Friday, 19 December 2008

December 19th: Lindt Gold Reindeer

Kcal 272 Fat 16.5g Fat(sats) 10.0g Carbs 27.5g (per 50.0g)

Way back in March I reviewed my first ever Lindt product. It was an Easter themed goodie, the Lindt Gold Bunny, and I remember really enjoying it. Since then, and many reviews later, I have come to be a massive appreciator of most things Lindt. Given all this there was no way I was going to turn down giving this Lindt Gold Reindeer a review. Almost identical to the Gold Bunny, this was a hollowed out milk chocolate product.

Although available in various sizes, I bought this Gold Reindeer in the 100.0g form. The product was beautifully presented in a gold foil wrapper and included a decorative red bow. The chocolate itself was nicely shaped and included a small amount of detail on its surface, which further added to its authenticity. Granted this wasn't the most practically formed chocolate, though there was no doubting that it looked impressive. I was also quite impressed with the smell of the product. As soon as I split open the foil wrapper I was met with a very appetising dairy based smell. Presentation is always a strong point of Lindt products.

Although it was pretty to look at, the truth of course was in the taste, and of course it didn't let me down here either. The milk chocolate was of a 30% cocoa recipe and offered much the same taste as the Lindt Excellence Milk Extra Creamy chocolate. It was predominantly milky in its flavours, though its thick, smooth melting texture gave it more the feel of double cream in the mouth. The chocolate melted at a lovely rate, with the cocoa growing ever so slightly in its prominence and strength as the melt progressed. The chocolate was relatively sweet, and had minor caramel like notes in its aftertaste. Although it was not the strongest tasting the chocolate I have ever had, the density of its melt made 50.0g (half) a very satisfying serving size. 

Overall there were no surprises here, and this was as expected a very enjoyable milk chocolate product. The chocolate lived up to the glamourous presentation and was of a good quality, with a sweet but exerting creamy taste. It is little under six days until Christmas now, and if your struggling for stock fillers, or little smaller gifts, then this would be a good little present. After all, who doesen't apprecitate chocolates at Christmas!? Especially when it looks and tastes this good.

8.5 out of 10
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