Product Type: Lindt Chocolate Chocolate
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Lindt Sea Salt
Member Name: suziedre
Lindt Sea Salt
Advantages: Delicious if you let it melt in your mouth; unique
Disadvantages: If you have a sweet tooth this isn't the chocolate for you
I am in no way an expert on chocolate but I do think that Lindt is over-rated. It's a decent brand but I don't think that the taste or quality lives up to the expectations that the fancy packaging, adverts - not to mention the price, give you. Maybe I am a philistine but I much prefer good old Cadbury's or Galaxy!
However, I saw the advert on TV for this and was very intrigued. I have more of a savoury than sweet tooth, and I like salty foods, so I thought that I might like chocolate with sea salt. I have tried chocolate with balsamic vinegar before, which I like, but I had never heard of such a thing as chocolate with salt.
The packaging is typical Lindt - it looks classic and fancy. The cardboard cover is pale cream with the Lindt logo and a picture of a square of the chocolate and some salt on a blue background. Inside, the chocolate is covered with silver foil. I do like the silver foil, peeling it back reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! The chocolate slab inside is fairly thin and has indentations where you can break off the squares. I prefer smashing it against the worktop a couple of times to break it into random pieces.
This is dark chocolate. I prefer milk chocolate but I guess that the salt wouldn't really work with milk chocolate. If you eat a bit quickly and chew it, it tastes like regular dark chocolate to be honest. However, if you let the chocolate melt in your mouth you will realise that it has little flecks of sea salt in it, and the salty taste really comes through. It is strange but oddly delicious. It's the kind of thing that you will not be sure if you like - but yet will keep going back for another bit!
If you have a sweet tooth and prefer your chocolate to be sweet and give you a sugar hit, then this isn't for you. I personally really like it. I maybe wouldn't buy it on a regular basis, but for something a little unusual it's great.
This costs around £1.82 for a 100g bar. Pricey, but it's not the kind of thing you'd be buying all the time.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Unusual and very moreish!