Friday, 27 September 2013

Lindt Lindor - Coconut (Limited Edition)

I first heard about Lindor Coconut earlier this year but for some reason they’ve eluded me until now.  Imagine my excitement when I happened across them in Sainsburys.  And they had a third off!  Chocolate that’s been reduced!  Is there any greater thing in life?
I have to admit I’m a huge coconut fan and one of my favourite brands of chocolate is Lindt so I had high hopes for these new (ish) little truffle balls.  I’m yet to stumble across a Lindt Lindor I don’t like if I’m being honest.  I adore the original milk chocolate ones and had a fondness for the mint in dark chocolate version, though correct me if I’m wrong, I believe they’ve been discontinued.  Oh, it was a sad day when my local Whittard’s stopped stocking them.  I used to love the fact you could pick and mix individual balls of Lindor, do they still do that?

Anyway, back to the matter at hand.  Aren't they pretty?
As ever, the balls are individually wrapped and have a luxurious quality about them, there’s something ever so decadent about Swiss Lindt chocolate. 
The chocolate coating is as gorgeous and generous as ever and the coconut interior is incredibly creamy and sweet.  I like them, I really do, but they don’t quite match up to some of their other offerings in my opinion though I can’t put my finger on why this is. Apologies!  I think it’s partly because the truffle in these is akin to a coconut flavoured white chocolate.  I’m not really a fan of white chocolate as I find it overly sweet (picky little taste buds).  Maybe they would have worked well with a dark chocolate shell to balance out the sweetness?  Still, the combination of some of the nicest chocolate I’ve ever tasted and smooth, creamy coconut works well and I polished off my share of the box pretty quickly (share being 3:1 in my favour) Would I eat them again?  Sure, without a doubt, but would I go out of my way to buy them?  No, probably not.

1 comment:

  1. I thought these were lovely, but I agree they would be better with dark chocolate coating..or maybe a milk chocolate inner filling?