This one’s part of the same range as the Lindt Raspberry that Simon reviewed last week, and the format is exactly the same – a large bar of milk chocolate divided into liquid filled chunks.
The most striking thing about these Lindt bars is definitely the design. It looks like a thin slab of chocolate with ‘capsules’ stuck on the front. It’s quite unlike any other design I’ve seen.
Those ‘capsules’ mean that the bar looks very thick when wrapped, but in reality it’s just a 100g bar.
Once you have the chocolate unwrapped, you get a mild aroma of cherries. It’s a smell that reminds me of some milkshake from my childhood – a memory that’s reinforced by letting a chunk slowly melt in the mouth.
But as soon as that chunk breaks, the liquid centre flows out and you get a much stronger cherry hit. Personally, I found it a little too strong for a big bar of chocolate – it’s almost liqueur-like, and just a little overpowering.
I’m sure there will be people that love this – it’s all good quality stuff. But it’s not my favourite Lindt bar by a long way. The flavours are just too strong and the centre is too liquid (potentially very messy if you accidentally break a chunk).
I liked it. I ate it all without assistance. But give me one of the more subtle and finely crafterd Petits Desserts range over this any day.