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  1. thehungryscholar

    What a great dad.


    Anyway, I am not a big fan of white chocolate, but I have a feeling I would like it with almonds. Hmm.

  2. thehungryscholar

    What a great dad.


    Anyway, I am not a big fan of white chocolate, but I have a feeling I would like it with almonds. Hmm.

  3. thehungryscholar

    What a great dad.


    Anyway, I am not a big fan of white chocolate, but I have a feeling I would like it with almonds. Hmm.

  4. croquecamille

    For some reason, this has made me think of the container of “smokehouse almonds” we got by accident at work once, many years ago. You could only eat about three of them at a time, due to the extreme saltiness and overwhelming fake smoke flavor. Sometimes they were just what you needed after a morning of eating nothing but cookie dough. (What? No, that never happened.) But now I’m thinking that they, or perhaps better, real smoked salted almonds, would be an excellent foil to white chocolate. Hmmm….

  5. mmoyal85

    oh man that looks gooood 🙂 When I lived in France, they had an ENTIRE grocery aisle dedicated to Lindt and Kinder bars. So much frickin chocolate!!

    No wonder I gained a ton of weight there 😉

  6. lisasfoods

    I haven’t seen this one before. Lindt chocolate is so good, especially their white chocolate, so I’m sure the added crunch of the almonds makes it more appealing to the senses to eat.

  7. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Um WHY have I not seen this chocolate?! I LOVE white choc and I love almonds…so the combo sounds perfect to me!
    Where did your dad find it?

  8. Kath Lockett

    Your Dad sounds awesome.

    And calling me ‘Stupendous’ – made my day!

  9. Baking Serendipity

    Love the analogy! This looks like an awesome chocolate bar 🙂

  10. Helen (grabyourfork)

    I’m not usually a big fan of white chocolate either but this does sound rather inviting. I’m surprised the brittle didn’t make the white chocolate overly sweet – I think that’s why I always love the contrast of bitter nuts or tart berries with mine.

    And yay for dad. And Soo-keh too.

  11. Agnes

    Dear St Ends.

    Pls send your chocolate stash this way. Plus your second born child (since your first born is already spoken for).

    Love Be Fri.

  12. Simply Life

    yum! white chocolate and almonds is one of my favorite combos!

  13. perry

    … West Virginia, it sounds like.

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ooh this is my favourite out of the new range. I love that the almonds are toasted and whole! 😀

  15. Hannah

    TheHungryScholar: He is pretty great! Are you a Sookie fan too? There are actually some really nice white chocolates out there, once you get beyond the sugary mass market trash and focus on the good chocolatiers. You should search out El Rey’s Icoa – it doesn’t taste anything like standard white choc 🙂

    Camille: Vosges’ Barcelona bar pairs hickory smoked almonds with milk chocolate, and I think it works really well – quite savoury, but in a really good way. So I think your noggin is onto a good thing!

    Mmoyal85: That’s what France is for! 😀

    Lisasfoods: This is actually the first (solid) white chocolate bar Lindt has retailed in Australia – we don’t get the coconut white one that’s available in America. Have you tried that?

    Lisa: It’s only *just* become available – my dad found it in Coles Woden, but I haven’t yet found it in my local Coles/Woolies, so I guess its still percolating through the market. I hope you find it soon!

    Kath: I just call it like I see it! 😀

    Baking Serendipity: Teehee, thank you! It was hard to get the analogy out of my head and onto paper/the screen without it sounding all confuddled 😛

    Helen: Another Sookie/True Blood fan? Hurrah! Actually, the brittle pieces were small enough not to overpower the bar with cloying sweetness. The roasted almonds were really flavourful, too, so they tempered the white chocolate nicely. I still prefer wackier/darker chocolates, but this wasn’t bad!

    Dear Be Fri, I’m feeling a bit guilty about bargaining off my children when I’m still rather single. It’s a teensy bit of a dilemma. In other news, I actually do tend to save a few squares of most chocolates I review in case I want to compare them with something later, so if you happen to drive to Canberra tomorrow, you could score not only this but even some edamame + curry + granola chocolate… Love, St Ends.

    Simply Life: For once, this is an Aussie not an American chocolate, so you’re out of luck! 😛

  16. Hannah

    Lorraine: Me too! I actually doubt I’ll try the other three – why oh why didn’t they make a new dark one in the 150g size? 😛

  17. Agnes

    Argh! I forgot to drive to Canberra today to pick up chocolate! And don’t feel guilty about bargaining off your unborn children, you may as well make the most of them while you can. But if it’ll make you feel better, I can bargain them off for you! 😀

  18. Hannah

    Agnes: And I spent the entire day standing on the sidewalk with a placard reading “Off the Spork”, too! Bad Be Fri! Hmm… if I let you bargain them off, does that mean you’ll ask for a commission? Who are you, Rumpelstiltskin? 😀

  19. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Yay! White chocolate! I adore white chocolate! It’s so badmouthed, too, I feel bad for it sometimes. This looks delectable!

  20. Hannah

    Amber: Oooh! Clever mind thought! There’s a dairy-free white chocolate here that I think might have to appear in a bloggie swap 🙂

  21. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Aah, yes!! Methinks I’d LOVE that :]

  22. Johanna

    I don’t get excited about white chocolate but brittle is another matter – will look out for this one

    actually I get a bit blase about a stash such as your chocolate one (oh wish I had a chocolate stash anywhere near as exciting as yours) but I think I would have a moment where I was just fed up with it and would demolish it in a ridiculously short time frame – admire your self control

  23. Hannah

    Johanna: I don’t know whether eating a block of chocolate a day counts as self-control, but I’ll take whatever kudos I can get 😀

  24. Louise

    Oooh, I bought one of these today! Now catching up on posts I see your review. Gotta love synchronicity like that. I haven’t tried it yet though. Had some Lindt 50% instead. My 9 year old has gone all Masterchef. He made us a raspberry fool on Sunday night (so good, I’d never had a fool before, but now I realise that I’d been a fool to leave it so long to have a fool, was just going to recommend it, but then I thought that you don’t do dairy, hmmm, such a shame, it was glorious). Anyway he made a second fool tonight as we still had raspberries and cream in the freezer/fridge, but he wanted to make it a chocolate raspberry one. So I bought a Lindt 50% for him to mix through, he doesn’t really like dark chcoolate. It worked ok, but I much preferred the bursting flavour of the plain raspberry one, even though it’s winter and it was made with frozen raspberries. And I wish you hadn’t mentioned that Vestri white chocolate and pistachio. I think of all your reviews that’s really the one that’s stuck in my memory. I need to try that stuff.

  25. Hannah

    Louise: Clearly, you need to go to Florence next for the Vestri! That’s fantastic that your son is getting into cooking. I’m sure the fool was delicious but I have a tried and true raspberry whipped dessert that shall never be toppled in my heart 😉 I should blog it some time… (P.S. I haven’t tried the 50%… not dark enough for me, just seems like a marketing ploy, but maybe I shouldn’t be so snobbish!)

  26. Maxine S. Wilson

    I fell in love the bar. Is the Lindt Bar white chocolate with almonds still available. I can’t have dark chocolate. Therefore, every white chocolate I see, I buy as much as I can find.