I was going to write a new ice cream snack review today, but it turns out I’ve talked about ice cream a lot lately. Then I thought I’d tell you about the awesome paleo (j/k totally not paleo once you add Biscoff Spread) muffins I made this morning, but that would necessitate going upstairs to find my camera cord for the photos and I’d much rather get this post done immediately so I can go back to re-watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Donnie Darko because: Netflix.
Luckily, I remembered that the last supermarket chocolate review I did went down quite well with you, so ta-daa! Another dose of accessible chocolate! We all win! Also this song and this song and this song!
Lindt Excellence Strawberry White Chocolate
Considering how unpleasantly fake-tasting I found the dark chocolate version, I was wary about breaking into Lindt’s Excellence Strawberry White Chocolate bar. Described as “smooth and creamy white chocolate combined with real strawberry pieces”, I appreciated the plethora of crispy, freeze-dried strawberry sparkles studded throughout this buttery-white chocolate, and noted that the aroma was, at least, more on the “real” than “droppers of chemical essence” side of the fence.
Having eaten the entire block, I can safely say that this does taste more truly of strawberries than the dark chocolate version. Personally, I far prefer berries with white chocolate than dark — I find the former’s tang blends far more nicely with vanilla-scented cream notes than with assertive cacao — but would this opinion be swayed by Lindt’s next foray into the berry chocolate field? Read on to find out… (<- me apathetically trying to muster enthusiasm for these chocolates.)
Lindt Excellence Intense Cranberry Dark Chocolate
Umph. I really can’t think of much to say about today’s Lindt chocolates. This Intense Cranberry Dark Chocolate bar follows the standard Lindt Excellence formula of a 47% cacao base with chewy nubbins of fruit and thin slivers of almond, but I wish it had something jazzier going on. Like crystallised ginger, cinnamon, or red wine. Red wine-infused cranberries? Cinnamon-glazed almonds? Anything.
It wasn’t terrible, by any means, but it bored me a little. Sure, the cranberries contributed a chewy tartness, but the almonds had almost no flavour and therefore provided only crunch. I’d buy this over the Strawberry or Passionfruit Excellence bars, but would not give it a second glance if the Crunchy Caramel or 90% flavours were on offer.
What I really want, though, is a Lindt 90% with Biscoff. That would be grand.