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  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    My boyfriend was given one of the sea salt bars at work six weeks ago. It has been sitting on his kitchen counter since then. UNACCEPTABLE.

  2. Agnes

    I agree with you, I didn’t like the passionfruit one either. (Also, didn’t like blueberry. But I haven’t tried the strawberry yet.)

    And as for the sea salt, I liked it, but wished for a bit more salt.

    Are you still ill? I prescribe more chocolate. Less strepsils, because they’re obviously making you delirious.

  3. Sarah

    Lindt sea salt is my favourite chocolate ever! It’s perfection.

    I enjoyed the passionfruit but obviously not enough because there has been half a block in my cupboard for 2 months. Must be the alginates.

  4. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I’m new to this salted chocolate thing – my first experience was an accident of putting chocolate covered blueberries (which I think are awesome and unlike any fruit chocolate bar I’ve ever had) into a bowl that had previously had salted nuts in. So good. Which makes me think I should get some of the Lindt Sea Salt chocolate. But for now I will just settle for the Lindt dark thins in my desk drawer.

  5. JohannaGGG

    I have only tasted the passionfruit chocolate of these two – which probably labels me down as more into the fruit than the salt – I think I liked it but as with the strawberry I put most into a chocolate cake (which maybe then labels me as lover of fruity chocolates in chocolate cakes). I don’t quite get the salt and sweet foods craze – though it is not as inexplicable as Austin Powers movies being so old!

  6. Leah

    Im with you Hannah, the fruity chocolates are not my favourites at all. I will eat them, if there is nothing else about though :P

    MMM love the sound of the “touch of sea salt” one though. <3 a simple dark chocolate.

  7. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I’ve had salted chocolate before, but not the Lindt one. Will try it next time! As for fruit ones, I don’t mind them, but I agree it would be nice if the ingredients were a little purer.

  8. Lou

    Ok, so:

    Salt + anything = delicious
    Salt + chocolate = extra delicious

    Passionfruit “flavoured” anything = rank – Viper once bought a bottle of passionfruit flavoured vodka when we went through duty free. Never again. Ew it was so rank – we couldn’t even give the stuff away!

    Woooow! Austin Powers 15 years old!?! HOW!?

  9. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Here at least we are in complete agreement :) I do like fruit in chocolate, but the passionfruit one was a bitter disappointment to me. Or more accurately phrased, a too-sweet-and-sickly disappointment. I do love the sea salt one, although I’m also still peeved that it has dairy.

  10. Hotly Spiced

    I love passionfruit too so that’s a shame it didn’t live up to expectations. But my expectations of fruit chocolates are very low (as we were discussing the other day). Any chocolate you can squeeze I would put back in the box. I only went for the hard and dark chocolates. I saw this sea salt bar in Harris Farm yesterday and stood there wondering if I should buy it – and now you tell me! Of course I should have. I’ll push my granny trolley back up there tomorrow! xx

  11. Gary

    I know what you mean about the passion fruit but I still like it. I must now try the salt chocolate. Oh Hannah there are days I think I should stop reading wayfaringchocolate but I cannot help myself :-)

  12. Choc Chip Uru

    The delicious flavour of the Passionfruit has me enthralled my friend – heaven indeed :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  13. Margaret

    I must say, your photos are amazing.
    I’ve had these a few times and I agree with your review. The problem is, the supermarkets here carry an extremely limited range. The exciting flavours just aren’t available much of the time. :(

  14. Amy

    I adore the sea salt Lindt!

    Despite it not being your thing, I’m both looking forward to and a little scared of the passionfruit one in my drawer. I love passionfruit, but I’m not a big fan of the almond pieces they put in their fruity chocolate bars so I’m anticipating the strawberry one being more along the lines of something I’ll like.

    Sorry to disappoint you…………you’re going to have to share the Aussie sea salt blocks with me :P

  15. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ahh fleur de sel! I only wish that when I was recently in France, that I had some luggage space to take more home with me!

  16. Kath Lockett

    Love both blocks, but then Lindt will always be The One for me. What I’m dreaming of though, is the salted to join up with their milk block. THAT would be a dream pairing!

  17. Emma

    Oh, yummy, I love a good dose of pineapple fibres in my daily diet! As I always say, life isn’t worth living if it’s not strung together gastronomically with pineapple fibres!

    Plus: yeah, how is that sea salt bar new? I’ve seen it on the racks for ages. It doesn’t even say new on the box… they probably just included it cause they know you like it:)

  18. Louise

    I haven’t bothered trying the passionfruit as yet, but have been chowing down on the sea salt for quite some time. It’s fabulous.

  19. Karen

    Hannah, I do love your reviews of the chocolate bars. I will now have to try them to see if I agree. Will there be a review of Strepsils next? I hope your feeling better soon.

