Friday, 28 November 2008

November 28th: Lindt Christmas Nascherei Macaroon

Kcal 550 Fat 35.0g Fat(sats) 22.0g Carbs 52.0g (per 100.0g)

I am quickly coming to the end of the Lindt Christmas goodies Dean-German-Grocery sent me, but I have been saving this particular bar as it appeared one of the most interesting out the range. Comprising of 'white chocolate with coconut almond pastry pieces on a milk chocolate base', it certainly sounded unique.

The product came in a 100.0g bar, which did me well for two servings. Presentation as ever with Lindt was of a high standard. The bar was packaged nicely in a stylish wrapper, which had a nice picture of some macaroon biscuits on the front. The chocolate was wrapped in a layer of branded Lindt foil, this not only maintained the look of the bar, but also retained the very pleasant milky, nutty smell of the chocolate that made itself instantly known once the foil was opened. One thing that was noticeable about this bar in comparison to other Lindt products was the size of the blocks. They were a lot smaller compared to all other Lindt bars I have ever tried. To be honest this wasn't ideal, as when breaking the pieces off, the separate milk chocolate and white chocolate layers tended to break away from each other.

The base was comprised of milk chocolate, eating this the 'right-way' up meant that the milk chocolate established its flavour base first. As is the case with most Lindt products the chocolate was very forthcoming in its cocoa flavours, considering its relatively low 30% cocoa content it was actually quite intensely flavoured. The milk chocolate was of a good standard, though the real standout factor in this bar was the simply superb white chocolate macaroon layer. It had a bit of everything - a wonderfully creamy, biscuity, nutty taste and a fantastically smooth melt with added crunchy pieces. All the different components to the taste made this a hugely enjoyable experience - I still can't quite believe how they packed the macaroon flavours into such small blocks. On the whole this was a very satisfying and pleasing chocolate.

Overall as far as Christmas Chocolates go, this has to be up there with the best of them. This bar combined both milk and white chocolate superbly, as well as somehow integrating a delightful biscuity coconut element in to the overall taste. The combination of the differing taste elements and contrasting textures make for a bar that I would really recommend. This bar had great quality chocolate and delivered in terms of its promised flavour ingredient ... you can't really ask for much more.

8.4 out of 10
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