Friday, December 16, 2011

Lindt Excellence Dark: Cranberry

Remember how Lindt sent me free chocolate to check out this summer?

Yeah, I suck, don’t I? And now, I suck more, because as a member of the Lindt Excellence Influencers club, I was sent a coupon for a free Cranberry dark chocolate bar.

Boom.

The bar has a very creamy aroma, with some berry and faint hints of vanilla and coffee.

Thin almond slivers and bits of dried cranberry are distributed evenly throughout the bar, and are small enough to not over take any bites of chocolate.

The chocolate itself has a smooth, buttery melt with a subtle cranberry flavor and a creamy edge to the flavor. It seems to almost taste like cranberry milk (does anybody make that? Somebody should). Coffee and earthy flavors also permeate the chocolate, and a bit of sugar complements the tart flavor nicely. The cranberry bits are a tiny bit chewy, and this is perhaps the only aspect of the bar that isn’t nearly perfect, but the almonds add a nice crunch without overpowering.

Well done, Lindt, well done. And a nice seasonal flavor to boot.

Do you get coupons for free chocolate all the time? Or is that just me?

7 comments:

  1. It's just you. I love cranberry and chocolate together. Yummmm.

    Hmm, should I add chocolate chips to my already delicious bars?

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  2. I'm pretty sure that's just you. Unless you count all the darn Ghirardelli squares hanging around from that hot chocolate race (since I ended up holding a lot of people's bibs for them, I ended up with chocolate squares falling out of their bags and into random places...

    When will you do a survey of chocolate flavored endurance recovery products?

    [hint: Zico chocolate coconut water is divine to my lousy palate)

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  3. I love cranberry and chocolate. And it's sadly just you.

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  4. I've had a Moser Roth cranberry bar from Aldi once before. It was surprisingly good, and came with five mini bars dressed up as one large bar. Not bad. That was a gift, so it's like getting a coupon, right?

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  5. Ah, so this is exactly like the blueberry one, except with cranberries. Me likey, as I've never been a fan of fakeish blueberry flavours, in or out of chocolate. I wonder how this would go with coconut instead of almonds...

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  6. Yeah, that's just you. I'm a sucker for all things seasonal though, so I will have to find this one...

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  7. lindt is just the best Chocolate according to me! I pick up some really special ones during my air travels and when it's over, plan to fly again! :P

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