I think the reason I bought this is because it says “New” on it. There I was thinking I didn’t get things for that reason, but I guess some investigation is always necessary.
On a side note, I hate the way this foil opens. Lindt does this, too. One side is folded, but the other three are sealed. So to open it, you have to tear it. Which can really bother someone who is sometimes prone to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It must keep the chocolate fresher until it gets to you, but then you can’t easily store the rest in the same wrapping. Though I probably shouldn’t be admitting that I need to store it at all.
I usually seem to end up with more dark Ghirardelli than milk, and I don’t think I’ve ever tried the Luxe Milk. It’s actually quite nice. It keeps up a rich chocolate taste while still maintaining the innocence of a simple milk chocolate. The crisped rice is quality, too. You can actually tell what it is, instead of just being something randomly crunchy. It also gets a grain or rice taste in amongst the chocolate.
So I really didn’t need to store it much, anyway. This is a quick one to go. “Chewing” chocolates are always gone before you realize it. I’m rather happy to find another one that I can count on.