Zurich. In 1899 they joined a Berne chocolate factory with owner Rodolpe Lindt hence the name.
So enough about the history..lets talk about the chocolate!!
A bar of milk chocolate with a smooth melting filling.
The bar of chocolate is marked into fairly large pieces and the bar is then wrapped in silver foil embellished with the Lindt logo. The wrapped bar is then enclosed in a red cardboard box type packaging. The front of the box has the famous Lindt logo, a picture of the chocolate, a white flower type design across the packaging and it tells us that it is milk chocolate. The rear of the box has ingredient and company information in English, French and Austrian. No nutritional information is provided.
*Ingredients & Warnings*
Sugar, vegetable fat, cocoa butter, milk powder, cocoa-mass, lactose, skimmed milk powder, buttterfat, emulsifier, extract from malted barley, vanilla flavouring.
May contain traces of almonds and hazelnuts. Cocoa solids 30% min and Milk solids 20% min. Store in a cool dry place.
*Company Contact Information*
To contact Lindt within the UK
Lindt and Sprungli UK Ltd
4 New Square
*Availability and Price*
Lindt chocolate bars are available in supermarkets and stores such as Wilkinsons. There is a standard 150g bar and currently costs £1.27 in Asda. Other types are available including dark chocolate and Lindt also have a range of other chocolates and boxed chocolates.
Every year at Christmas, I am over the moon if hubby buys me a box of the Lindor Truffles as they are to me, only for special occasions due to being so sweet and indulgent and not to mention expensive! It wasn't until I came across a review on Dooyoo (thanks) that I knew about these. I was intrigued and had to give it a try!
So shopping in Asda the other day, I approached the boxed sweets section and couldn't see the Lindor bars but they were on the top shelf! I picked the milk chocolate one up and put it in my trolley. Being £1.27 I was impressed with the price as compared to Galaxy and Dairy Milk this promotes excellent quality and price gram for gram. So I got home and opened the foil wrapper very carefully, it looked too pretty to just tear open though I had to eventually! The chocolate itself looked very premium and you can see alot of work has went into creating it. The smell was very milky. The pieces were a little larger than I expected though I broke one off and you could see the truffle filling inside though this is not runny enough that it oozes out when you break a piece.
I placed my piece to my mouth and breathed in the indulgence. To be honest I was rather disappointed at first, it didn't taste as premium as I thought it would be and after 2 pieces I felt sick and had a weird taste in my mouth which frankly wasn't very pleasant. I can't fully blame the chocolate though, it was my birthday and I had been eating junk all day and I feel I had simply over indulged and could not appreciate Lindts passion enough. So I wrapped the bar up and sat it in my cupboard til the next day.
The chocolate was still fresh and still smelled divine when I unwrapped the foil on the second day. As before I put a piece in my mouth and was overwhelmed with indulgence. I really enjoyed my second round with this wonderful chocolate bar. Despite having a new found love for this chocolatey treat, my preference is still the truffles..
Overall I would highly recommend this chocolate bar but to be saved for treats and special occasions as it is very sweet, very chocolatey and you cannot really eat more than 3 pieces without feeling like you are going to be sick as it is very rich and flavoursome.
Over the past couple of years, I've become very fond of Lindor Truffles. Unfortunately, buying a whole box on the kind of frequency I would like seems a little greedy, even by my standards. As such, I've forced myself, rather reluctantly, into limiting their purchase to a once-a- year occasion.
There is, however, something maddeningly addictive about Lindt chocolates; discovering these bars then, and with them a way of indulging in a bit of Lindor magic without the Little Miss Piggy connotations, came as a blessed release.
Lindt products are marketed as luxurious, high-end treats, and are packaged accordingly. Here, the scarlet box, scattered with decorative white patterns and opulent gold lettering, offers something of a visual feast, while the inner layer of silver foil offers a practical means of ensuring the product's freshness.
On opening the packaging, we are greeted with a perfume typical of quality milk chocolate: sweet, creamy and inviting.
The bar is divided into 18, bite-sized squares (a convenient tool for those of a moderate disposition, as it allows one to break off one or two pieces of chocolate at a time without any of the gooey filling escaping).
Each square contains a wedge of soft, unctuous fondant enfolded in a layer of milk chocolate.
The chocolate itself is smooth, rich and creamy, with just the right degree of thickness to contain it's soft filling. The fondant centre is sweet (although not tooth-achingly so), deliciously gooey and meltingly sensual. The contrast between the hardness of the chocolate and the softness of it's innards is very pleasurable, and extremely well-judged: some soft-centred chocolate can contain too little filling or, conversely, too little chocolate; here though, just the right balance has been struck.
Price and Availability
The product is stocked at most good supermarkets, but availability in some smaller stores is likely to be limited. Each bar costs somewhere in the region of £1.60 - £2.20, which, considering quality (high), taste (good) and size (150g), is quite reasonable.
I loathe moderation, and usually avoid it at all costs and in all things. In this instance, however, I really should advise it. The product has an almost overwhelming sweetness; something which is unlikely to curry favour with those who attack the bar with too great an enthusiasm. This is a chocolate that should be lingered over, not devoured; indeed, the nature of it's construction (i.e. the handily sized squares) lends itself to being stretched over the course of a day or so, rather than being consumed in one sitting. If eaten in this more temperate way, it is unlikely that you will experience any nasty sickliness: sweetness usually becomes undesirable only with over-consumption - in moderation, it is very desirable indeed.
Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter, Milk Powder, Cocoas, Lactose, Skimmed Milk Powder, Butterfat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Extract from Malted Barley, Flavouring (Vanilla), Flavouring.
Contains Malted Barley, Lactose, Milk Powder & Soya Lecithins
May contain Almonds & Hazelnuts
I've tried the milk and dark versions of the Lindt Lindor chocolate bars and think I prefer them to the actual little chocolates because you get all the delish flavour but only a bit of the sickly centre.
They come in quite flat bars, I remember the first time I had one of these I was disappointed about the bar being so skinny and the segments being so big but now I've eaten a few I know they've got it just right.
You get 8 large chunks of chocolate in a bar and they break off nice because the filling has been sealed inside each one instead of going through the whole bar non stop. That means you won't get stringy chocolate all over you but you'll still probably need to wash your hands after because Lindt chocolate melts mega quick and you're bound to get it on your fingers! lol
The milk chocolate Lindor bar is deffo my fave. It's mega smooth, sweet and creamy and goes down like the best chocolate I've ever eaten in my life! The chocolate is quite thick and it's gorgeous sweet Lindt chocolate then in the middle you've got a thin layer of the Lindor fondant and it's just delish!
The dark one is wicked too but that's ones a bit too rich for me. The chocolate is mega sweet for dark but the fondant is sweet as well and mixed in with the smooth dark chocolate taste it get's sickly proper quick. It's still very good quality but a bit too much if you know what I mean!
I think there's a white chocolate Lindor bar out as well but I'm not mad keen on white chocolate and the thought that makes me feel sick! lol I'll stick with the milk and sometimes the dark version because it's a nice luxurious bar of chocolate that feels just as good or better than sitting making yourself sicker and sicker on the chocolates!
Recommended... delish chocolate but not as sickly as the little individual Lindor chocolates.
I finished my exams yesterday, and to celebrate, I curled up on my bed with a good movie and a bar of milk chocolate Lindt Lindor (the red packaging). This is exactly the type of chocolate Lindt is - it's special occasion chocolate, which deserves to be savoured and eaten as a treat.
The packaging for the milk chocolate variety is a red card box, with white detail and shiny gold lettering. It oozes opulence and definitely looks like a high quality, luxury chocolate. Inside the card there is a shiny silver foil with the Lindt logo embossed every so often. The silver foil seemed to be sealed at the side, which makes it quite difficult to get into, but ensured the freshness to the chocolate treat.
The chocolate has a smooth, creamy smell, which is evident from the moment the packaging has been ripped. It is similar to the smell Thornton's chocolate has, although in my opinion, this is better. It is literally mouth-watering.
The chocolate is divided into five rows of three squares, each of which has the Lindt logo in the middle. Each square is quite large - about twice as big as that of most chocolate bars of the same weight. The appearance of the chocolate is even more mouth-watering than the smell, if that's possible!
Now to the important part - the eating! The chocolate melts in your mouth, exposing the creamy filling. It's difficult to describe the filling itself, but it's so smooth and light that it just dissolves on your tongue. One bite leads to another, and the taste gets better and better with every mouthful. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it...
Or should that be the aftermath...?
The chocolate is so rich and, well, chocolate-y, that it isn't long before you begin to feel a bit sicky. This is bad news if, like me, you tend to scoff half the bar in one go (oops)... Less is definitely more, and by savouring it, you get Lindt goodness for longer!
For some reason, it doesn't say the calorie content on the packaging (or else I'm just blind...) but for chocolate of such a high quality, I'm guessing it isn't pretty. Perhaps it's better not to know just how far that diet has been blown.
Also, I bought my bar in ASDA, and it cost between £2-£3, I think, which isn't bad for 150g of pure heaven.
All in all, Lindt Lindor is an excellent chocolate bar for that extra special occasion, (or indeed, a slightly special occasion). So go on, treat yourself!
Lindt Lindor Chocolate Bar
Red box with gold and white lindor logo. A picture of liquid chocolate being poured on to a piece of Lindt Lindor chocolate bar. White fleur-de-lays pattern to left side of box. Looks stylish and classy. Inside chocolate is wrapped in gold foil.
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 smell cocoa beans, vanilla and cream.
Tastes smooth and creamy with a rich continental flavour (tastes like Thorntons chocolates very rich and creamy) and a delicious melting chocolate filling. To get the true taste of chocolate it is supposed to be served at room temperature(so say all the chocolatiers) but I prefer it straight out of the fridge.
Rodolphe Lindt was probably the most famous chocolate maker's 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. Its name arises because it was originally shaped like a conche (shell). This method is still used today but with superior equipment). he produced chocolate with a wonderful flavour and melting quality.
Cacao, the source of chocolate, contains antibacterial agents that fight tooth decay. Of course, this is counteracted by the high sugar content of milk chocolate.
The smell of chocolate may increase brain waves, resulting in relaxation.
Chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine, a mild mood elevator.
The cocoa butter in chocolate contains oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fat which may raise good cholesterol.
Men who eat chocolate live a year longer than those who don't.
The flavanoids in chocolate may help keep blood vessels elastic.
Chocolate increases antioxidant levels in the blood.
Mexican healers use chocolate to treat bronchitis and insect bites.
The carbohydrates in chocolate raise serotonin levels in the brain, resulting in a feel good factor.
Chocolate is said to cause migraine's
Chocolate is one of the most popular sweet tasting treats in the world. I really enjoyed the Lindt Lindor Bar it is delicious and great for a special treat. I would not eat it all the time as it is quite rich and calorific.
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With a smooth melting filling