Product Type: Lindt Chocolate Chocolate
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Lindt Lindor Mini Eggs
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Lindt Lindor Mini Eggs
Advantages: Taste delicious, and versatile for cooking with
Disadvantages: Fiddly foil to unwrap first
Easter in Mexico is about religion more than chocolate, and they don't stretch to much in the way of goodies. Luckily I had a back-up plan - a mother coming to stay with a few chocolaty treats. I asked for surprises and one of them was these mini eggs.
Lindt Lindor truffles are something I never tire of, so I was pleased to receive the Mini Egg version. The eggs come in a 100g bag and are individually wrapped inside, which keeps them fresh though the foil can be fiddly to get off since they are so small. Long nails are a bonus and my neatly filed ones just frustrated me. The normal Lindor truffles are circular, but these mini eggs are shaped more like tiny rugby balls, I suppose to appear festive. I did miss the inny/outy belly buttons of the normal Lindor though (look next time you're scoffing the round ones, and you'll see what I mean).
Though they are tiny, I still tend to bite into them rather than swallow them whole, just to make them last longer. The mini eggs are made from thick Lindt chocolate and filled with a smooth chocolate truffle. They are not full to bursting, and if you leave them to sit for a bit and then eat them, you find the centre part has settled to one side, leaving a small gap as well. However since these are very rich you wouldn't really want any more filling inside, so you're not missing out. This also makes them less messy to eat, since the filling doesn't squirt out as you bite into them.
I don't keep chocolate in the fridge in England but in Mexico it's a necessity unless you want a blob of goo in place of the nice chocolate egg you were expecting. These actually taste very nice straight from the fridge. The hollow chocolate keeps them for getting too tough to bite through, and the filling tastes slightly thicker than when you leave them at room temperature, more like a semi-solid truffle than a runny one.
These are the milk chocolate version of Lindor, a range which includes flavours from mint to orange to coffee to nut but, I think, is most know for the original, red-wrapped milk chocolate variety. The centre is milk chocolate and the coating is milk chocolate, but you get two different tastes since one is in truffle form. The chocolates are very sweet, but also luscious. They melt in your mouth (and leave a sticky mess on your fingers if you hold them for too long unwrapped). The chocolate becomes silky as you eat them, and slides over your tongue in a delicious way. Because of their small size, they turn to liquid quicker than, say, sucking on a piece of Galaxy or Dairy Milk, but I still like to let them melt in this way since they make the flavour last longer. They're the perfect treat for people who like plain, simple chocolate uncomplicated by silly things like nuts or fruit or other chewy bits. I really like their plainness because as far as chocolate is concerned, I'm unadventurous - nuts and the like scare me if I don't know they're coming, so pure and simple chocolates are just my thing. Though I like some variety in my chocolate, it wouldn't be too much of a sacrifice for me to live on just them and Guylian seashells for the rest of my life.
I think these would appeal to many people even those who prefer a darker chocolate, because they are so small you can get a quick chocolate kick without a sickly taste if you stick to just one or two. I also think they would be the perfect thing to decorate a cake with as they're so tiny. You could also use them to make a rich chocolate sauce if you stick a few in the microwave for a few minutes. Drizzle this over even cheap vanilla ice cream and it turns a boring pudding into a fancier one. I wouldn't tend to do this with the larger Lindor truffles, but using these eggs, or broken up pieces of a Lindor bar works perfectly.
Lindt is a quality chocolate, and these Mini Eggs are a perfect example of why sometimes it's worth paying a little extra. They eggs were all identical in size and shape. None were discoloured. None were missing the filling. Each had the distinct, creamy Lindt taste. More importantly, there were no empty wrappers in the bag. I know they sell things by weight not by quantity, but I still feel cheated every time a multipack throws up the odd wrapper full of nothing but air.
Needless to say, my bag did not last very long at all, I think aided by the fact that they were so small, as I grabbed one every time I passed my fridge (which, in a studio apartment, is quite often), but it was my mother's money very well spent.
These are a seasonal product so look out for them in the shops next Easter (and by that, I mean the day after Valentine's day). Often on offer, these can cost from 2-for-£1 up to about £1.50 per bag, so it pays to shop around. Cheaper versions are available (Tesco, for example, now do a version of the normal sized Lindor truffle) but in my mind nothing beats the original, and they're worth the extra few pennies.
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