Thursday, March 6, 2008

Lindt Lindor Truffle Eggs

imageLindt has a nice assortment of Easter goodies and they seem to be easier to find over the past couple of years. Most of their stuff involves their Gold Bunnies and some novelty molded items. (I especially like the set of foil wrapped sheep.)

Target had a sale, three boxed items for $5. So for $1.66 I picked up this little set of four eggs (which was the same price as a set of some Butterfinger eggs ... I thought I scored!). As a side note Target also has the white chocolate hollow rabbits, I’m thinking about trying those, perhaps if they’re on sale after the holiday.

The assortment includes one of each of the standard Lindt Lindor Truffles: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

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The eggs are small, about the size of a very large olive. I also picked up a single larger egg in Milk Chocolate, which is about the same size as a Cadbury Creme Egg, except narrower (28 grams instead of 34 grams for the CCE).

The most curious part of this whole tasting was that I got to see for myself what a difference proportion makes. The smaller milk chocolate egg had a shell of similar thickness to the large one, but of course less filling, so the proportion of chocolate to filling in the small egg was less.

The shell is the Lindt milk chocolate, which has a very strong powdered milk flavor to it with a little hit of malt. However, the truffle center, though it looks the same, doesn’t taste like much at all. It feels, well, empty. All texture and no taste.

imagePeanut Butter - wow, this is rich. The chocolate shell is thick and milky and the center is just a slightly oranger color. It has the same texture as the Lindor line, but an intense roasted peanut butter flavor. A little salty, rather dark and very satisfying. My favorite of the bunch.

White Chocolate - like the milk chocolate, the outside tasted like sweet powdered milk. The inside was simply a sweet and smooth coconut oil concoction. I’d have loved some vanilla beans in there or something, but Lindt doesn’t even use real vanilla.

Dark Chocolate - this one smelled like olives and cherries. Very odd, but not unpleasant. The dark chocolate shell was bitter and complex and interesting, the greasy center just turned me off. It was so tasteless and void of flavor, I just wondered why I was eating these when a full box contains 110% of my daily saturated fat intake. (Let’s not even talk about that single egg.)

I was very positive about these when I tried the truffles for the first time, but I didn’t know the ingredients, fat content or calories back then. These are still a much better deal than something like Godiva at only about $12 a pound on sale and still carry much of the upscale cache and more flavor variety. I think I’ll stick with the Lindt hollow chocolate items ... the air inside will not clog my arteries or build up fat reserves around my belly and still looks really cute in the Easter basket.

Related Candies

  1. Cadbury Canadian Creme Eggs
  2. See’s Egg Quartet
  3. Melster Marshmallow Eggs
  4. Wonka Golden Creme Egg
  5. Cadbury Orange Creme Eggs
  6. Kinder Egg
  7. Dove Truffle and Snickers Eggs
Name: Lindor Truffle Eggs - Set & Single
    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 (Glendale Galleria)
Price: $1.88 & $.88
Size: 2.2 ounces & .99 ounces
Calories per ounce: 182
Categories: Chocolate, White Chocolate, Peanut Butter, United States, Lindt, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:25 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. These look abolutely gorgeous. I have to try get hold of these over here.

    Comment by James on 3/06/08 at 8:31 am #
  2. Mmmm, I LOVE Lindt dark chocolate truffles…...........I wish the whole packs weren’t so expensive…

    Comment by Tindy on 3/06/08 at 1:51 pm #
  3. This explains a lot.  I’ve always found Lindor truffles to be anticlimactic.  I must’ve never realized that the filling was so bland.  I’ve been thinking of ordering their super high cacao bar.  Their 85% one is great.  I also like their dark orange one.  Their plain chocolate is probably my favorite, but the truffles just don’t do it.

    Another worth trying is Hershey’s Cacao Reserve with cacao nibs.  Made in Germany.  Very satisfying and super pretty and glossy bar.

    Comment by Dave on 3/07/08 at 1:33 am #
  4. i used to be totally in love with lindt truffles, but i, too, eventually came to the realization that the filling was just an unbearably rich, flavorless goo.  give me a see’s truffle any day.

    Comment by Ruffy on 3/07/08 at 7:20 am #
  5. What? There’s a Target in the Glendale Galleria now? Wow, I guess I’ve been away too long. I know there’s one in Eagle Rock Galleria.

    Comment by Lala on 3/10/08 at 6:37 pm #

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