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There has been a strange trend of brands exploring new flavours and the increase in popularity of 'Cookies and Cream' have in the past seen Milka, Galaxy, KitKat, and now Lindt jumping on the bandwagon.
Titled Lindor Stracciatella, it has a tagline of 'tastes like Cookie's and Cream', which immediately piqued my interest. I bought it as part of a 2 for £6 deal at Tescos. Unboxing the festively blue and white snowflakey box, the chocolates are wrapped in the classic Lindt Foil.
The chocolate itself is white in colour with a few specks of brown. The crunchy shell houses the soft melt in your mouth centre and is deliciously smooth. This is a white chocolate praline with cocoa nibs which add an extra crunch which is a real bonus of a texture. The only thing I would say about these is that I do wish there was perhaps more of these specks of cocoa to make it more cookies as right now it is definitely more cream.
I adore the lusciousness of this chocolate and it is not overly sweet like most other white chocolates I have had. The creamy yet decadent texture is consistent to the Lindt range and is definitely a welcome addition.
I would highly recommend this product as it is innovative (could be called gimmicky) but ultimately delicious. We were given 5 other boxes of Lindts this Christmas but none of them have been touched so long as this was still open.
I won't bore you with the Ingredients and Nutritional Information, which can be found directly on the Lindt website.
I really should review the healthy things I do, but here I am again with some naughty chocolate! My favourite chocolate brand is Lindt so when I seen they did a new one. Well I couldn't contain myself.
Lindt - Lindor Limited Edition Cookies and Cream:
'The Stracciatella cornet contains 200g of white chocolate praline balls with cocoa nibs, and tastes like delicious cookies and cream. Exquisitely creamy chocolate and artistic mastery combine to create our Lindor ball with an irresistibly smooth center guaranteed to melt the heart of every chocolate connoisseur'
Doing some shopping in my local Tesco, popping down the naughty chocolate and sweets section I spotted a new Lindor the irresistible smooth Stracciatella. I really do have a weakness for this brand and don't have it often at all as I really could polish a box off in one!
But temptation got the better of me on this occasion and oh my, way it worth it. I grabbed my fleecy, tucked myself up on the sofa with my dog and heaven surely landed. Trying my first one, well my taste buds were mesmerised.
These stunning little treats are all wrapped individually in a foil blue wrapper. Undoing the wrapper and revealing this tempting yummyness you could smell the sweet white chocolate already. My first taste, well I was unable to talk for awhile I was just blown away and floating on cloud nine.
The shell of the chocolate has a little firmness to it but just melts as you bite into it, then the middle, wow just orgasm material right there. It is soft and just melts away in your mouth, a lovely rich sweet white chocolate with hints of cookie.
Lindt do these in just white chocolate and I thought it was going to be just like that, only these are not as sweet and the plain white chocolate version. Although it states tastes like cookies and cream there is no actual cookies within this mix. Just Swiss white chocolate and flicks of cocoa.
Either way, I just can not put this into the right words to say just how good these are. There is no crunch bits, it is all just very smooth and ever so inviting with each bite. I'm guessing these have been designed for the Christmas sale. As they come in a blue box with faded white snow flakes pattern.
630 - Calories
4.8g - Protein
39.1g - Carbohydrate
50.75g - Fat
35.5g - Saturates
47.92g - Sodium
All I can say is these are designed as treats and certainly not for everyday consumption, I had the box last night still have half left. I intend on savoring the last few! I had to dig around on the internet to find the nutritional information which should have been on the box for me to see straight away.
Price and Availability:
For the 200g box which I think is the only size you can get of this type around the £4.00 mark but on offer at £3.50 the time I purchased them. I think that is good value as you get a decent amount per box.
Well yes the fat content is scary but after all these are treats to have now and then. I believe everything is fine in moderation. But I have added another hour to my gym time!! These for me are certainly morish, deadly and delicious comes to mind. They melt easy so do store in a cool place.
They should however display more information to their packaging, in this day and age something simple like the nutritional value I would have thought was pretty much a standard.
Five out of five for the chocolate
Three out of five for packaging.
Thank you for reading.
Sugar, Cocoa butter, Vegetable fats, Whole milk powder, Skimmed milk powder, Cocoa Kernels 1%, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavourings, Glazing agent (Gum arabic). Product does not contain actual cookies or cream. May contain traces of Hazelnuts and Almonds.
These were on offer in Tesco when I went shopping this weekend - and in my defence, I must say that they were very prominently displayed - so it is hardly surprising that I fell to temptation and bought a 200g pack for £3.50 (reduced from the normal selling price of £4.50).
The product and the experience:
The product itself is very attractively packaged in a traditional Lindor shaped box - but this box is a soft baby blue colour which sets off the gold Lindt banner well and also provides a foil for the picture of the chocolate itself. This particular Lindor ball is wrapped in blue foil and the confectionary itself is covered in white chocolate flecked with cocoa. These white chocolate balls are supposed to taste like cookies and cream.
Sugar, Cocoa butter, Vegetable fats, Whole milk powder, Skimmed milk powder, Cocoa Kernels 1%, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavourings, Glazing agent (Gum Arabic). Product does not contain actual cookies or cream. May contain traces of Hazelnuts and Almonds.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Since these are a Lindor chocolate, from previous tastings I expected a delicious, smooth,chocolately mouthful. These don't disappoint. They are absolutely delicious. The yummy white chocolate outer shell breaks open as the smooth scrumptious inner filling melts in your mouth. You can taste the cocoa nibs in this and they give the Product a little texture. And yes, strangely enough - although they have no cookies or cream in - they do taste like cookies and cream; only better.
The 200g box of these gorgeous chocolates' were eaten up by myself and my family (O.K. so it was mostly me) over the course of Sunday afternoon. I experienced no guilt for doing this though - my main thought was that I ought to have bought two boxes. I'm weak, I know. I should think of the calories - which (luckily) there is no mention of on the box.
The only worrying thing is that these chocs are noted on the box as 'limited edition.' I feel like starting a petition to Lindt. Please don't stop making these! These chocs look appealing, taste fantastic and are a steal whilst at the offer price. Will stock up for Christmas.
Lindt Lindor Stracciatella 200gNew for Christmas 2012, is Lindt Lindor Stracciatella. The famous Lindt Lindor is now tastes like cookies and cream!Soft melting Lindor white chocolate praline filling surrounded by a shell of sumptuous white Lindt chocolate with cocoa nibs. Made by Lindt, Chocolatiers since 1845.