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  1. Margaret

    I was waiting for your review of these.
    Caramelised coconut? You have my attention. 😉
    I’ll pick some up tomorrow.
    At this stage it is Lindt Swiss Gold White with Almonds that owns my heart. I just can’t keep any in the house for long. 🙂

  2. Emma

    I can’t say I’m terribly interested in either of these. 47% dark, huh? Hmm.

    This is quite a cryptic sentence, but once upon a time I got to look at this funny metal handhold flipping card catalog sort of thing, with an alphabetized list of dated cocktails popular in the 70s.

    My favorites were the Silver Stallion and the Blood & Sand. For the names, not the tastes, although the Blood & Sand sounds tasty now that I look at it again.

  3. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    You weren’t as critical of the strawberry as I was expecting 🙂 Glad you liked the coconut at least!

  4. Lou

    I am always a tad frightened of chocolate + strawberries together… I don;t even like fresh strawberries with chocolate! For me, 47% is just not dark enough to warrant action… bet Viper would love these though 🙂

    I do love the salty Lindt chocolate though, mmmm salt.

    Speaking of which….not very exciting but I LOVE a super limey/salty margarita 🙂

  5. Evan Thomas

    Mmmm, dried strawberries in a chocolate bar sounds genius! I hope that bar is around to stay and not limited edition; otherwise I’d have to buy 20

  6. Johanna GGG

    OK I think this is a first for me to read a review where I have tasted both chocolates – though I only had a nibble of the strawberry one before baking with it. I think I agree that the coconut one is lovely (though I think I enjoy whittakers more because it is more like coconut rough). We have quite a bit of lindt in our kitchen – though whittakers has recently been stealing our hearts (or is that palates)

  7. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Oh my goodness, please do tell us what Golden Gaytimes are.

    Ahem, MY Matthew Crawley shall never kiss some English hussy! 😉
    Actually Matt and I finished watching season 1 awhile back, but are waiting for season 2 to be watchable for free somewhere. Let me know if you spy it!

  8. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I love strawberry chocolates, even the incredibly fake-tasting ones. Perfectly ripe and sugary sweet strawberries are probably my favorite fruit, but it’s so hard to find any that are as good as I want them to be. And oranges at the peak of ripeness without a single trace of sourness are probably my second favorite. It would seem that we are most definitely not fruit soul mates, what with your love of cherries and mangoes, both of which I can’t stand. We come together on coconut though so there’s no need for an all out fruit battle, unless you just want one, because even though I’m not even sure what that would entail it sounds fun.

  9. Kath Lockett

    How come we, now living in the homeland of Lindt, DON’T HAVE THE STRAWBERRY INTENSE BLOCK AVAILABLE HERE?

    Why, Lindt, WHY…??????

  10. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    i think the coconut one may just find its way into my shopping trolley this week….

    as for my fav. cocktail??? love me a caprioska!

  11. Vien @ We Dare Food

    I love strawberry flavouring but I don’t like the actual strawberry itself!! HAHA I guess I’ll be buying the strawberry intense one 😀

  12. Cindy

    Ooooh, were you delivered the passionfruit one too?

    There’s very little passionfruit actually involved but I like it very much.

    I must look out for the coconut one!

  13. Louise

    Oh, excitement- I’ve managed to try both of these! I’m not a great fan of any freeze dried fruit, so wasn’t overly awed by the strawberry either. Whilst I too was (ahem, am) a Golden Gaytime girl, although I would never pass up a Mango Macadamia Weis bar to eat one, I wasn’t ever enamoured of the Coconut Rough. I had some very intense childhood deja vu (deja gout?) when eating the Coconut. I liked it too. I haven’t met too many cocktails I don’t like- I’m much more fond of a fruit based cocktail than any other sort. In Texas last year I had a bit of a Mojito bender- I had a stunning Madras Mojito at an Indian restaurant- dark rum, mint, lemon, sugar syrup and guava….. Pure deliciousness.

