I was in the supermarket the other day and came across this bar of Lindt Swiss Classic Chocolate. I had of course, heard of this brand before, however for some reason or other had never actually tried it, always preferring to go with my usual brands; Cadbury's or Galaxy.
This chocolate bar weighs 100g and consists of 15 reasonably sized squares of milk chocolate.
There isn't that much of a scent, however there is a slight sweet smell. The chocolate is a brown colour with white swirls and has an extremely smooth texture. The chocolate is lovely and creamy and has a luxurious feel. It melts on your tongue instantly. I found that this chocolate goes great with a cup of tea.
I found this chocolate to be incredibly more-ish, however I did feel that after a while it did get a little sickly - although that is probably me being greedy and eating too much. I would definitely say that this chocolate is perfect for sharing as one bar is a bit too rich for one person - unless of course you are the kind of person who can eat a couple of chunks, and leave the rest until later - something I can't do!
Strangely the packaging (which I have to say is a lovely royal blue colour and very attractive) does not contain any nutritional content and so I am unable to comment on how many calories the chocolate contains etc.
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, lactose, skim milk powder, emulsifier (Soya lecithin), barley malt extract, flavouring.
May contain traces of hazelnuts and almonds.
All in all, this would a real treat and one that I would definitely buy again. However, at £1.89 I do feel that it is a little bit expensive - although I do think that it is worth every single penny.
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This is such a yummy chocolate!! Previously, I would only ever buy a big bar of chocolate like this as a real treat but recently, they have introduced a smaller bar which can be found next to the Mars, Snickers, Dairy Milk's etc. It costs a little bit more then the rest, but it really is worth it as you feel like you are eating a chocolate from a box with each square. It's not too creamy and doesn't taste as sugary as regular milk chocolate. I would say it was good to try if you like belgian chocolates or pralines. The only downside is the wrapping. You have to open up the whole back of the bar to get to the top pieces so if you weren't planning on eating it in one go then you have either put it on the fridge ( which I don't like) or leave it on the side, where it gets really melty. It also means that it's not really fancy enough to give as a gift. Overall though, a really nice chocolate bar for treating yourself.
The lindt bar of chocolate that I have tried recently is 'Swiss Classic - Swiss Double Milk Chocolate with a smooth milk filling'
This bar in particular is 125g and comes in a '15 piece' slab. The outer paper wrapping is blue and white with the gold lindt logo at the top. The picture on the front shows 2 pieces of the chocolate, one as it is in the packet and one with a jug of milk being poured into the chunk. The chocolate is wrapped in the lindt-logo adorned foil.
Made by the swiss master chocolatiers since 1845, this has to be one of the best brands of chocolate ever made! It is rich, smooth, creamy and a must-try buy for any chocolate lover.
~~~ The Taste ~~~
mmmmm, oh sorry, I was just testing a piece there, I forgot where I was for a moment! Now back to planet Earth!
The chocolate is milk with a smooth milk filling, so when you bite into it is almost like a sandwich, the chocolate being the outer with the white milk running through the centre. The outer chocolate shell is extremely rich and creamy but not so it is sickly. The filling even more rich and creamy, which just melts on your tongue, just like the lindt lindor chocolates. It is extremely moreish, but I shared mine with the other half so I did not eat the whole bar to myself. I would expect it to be a bit sickly after a while, but only if you ate the full bar.
~~~ Where to buy ~~~
All good supermarkets would sell this I would expect, and at the price of £1.39 a bar, it is a bit costly, but worth it for that extra special treat.
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also posted on ciao
Lindt Excellence - Extra Creamy/Cremoso
MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF HAZELNUTS AND ALMONDS
Price: around £1.39 from sainsburys, found in sweet aisle
I was after something a little different to my normal fruit and nut and fancied something a little more luxurious. I came across this Lindt chocolate that tickled my tastebuds, so I brought some.
The packet states that this chocolate is 'a delectably smooth and creamy milk chocolate with a smooth and velvety texture that melts evenly in the mouth. Made to a traditional Lindt recipe', this is very true.
The packet I brought is identical to the picture shown by Ciao, but mind was portrait instead of landscape.
The chocolate is in a cardboard packaging and the words 'Lindt Excellence' are at the top in gold with their emblem also in gold. There is a scene of mountains in royal blue with a gold bucket and ladle and a picture of the chocolate that the packet contains.
At the bottom of the packaging are the words 'milk.leche' extra find milk chocolate'.
The picture of the chocolate on the front is very like the contents, though this is a drawing and not an actual photo.
The chocolate slab is wrapped in foil. The chocolate inside is divided into square of around an inch square. The word 'Lindt' is on one half of a square and there are several lines on the other half.
The slab of chocolate is thin and only about half a centimetre in width.
On placing a square of chocolate in my mouth, I instantly tasted the creaminess of it. The chocolate was smooth and velvety and very creamy.
The chocolate tasted luxurious and of a good quality, and was of a good rich brown colour.
This made a nice change to my usual fruit and nut and smelt fantastic.
Fats and sugars:
This 100g pack contains 22g of satuated fat and 51g of carbohydrate, total - 51g of sugars.
I would recommend this as it has a beautifully smooth texture and very creamy taste.
Also the best before date is February 2008, so this chocolate was well in date.
