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Lindt milk & Honey

This bar seems to be a chocolate only available during summer as well. At least it was taken out of Lindt’s range by the end of September, that’s why I guess it is like that. The milk ‘n honey bar is wrapped in a light yellow, honey like wrapper, and just like the other two bars of this range, it is stabilized by a cardboard. “Dream and enjoy” is their slogan.

The milk chocolate is soft and milky, has a good melt and comes with the familiar Lindt-quality.

The inner part reminds me of my early childhood. Some of you probably know this situation: You cannot sleep and your granny or mother makes you a cup of hot milk with honey. Geek, that’s exactly the way the filling tastes without the chocolate part, and I really enjoy this rather sweet honey trip down memory lane!

Dream and enjoy goes very well with this chocolate treat, at least for me. It is a pity I did not find it earlier, as I really would have bought the one or other bar to give them away, as this is a really nice treat, especially if you’re in for honey and milk chocolate!

8 out of 10

Name: Milk & Honey
Branch: Lindt & Spruengli
Size: 125g
Price: 2.24 Euro
Calories + Fat: ?

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Lindt Cresta

It took me quite some time to buy this chocolate bar, simply because I wasn’t too sure of the composition: Alpine whole milk chocolate filled with almond brittle on a praline mousse. Praline mousses are often made of hazelnuts and I thought in combination with the crispy almond brittle this would not be the best combination. Then, after searching for a crunchy chocolate treat these days, I went for it.

On the outside the bar looks just like all the other flat Lindt chocolates: 12 milk chocolate container, each coming with an imprinted “Lindt” writing. I needed to get used to its smell which mainly consists of the sweet milk chocolate aroma; mixed up with a nougat-like scent probably coming from the mousse. The almonds are not too intensive here, but I can see some rests of pieces in the brittle. The crème has a slightly lighter shape than the chocolate and the brittle is bronish-golden; I really enjoy its inside looks.

As a whole, the texture is beyond amazing! Why, you ask? We have a crunchy brittle that provides a nice chew, while the chocolate has an amazing melt though not being too smooth before hitting the mouth; and the mousse? The mousse is the soft part of the treat. Mixed up, this is a perfect combination for a well done chocolate treat.

Now, let’s turn to the most important part, the taste: I am totally positively surprised by the chocolate. The milk chocolate itself is typical Lindt quality: Sweet but not too sickly, rich of milk but not too rich of cocoa. The praline filling seems similar to nutella to me, a nougat-like, rich of hazelnuts crème which is not too sweet to my surprise! And the brittle? Here we have an outstanding production of almonds, really! Almonds are by far not my favorite nuts, but this brittle made from almonds is really good, even though a little sweet, but that comes usually with brittle, as there is a lot of sugar in it.

9.0 out of 10

Name: Cresta
Branch: Lindt & Sprüngli
Price: 1.99 Euro
Calories: 537kcal per 100g
Fat: 31g per 100g
Size: 100g

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Lindt Summer Mood vanilla-stracciatella

While I am writing there is a storm raging outside that is really heavy. I am used to rain over here, but this is way beyond what I am used to – as well as the temperatures we had last summer.

The vanilla aroma is really strong and you can sense the bitter chocolate beneath the vanilla, and even the cocoa nibs that are embedded in the vanilla part add some cocoa to the smell. It is really well done and the vanilla is kept from getting too overwhelming by the bitter chocolate.

Damn, this one is really delicious! At first I sense a bitterness from the bottom of the chocolate which mixes up with the white chocolate pretty soon; that’s where the sugar comes into the game. Also, the vanilla-flavor sets in and the mixture is really unbelievable. The vanilla flavor isn’t as intensive as the aroma is, but that is perfectly nice as the treat stays really balanced. The dark cocoa nibs add a roastiness to the treat that is totally stracciatella like and that breaks up the vanilla-flavor and occasionally take away some of the sweetness coming from the white chocolate, again.

Texture-wise the chocolate is a little boring as you cannot feel the cocoa nibs in there and the plain chocolate is chewy, while its melt is really nice and tempting. The white-yellowish vanilla part has a slightly better melt. This little difference saves the bar in my opinion; because when I think of stracciatella icecream, I think of soft milk ice filled with crunchy dark chocolate nibs; and this is the part which is missing for me.

I’d give the bar a ten, but I just cannot due to the texture which is not good enough for a 10. Also, the bar tends to turn sickly after a while, even though it is not too sugary. I think that’s the vanilla flavor in there.

