As I have already brought to your attention, Dean-German-Grocery recently sent me through another load of samples, this time containing many of the most popular German brands Christmas offerings. One item that straight away stood out to me was this Lindt one. This product forms part of the Lindt '1001 Nights' range, and included 125g of mini milk chocolate truffles.
As you may have gathered from the title, this was not your standard chocolate offering. The tin packaging doubled up as quite a nice looking candle holder. I doubt I will get much use out of it myself, but this was really a nice unique touch. Onto the more important issue at hand, the chocolates, were wrapped in nice individual looking sparkly wrappers and despite their small size had nicely detailed logo imprinted surfaces. Releasing the chocolates from the wrappers, they had a nice smell that had a strong vanilla essence to it. As ever, the presentation of this Lindt product was brilliant.
For such small chocolates the number of flavour dimensions was incredible. The milk chocolate had a creamy taste that intensified as the piece melted. Inside the outer chocolate layer was a wonderfully smooth tasting praline type filling, which had a sweet hazelnut taste. The longer the praline filling was exposed, the greater the underlying vanilla flavour grew in its intensity. This vanilla flavour heavily noted the creamy chocolaty aftertaste, leaving a lovely lasting impression. These were extremely moreish chocolates, the only downside to them being that even half of the tin was a pretty unfulfilling experience.
Overall not only did this product provide a classy looking candle holder, but it actually had some pretty awesome chocolates as well :) !! The chocolates though small, and pretty unfulfilling were full of flavour. I would love to see these flavours incorporated into a Lindor truffle. The nutty flavours of the hazelnuts, and subtle but lasting vanilla flavours would be perfect for the Lindor format - I guess we can only cross our fingers. A good start to what will be a very extensive look over the Lindt Christmas range.
8.2 out of 10