Another (continental) member from the same stable as the Cherry & Chilli bar, and the selection that Kath reviewed a while back, this particular bar is made from the same 70% dark chocolate and contains the same percentage (28%) of dark chocolate mousse. The twist this time is that the filling that constitutes 18% of the overall mass (this is all very precise, isn’t it?) is made from fig and caramel.
It’s good. Very good indeed. I recommend that Matt from Aussie Lindt tries his very best to make sure Kath gets to try it.
The chocolate is dark, shiny and bitter. The mousse filling light yet still somewhat bittersweet, and the fig and caramel filling gives it a fruity, dark undertone of sweetness that is quite sublime.
It’s another superb blending of flavours from the kings of mass produced high end chocolate. These guys are good at what they do, and they always deliver on flavour. Other than the coffee bar (which was purely my personal taste) I have to say I have enjoyed countless bars of Lindt chocolate, and the excitement in finding a new bar like this is in trying to predict how the flavours being described on the box will translate onto your palate. There’s usually a pleasant surprise (the warming afterglow of Chilli in the Cherry & Chilli bar springs to mind) and it’s that immediate burst of sophisticated fruit and dark sugary tastes that leads you back to the box for just one more square.
Seek this one out folks, it’s a corker.