After the disappointment of my Lindt Coffee Intense experience I decided to be brave and get back on the swiss choccy horse with this decidedly more posh looking bar. Lots of gold lettering on a dark background, and an illustration suggesting dark, dark chocolate, truffle mousse and bitter orange flavours. Yum – posh chocolate orange!
The fact that this bar was 70% cheered me up no end too, and the fact that the mousse filling on the box put me in mind of the Petits Desserts Dark Truffe Cake was never going to deter me either. I had high hopes for this one.
Over the course of numerous Lindt reviews I’ve come to realise that the filled bars merit closer inspection, so before diving in, I snapped a square and had a good look at the inside.
Looks good doesn’t it? Dark chocolate oozing what looks like marmalade (made with orange juice and 1% orange, so the package tells us), and it smells delicious too.
When I finally popped it into my mouth I was rewarded with a fantastic blend of the two flavours. The ‘orangey bit’ is wonderfully bittersweet and balances with the dark cocoa flavours in a tongue-tingling mix of citrus highs and dark chocolate lows. It’s a real mouth-waterer, and once the orange has left your mouth the dark cocoa flavours linger on (well, until you grab another chunk and pop it in).
This bar more than made up for my previous disappointment. My faith was restored, and I have found yet another great tasting bar to inflict upon visiting friends (who, it has to be said, are coming to expect a choccy tasting in lieu of dessert these days). Highly recommended.