Lindt Excellence milk chocolate I searched for a category for this but couldn’t find one, so I’m putting it under milk chocolate, well, because it is. I have never been a fan of what I like to call “regular” chocolate bars- you know, Mars, Dairy Milk and so on. With the exception of the excellent Galaxy, I just don’t find the chocolate very special. I prefer the American chocolate bar Hershey’s and this one, when I can get hold of them; they tend to be a bit elusive. Mainly I find the chocolate of much better quality, but also they tend to be sweeter than the regular kinds, and I have a real sweet tooth. I don’t allow myself much chocolate because I’m a fad-diet-following, skinny-kickboxing-wannabe- sorry, I’m still reeling from the Room 101 op I did :-D. So when I do, I like it to be a special experience. I allowed myself a special treat for this one, I bought myself a big bar of Lindt Excellence. It is also available in small, 35g bars. I can already see it going straight to my hips. The ingredients- Sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, milk fat, lactose, skimmed milk powder, malt extract, emulsifier, Soya lecithin, flavouring. Oh, and maybe some traces of nuts. In other words, a bar of this stuff is heart disease central! The packaging- Perhaps not as exciting as Cadbury’s or Nestlé’s eye-catching packaging, because it doesn’t have to be, it’s renowned as a fantastic chocolate. The wrapper is a smart blue and white with the trademark Lindt swirly writing in gold with a weird cresty thing on one side, and excellence underneath in gold capitals. On the right of the wrapper is a picture of what I assume is the Alps, the chocolate being Swiss and all, plus a big tub of milk and a yummy drawing of a square of Excellence underneath. Beneath this is a silver foil wrapper, and undress it with your eyes for the glory that lie
s within The chocolate itself Mmmmmmmmmm. It’s that gorgeous creamy-brown colour of the perfect milk chocolate, the colour that makes your mouth water. It smells incredibly sweet and rich, a little like advent calendar chocolate and with a wee hint of nuts. The squares themselves are fairly thin, and this is truly a chocolate bar to savour instead of wolf down. The chocolate itself is incomparably rich and creamy, and sweeter than your average milk chocolate. Its also incredibly smooth and it melts delightfully in the mouth. It tastes wonderfully milky and again has a little hint of a nutty flavour about it. I always let it melt on my tongue instead of chewing it. A haven for plaque no doubt, but this really is a chocolate to relish. Its not the kind of chocolate you can shovel into your face all day long, purely because of its richness, it can get a bit sickly after a while, which is a good thing methinks, otherwise I’d resemble an elephant! That’s it. I’m through with men. From now on I’m taking a bar of Excellence and a good book to bed instead. Any bad bits? Well, at 49p for a little bar it’s a bit more expensive than your average chocolate, but it is well worth it. And I’m sure the calorific content is horrifying, and interestingly they don’t list it on the bar-gee I wonder why. Only disgustingly fatty ingredients could go into making a chocolate this gorgeous. Overall Perfection. There is nothing Lindt could do to improve on this masterpiece of the food industry. The packaging is classy and conveys the class of chocolate (its bourgeois chocolate is this ;-), the ingredients are, as Lindt keeps telling us, the finest, and it shows in the taste, its just unsurpassed when it comes to chocolaty goodness! Rich and creamy and uncommonly good, and it leaves you with a yummy warm feeling in your belly. Heavenly. Damn the diet, I’m off to get another bar.
Well, all I say is chocoholics beware, as this is another type of unique tasting chocolate to make your heart melt!!! For, if you are tired with the brand named chocolate such as, Cadbury's and Nestle (if that could ever happen?), then Lint Milk chocolate is the answer. It is a chocolate that offers everything, luxuriously creamy and most importantly will relax your mind and muscles as it succulently melts slowly in your mouth, a perfect indulgence. A ‘luxurious delight’ is the ideal way to describe Lindt chocolate, as it is naughtily rich at times, but nevertheless you want to indulge anyway. A chocolate to pamper yourself with or anyone you are willing to share it with (if you have to).
oh dear....I dont know what to do. After trying some Lindt Milk Chocolate, I'm stuck on it. I want to use it as couveture from now on, but it can get expensive. It is available from two sources here in the US in couveture form. I just think there is any other chocolate like it. Its perfect. Im the milk chocolate miss, and I hate bitter or dark chocolate for anything other than cooking, but I was able to stand a few pieces of Lindt bittersweet without being offended. I think it will do great in my cakes, tortes, etc. Its a crying shame that there is no other chocolate like Lindt at a lesser price for cooking. But, in American, we have a saying, you get what you pay for, and it certainly it rightly so for Lindt chocolate. The feeling I got when I ate Lindt Milk was interesting. I felt a bit saddened that no other chocolate make in the world could measure up, and that in America, people think that Hersheys is the best.
I cant believe no-one has wrote about the beautiful Lindt Milk Chocolate! My love affair started.... Anyway! The chocolate is of a fine, brittle nature, which gives a good snap when you break it (a sign of good chocolate). Each piece is generously sized and you would think, satisfying. Unfortunately once one delicious piece has slid into your mouth, you begin breaking the next. Lindt chocolate is available in Sainsburys, but I prefer to venture to Woolworths as Sainsburys often doesnt carry the snack sized bar, priced 39p. All Lindt chocolate i've tried (Dark, Milk, Extra creamy) has been wonderful, and the dark is especially good for cooking. However when it comes to general chocolate-festing nothing beats a bar of LindtMilk. Go on, treat yourself - you deserve it!