  20. hungryandfrozen

    If nothing else, at least “Passionfruit Intense” is a really great name, AND the positioning of the fruit on the package makes them look like eyes. I was trying to work out if this was creepy, I decided not to, they have a saucy-venus-fly-trap thing going on (how can “the saucy venus fly trap” even be a recognisable trope for me, I don’t know)

    Fleur de sel sounds much more my bag, too. I think it was coincidentally Austin Powers who recently gave me pause also at how much time had gone by since its release. Not cool, passage of time, not cool!

    I haven’t even had any strepsils, but I have only had 5 1/2 hours sleep, if you’re wondering about the scatterbrained nature of this comment.

  21. Cindy

    That’s fair enough – I understand that you have your fruit-chocolate foibles. At least we can agree that Lindt’s sea salt version is freakin’ awesome.

  22. Nicola

    I agree with whoever comments on the photos, and wanted to say, nothing bugs me more (well, something probably does) than the “amateur photography” trend, they’re more prolific than hipsters! There is nothing wrong with a good, compact, light point and shoot that doesn’t require it’s own oversized bag for outings. End rant!

    Someone recommended Trader Joes caramel and sea salt chocolate, so I picked up a couple of blocks over in the US. Haven’t tried it yet though, but really looking forward to it! Whittakers in NZ does a peanut butter block, with mixed reviews, looking forward to trying it next week though. Lindt does do a delicious PB Lindor ball. I’m eating one right now ;)

  23. Catherine

    This is really not fair! I don’t think chocolate with sea salt has arrived in Italy yet, or not at any of my haunts! I can’t imagine what it must be like… Must investigate, yes must.

  24. Libby

    That ingredients list just sounds nasty!

    Haha it’s hard to believe that Austin Powers is now ‘retro.’ :|

  25. SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa)

    The sea salt… oh, the sea salt. I tried that flavour a few weeks ago and it’s now firmly my favourite Lindt out there. Simply amazing. I also just tried the coconut intense flavour (husband brought it home) and it wasn’t too bad! Reminded me of a Mounds chocolate bar from the States. A bit of nostalgia for chocolate bars of my youth is never a bad thing!

  26. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    I’m really addicted to anything sweet and salty at the same time right now…I recently had a salty chocolate Pocky stick, you know the Japanese chocolate covered biscuit sticks? Loved those. And then there was the crinkle cut chips covered in hot melted chocolate in Japan….that was unforgettable…
    I will take your advice and try this Lindt chocolate…sounds delicious!

  27. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    hahaha oh Hannah. many lola going on right now. & I really don’t like saying “lol”…but it’s just too true to not articulate. 15 years old???? get out of town. & yeah, alginate is really great for the afternoon slump.
    Heidi xo

  28. Hannah

    aaaah Lindt Excellence….I remember way back in the early days – or maybe even before Wayfaring Chocolate existed – you talking me through the various varieties of Lindt and breaking off various squares for me to sample and test my own chocolate appreciating skills. I’m afraid they are still underdeveloped, however I do keep a few trusty blocks of Lindt at work for those horrid days/holy crap I have a staff meeting/”its a day ending in y so I should eat some chocolate” days. Must. Get. Sea-Salt. for. Desk stash.

  29. Silvia

    I loved the Fleur du Sel Lindt bar.. I think I need to buy it again!
    (or any chocolate with Salt… that would be so great right now!)

  30. Sig

    I tentatively tried this out a few months ago because you know – salt and chocolate – um – weird. But, Holy YUM – this is delicious. I actually prefer it to the plain 70% block (tried the 85%…couldn’t do it….sorry).

    A firm favourite now :D

  31. Brent Bielema

    Thanks for the review — have you tried the Cafe Britt dark chocolates with passion fruit jelly? I guess they are from Costa Rica. The Lindt dark black currant chocolate bars are quite good but why does Lindt use artificial flavors? That spoils it for me. I used to get some really good Hershey Extra Dark chocolate bars with almond, blueberry and currant — from Amazon. I suppose it’s really best to support your local chocolatiers and then you know what you are getting — rather than the mystery “natural flavors” encountered elsewhere. Also you might want to check out the Endangered Species and Oskri Organics chocolate bars — lots of options there, fruit and non-fruit. Happy wayfaring!

  32. Peter Seitzman

    Thanks for your review. I happen to love dark chocolate, I love fruit flavored chocolate, and I adore passion fruit ever since I discovered it as a blended juice and sugar drink in Rio de Janeiro called suco di maracuja’ (passion fruit juice in Portuguese).
    When I stumbled upon it last week, I excitedly bought 5 bars. Boy was I disappointed. I didn’t detect any passion fruit aroma, and there was zero passion fruit taste. All I tasted was chocolate and pineapple. I was so disappointed, I called Lindt and complained, but all they wrote back was that different people’s taste senses are different.
    Actually, chocolate and pineapple wasn’t too bad, but I wasn’t expecting it.
    Ah, well. Life ain’t easy.

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