Product Type: Lindt Chocolate Chocolate
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A surprisingly pallatable dark chocolate
Lindt Sea Salt
Member Name: SophieRainbow
Lindt Sea Salt
Advantages: Deep flavour, smooth, magical to open
Disadvantages: Can be expensive, maybe an acquired taste
Lindt is famous for its very high quality dark chocolate bars and some unusual flavours, and Lindt Excellence A Touch of Salt is no exception. Overall it is a decent full-bodied dark chocolate.
*Packaging and appearance*
Opening a bar of Lindt is always a magical experience. The packaging is in the unusual Lindt style, with the swirling gold font, white background and a touch of purple in the middle on this bar. The bar seems to be a French import as all of the text on the front is in French ('sel' is salt in French in case you are not sure how to locate this flavour!) Inside the cardboard case is the pleasingly cool silver foil which easily rips open to reveal the smooth, ridged, dark brown bar. The squares of chocolate are thin but large and snap nicely, and thus are much more pleasing to bite into than thicker, softer chocolates of other brands.
Despite the sea salt added, this chocolate tastes little different to Lindt's plain 50% cocoa bar at first. Then later as you swallow, particularly if you have let the chocolate melt, you can feel small crystals of the salt and there is a mildly strange flavour: it tastes almost like crisps (like Mini Cheddars to be precise), but weirdly is not too offputting. Overall I think the salt mostly adds depth of flavour.
Per 4 (large) squares - there are 10 in a bar:
of which saturates: 7g
This chocolate is reasonably healthy compared to some (for example Dairy Milk has 220 calories, 21g sugar and 8g saturated fat for the same weight).
The RRP of this product is £1.39, as Lindt offer luxury chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa solids (unlike cheap supermarket alternatives which are topped up with lots of milk and sugar). However, I managed to find it in B&M Bargains for 29p instead, and other similar shops may offer it at a similar price. As a gift I would say this chocolate is worth paying the RRP for, but I personally would not buy it for myself at that price.
This chocolate is a perfect example of "you should try everything at least once" as many may be surprised at how pallatable the sea salt flavour is. This would make a good gift for dark chocolate lovers (usually Dads in my experience) who are a little more adventurous than the selection box grazers of the general chocolate-eating population.
Summary: Would make a good gift for likers of chilli chocolate and 99% dark
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