April 19th: Lindt Lindor Peanut Butter Truffles

Kcal 210 Fat 17.0g Fat(sats) 10.0g Carbs 14.0g (Per 3 truffles)

I just couldnt help myself walking past Whittards today, the Lindt Lindor Pick-a-mix stand got the best of me and I nipped in and helped myself to a good selection of the varieties on offer.

Ever since my fellow chocolate blogger Terry over at http://www.thechocolatereview.net/ mentioned the existance of the Peanut Butter Lindor Ive been obsessed with trying them and finally today was the day.

As you can see above the truffles came in the rather smart foil wrappers - unwrapping the first one I was suprised at how evident the peanut butter smell was - it was extremely pungent and immediately reminded me of the scent of Reese's peanut butter.

I slightly chilled these truffles and as you can see above the truffle centre became extremely thick and firm - taking the first truffle in my mouth I first nibbled away at the chocolate...yep..what I expected smooth creamy Lindt milk chocolate - full of flavour and some of the best on the market. The chocolate was made all the tastier as it had a slight peanut butter undertone where the flavour of the centre had obviously been absorbed into the chocolate! Nice! After nibbling away half the chocolate I put the rest of the truffle in my mouth and let it slowly melt away on my tongue and finally tasted the peanut butter centre.

Similar to the original milk chocolate Lindor the texture was more akin to butter - it was extremely smooth...unfortunately too smooth for my liking. If I was to put the texture in terms of peanut butter smoothness it wouldnt be smooth peanut butter...it wouldnt be extra smooth peanut butter....it would be 'super super smooth' peanut butter. This meant the flavour was a little wishy washy in its presence - it had a strong satisfying nutty flavour, but its presence left the tastebuds all too soon because of the nature of the texture.

Overall these are good tasting truffles...they would have a hard job not being with such tasty chocolate!! Unfortunately they didnt quite live up to my expectations as the peanut butter truffle centre was a slight let down. I think generally what Reese's does so well with its Peanut Butter filling is that it has a slightly grainy texture that really convinves you of its nut content - if anything I would say the balance of butter and peanuts isnt quite right in these truffles and they would benefit greatily from having more nuts and less smoothness..I guess we can ony dream of a hybrid of Lindt milk chocolate and Reese's Peanut Butter.

7.7 out of 10