9 out of 10

Name: Summer Mood vanilla-stracciatella
Branch: Lindt & Sprüngli
Price: 1.99 Euro
Calories: 552kcal per 100g
Fat: 36g per 100g

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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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Lindt Yoghurt-Raspberry-Vanilla chocolate

There is an enormous amount of Lindt summer chocolates this year. Either just as a finger bar, or as 100g bars. This is one of those which are just available as 40g sticks.

The white milk chocolate coating smells like a milk-vanilla mixture and reminds me of a vanilla ice-cream. The taste is rather sweet and very milky, just as a good white chocolate should taste, while the raspberry filling is really sour and fresh. The sourest parts are the pieces of raspberry inside the filling. Without the coating they are really sour; combined with the coating they take away some of the sweetness and blend in really well. They are colored dark pink while the rest is lighter. The raspberry taste is testable all the time throughout the bar, and so is the vanilla, though the vanilla is rather an omnipresent pleasant by-taste. Just the right amount for this bar to not take away the freshness.

Even without putting it into the fridge the coating is rather solid, but still melts easily and becomes really creamy inside your mouth. Further, the filling is very crumbly at room temperature, I don’t really want to know what happens to the texture if you put the treat into the fridge as advised.. I won’t try that because I don’t like cold chocolate as all the aromas and flavors get lost when it is cold, or at least they lose a lot of their intensity.
But maybe this bar becomes even fresher, even if it lacks in flavors when you eat it directly out of the fridge.

It is autumn now, but I still like eating all those fruity & fresh summer chocolate bars!

8 out of 10

Name: Yoghurt-Raspberry-Vanilla chocolate
Branch: Lindt & Spruengli
Price: 1.95 Euro per 100g bar, 0.95 Euro per 40g par
Calories: 547kcal per 100g
Fat: 34g per 100g

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Mousse Au Chocolate White

Right now I’m trying to get through “old” reviews I’ve written some time ago but still need to be posted. This white mousse au chocolat treat is one of them.
I am totally surprised by this chocolate! You might know by now that I am a huge fan of white chocolate. Still I thought a white mousse au chocolate covered in white chocolate would be way too sickly. But Lindt taught me better:
At first there is a really milky taste of chocolate coming from the coating. Soon it mixes up with a glimpse of vanilla which goes really well with the chocolate. You can also sense some almonds in there as a faint by-taste, something I find pretty cool!

Who thought the coating would be a highlight in milky taste, has not come to the filling. The really light mousse inside the treat provides an exceptional taste of milk: Somehow they managed to produce a white mousse with a really dominant flavor of milk, while at the same time not overshadowing the typical white-chocolate flavor; plus, it does not get sickly too soon, even though it is rather sweet. The scent of vanilla is barely distinguishable from the rest, but that’s totally alright as the chocolate coating contains enough vanilla for a white chocolate treat, just like the motto: Less is more. 

The only thing thatbothers me a little is the texture, as the thing tends to break apart while eating. Maybe a slightly thicker coating would prevent that. Further, it gets a little boring in time as there is no diversity. But as I know how difficult it is to make a light and creamy “mousse au chocolat”-filling, this one is really outstanding again. If you are searching for a good white chocolate treat with a light but creamy filling, this is your choice!

8 out of 10

Name: Mousse Au Chocolate White
Branch: Lindt & Sprüngli
Price: 2.70 Euro
Calories: 584kcal per 100g
Fat: 39g per 100g

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Lindt Orange-almond-brittle

Here we have another summer version: orange-almond-rittle. This bar looks almost exactly like the other bars: Ten milk chocolate container filled with a yoghurt filling. The milk chocolate looks a little gready but still alright, and the inner part has a white-yellowish color with tiny dots of orange-brown in it.

The scent is beyond amazing! Fresh orange collaborating with nutty almond brittle – and yes, you can smell both kinds of aroma in there. The orange is a little like Fanta, but not as artificial.

The filling is different from the other fruit versions. This time you have just one layer – the smoothest but at the same time crunchiest of all four treats. The brittle is awesome. Tiny sweet little crispy pieces are coming with a comparably really fresh and slightly sour orange taste. The orange reminds me of a delicious fresh yoghurt and it is totally cool that the orange flavor dominates the taste as soon as you are through the creamy milk chocolate layer. The brittle adds a good amount of sweetness which comes through every time you chew on a piece of brittle. The orange flavor lasts really long and does not leave an artificial after-taste. Well done, Lindt! This is definitely my personal favorite of the summer bars – even though I least expected it to be this bar.

9 out of 10

Name: orange-almondbrittle
Branch: Lindt & Spruengli
Price: 1.95 Euro
Calories: 534kcal per 100g
Fat: 34g per 100g

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