Hooray! After pleading on Chocablog (and I’m sure it is what made all the difference), We Can Has a few new Lindt offerings in the wide brown land Down Under.
I was in my local Foodland today buying the makings of another Chocolate Sorbet, and stumbled upon the Lindt Excellence Blueberry Intense. How cool was that? All thoughts of sorbet gone – I had to have one of these for trying, and preferably RIGHT NOW!
But Blueberry? Seriously?
Blueberry is difficult at the best of times. Even when fresh, blueberries often seem to me to taste mainly of sweetness and a bit of water. The flavour is small, subtle, and a difficult one to tease out when things are going well. They do work quite well in muffins and some cakes. In most chocolate I really have to work to pick the blueberry flavour. So the big question is: Have Lindt Pulled It Off This Time?
The contents of the pack are your standard Lindt block with almond slivers (as per the orange / lemon and various others of the “Excellence” range). A check on the ingredients shows sugar at the top, the blueberry is a mere 2%, next come apple and pineapple in some unspecified amounts. For texture or a filler I suppose. Flavouring also appears – we’re not told what it is though.
The aroma is pretty much that of your standard middle-weight (not quite light, not quite dark) chocolate – rich and slightly earthy and perhaps a tiny hint of fruitiness.
The taste: there is a little fruity hint or highlight running through the flavour. But is it blueberry? After 2 of the regulation size Lindt squares (about 20 grams) I still can’t tell.
I passed it around the family. We all agree this is slightly fruity and very nice. Does it deserve to be called Blueberry Intense? I’m still not sure.