Lindt Excellence Stracciatella

This is the third Stracciatella version I’ve tried this summer after the Ritter Sport and the Schogetten versions; and each of them seems to be totally different, which is really nice, I like to try different variations of one kind of chocolate. The Lindt one is the flattest chocolate treat and the only one that contains vanilla and additional rice nibs to add some crisp to the bar. Sounds interesting for a stracciatella chocolate I think.

In fact, the vanilla aroma is really intensive and overpowers the white chocolate as well as the bitter cocoa nibs in there. There is some cocoa in the smell as well, but it is the vanilla that rules in here. Well, stracciatella icecream is usually made without any vanilla, it comes with simple milk icecream without an intensive vanilla flavor.

The texture of the treat is really nice and my personal favorite of the three versions I’ve tried. The chocolate is soft and creamy, while the rice flakes add a nice crunch to the bar and the cocoa nibs are a little chewier than the white chocolate they are embedded in. It leaves this unpleasant uncreamy Schogetten texture and the soft Ritter Sport crème absolutely behind.

Against my first fears, the chocolate turns out to be not too overruled by the vanilla in there. In fact, the vanilla is a really nice addition; it makes the white chocolate not too boring and makes a perfect match with the richness of milk in there. Then, of course, there are those dark chocolate nibs that are really rich of cocoa but won’t leave any bitter note. Still, they keep an even level of sweetness in the bar, really cool! I want more chocolate like this one!

Do you have a favorite Stracciatella chocolate?

9.5 out of 10

Name: Excellence Stracciatella
Branch: Lindt & Spruengli
Price: 1.99 Euro
Calories: 590kcal per 100g
Fat: 40g per 100g
Size: 100g

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