  14. Gary

    As much as I love coconut I think the passion fruit is my favourite of the intense range. I am so tempted to develop work drawer like yours 🙂

  15. Gary

    I don’t care what anyone says, I also consider myself a Streets Golden Gaytime boy. Great memories as a teenager on the beach on the Sunshine Coast eating a Street Golden Gaytime after a surf.

  16. Debi

    I’m a fan of most cocktails…especially if they don’t include tequila. 😀

  17. Amy

    The last memory I have of eating chocolate and strawberry flavoured anything together was way back in the dark ages when as a kid, my favourite roses chocolate was the chocolate strawberry (dark ages being the time before it was a hard mass and was actually a strawberry cream-showing my age now :P). I have some of this in my drawer ready to try. I admit, it makes me nervous!

    The coconut however, like you, I knew I was going to like and once I discovered the coconut was crispy I knew I had a problem (limiting myself with something so good is tough!).

  18. love2dine

    This looks dangerously good … as in, I could eat it all

  19. Choc Chip Uru

    Lindt excellence bars are my weaknesses – I have tried every single one 😀
    Thanks for reviewing these – that strawberry is calling out my name!

    Choc Chip Uru

  20. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I’ve been sneaking around Lindt chocolate lately and thought about buying some, but then there are so many different flavors that I couldn’t decide which one to buy. 😛 I think I should just give it a shot.

  21. Agnes

    You’ve *never* had a coconut based cocktail? Oh BFF you haven’t lived.

    I want to try the coconut one (I’m waiting for it to go on sale… bhahaha…)

  22. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    As someone that loves strawberry coated chocolates, I had so much hope for that strawberry intense! Oh well!

  23. penny aka jeroxie

    Coconut flavour… I am so in love!

  24. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Ohhh so many people have received this pack from Lindt 🙂 I’m so jealous hehe and have been going to Lindt cafe like everyday cuz there’s one right next to wear I work 😛 I really like their coconut flavour the most 😀

  25. Hotly Spiced

    I’ve heard of these two new flavours but not seen them yet. I’m a fan of the bitter orange flavour but you don’t like that one? When I was growing up and people would come to visit and bring a box of Roses chocolates (that was what people did back then) I would always avoid the strawberry – it always tasted like perfume and was very, sickly sweet. Not sure I’d be a fan of the strawberry flavour if it tastes artificial. I would like the coconut if even for the fact it reminded me of coconut rough – I used to eat those too!

  26. sophia

    oooh. Strawberry dark chocolate!! Sad that it didn’t measure up to par.

    I didn’t know there were so many Greek-speaking people in Australia!! That is so cool.

  27. Iron Chef Shellie

    Belated Happy birthday!!

    I received mine too but been too rubbish to even open the package! lol
    Hopefully next week I can try them 🙂 glad to know what you think of them first though!

  28. Ali

    It’s not so much a fancy cocktail, but my favourite is the Caprioska…vodka and lime…the best! I’m not a fan of coconut, but the strawberry one sounds right up my alley 🙂 Question…have you tried Haigh’s?

  29. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    My Dad invented a martini for me when I was 18, it is my favourite. Although a capharina is close. It is like a caprioska but made with a Brazillian rum called cacha. Possibly the fact that I first tasted this on an amazing day in Rio de Janeiro is an influencing factor.

  30. Fiona

    Hmm might give the coconut a go.

    With tea.

  31. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I’ve got these too! love the coconut, felt exactly the same way about the strawberry! I love a good fruity cocktail with a vodka base. The one we had at our wedding was lovely too, using strega and sparkling grapefruit. garnish with rosemary sprigs 🙂
    Heidi xo

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  34. ginny

    I so, so miss the Coffee Intense. That was my favourite. But the strawberry looks good…

  35. Ms Beaujoli

    I LOVE the strawberry one. I bought it in Spain on my holidays bit I cant seem to find it where I live. Or on the lindt website. HELP!

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