Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lindt Chocolate Carrots

Lindt Chocolate CarrotsI stared and stared at these at the Target a couple of weeks ago and thought, “I have these eggs, that’s enough Lindt for one Easter.”

But then I was back in Target again last week and there they were, further on sale (only $1.33 for the package instead of $1.66 on sale). It was the fact that they were hazelnut that got me. Or maybe that they were carrot-shaped. Or maybe that I only had one item and I’d already walked about 2.3 miles around the circumference of the new Harbor City store and that negates any calories in my basket, right?

The little box holds four of the carrots. They’re billed on the box as, “Solid Milk Chocolate blended with Hazelnut.” That sounds like guanduia!

Lindt Chocolate Carrots (or are they umbrellas?)

Honestly, I was thinking it would be a hazelnut paste filling, not a whole stick of guanduia, but I’m not saying I’m disappointed.

Out of the foil the little confections stop looking like carrots and now look like folded umbrellas completely with a hooked handle. Very springy! They’re about 5.25” tall, with the chocolate portion at about 2.75” high. Each portion of chocolate is rather small, about .4 ounces or so (rather like the little traditional Piedmontese hats).

The chocolate is less milky tasting than the regular Lindt variety, instead it has some dark roasted nut notes and of course that rib-sticking hazelnut satisfaction.

They’re a cute little novelty, and at that price and with no artificial ingredients, it’s hard to beat. Unless you want some pretty foil-wrapped mockolate. I’m sure there’s something you can do with the leftover little sticks too, maybe something for Barbie or GI Joe. Definitely an item to pick up on clearance.

Made in Austria.

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Name: Chocolate Carrots
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Lindt
Place Purchased: Target (Harbor City)
Price: $1.33 (on sale)
Size: 1.8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 153
Categories: Chocolate, Nuts, Austria, Lindt, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:09 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I have linked you in my blog!  I was thrilled to come across your site as I was searching online today for natural candies.  We need not only natural but also gluten and dairy free candies… I am sure this site will be a great resource for us.

    Cheers!
    Jamie

    Comment by Jamie Ervin on 3/18/08 at 3:19 pm #
  2. Looks cuter in the wrapper than out, methinks.  Hazelnut being mentioned on the label does makes it rather tempting!  (Ahhh…that year in Germany changed me forever…)

    Comment by shilohautumn on 3/18/08 at 5:23 pm #
  3. i bought these at my local lindt store along with the bunnies in dark chocolate. They were really good and just the right amount of chocolate for a snack! I’ll have to go pick up some more if they’re that low at target though :3

    Comment by Erica Hague on 3/19/08 at 8:23 am #
  4. Awesome, I’ve seen these in the stores for years and thought they were just plain chocolate, I might have to try some now.

    Comment by Leigh on 3/19/08 at 9:55 am #
  5. I’ve eyed these, I might have to pick some up now!

    That photo of them opened is adorable, btw. smile

    Comment by Sera on 3/19/08 at 10:32 am #
  6. I want some of these in my Easter basket…so cute!

    Comment by Shawna on 3/19/08 at 3:34 pm #
  7. I bought some last year - they are cute and my kids liked them! (so did I)

    Comment by Tricia on 3/19/08 at 5:20 pm #
  8. These look hilarious…I havent managed to track them down over our side of the pond yet.

    lets hope I find some in the post Easter bargain bins…. :D :D

    Comment by James on 3/23/08 at 3:20 am #

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