Lindt Excellence Mint Intense

Posted by in on July 23 2007 | Leave A Comment

Lindt Excellence Mint IntenseI want to start by saying how much I love the packaging of Lindt Excellence. Every bar is sealed in foil and packaged in thin card box, embossed with gold lettering. It may not seem much, but opening a proper box is so much nicer than ripping open a cheap plastic wrapper.

Once unwrapped, you’re greeted by a pleasant, chocolatey, minty aroma. But first impressions are that it’s not particularly “intense”.

The taste isn’t particularly intense either. It’s certainly minty, but it’s no mintier than other chocolate mints out there. The chocolate itself is dark, but at 47% cocoa solids it can’t really be described as intense either.

But despite this – or perhaps because of it – this bar is one of the nicest chocolate/mint combinations I’ve tasted. The dark chocolate and mint flavours work well together without completely obliterating each other.

Lindt Excellence Mint Intense

I think that’s partly due to the fact that Mint Intense is made with natural peppermint oil blended into the chocolate itself, rather than a thin layer of ‘cream’, like most other chocolate mints. The result is a proper bar of chocolate that’s both refreshing and moreish.

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  1. I have to agree with you about the box bit. The one good thing about Japanese chocolate is that the stuff is packaged in boxes and a lot of care goes into it. Just a shame that most of it sucks…

  2. I will definitely have to check that one out… when I can find it. We have most Lindt variety blocks here but the mint one tends to hide out most often.

  3. Simon

    A friend of mine was waxing lyrical about this one a week or two ago. Glad to see it impressed you.

  4. ana

    de too i really find Lindt chocolates really tasty. the first time i saw it i got attracted to itbecause of its outer appearanc. Even the chocolate is very rich and pure.

  5. lielo

    de too i really find Lindt chocolates really tasty. the first time i saw it i got attracted to itbecause of its outer appearanc. Even the chocolate is very rich and pure.i really appreciate that we have a really good chocolates in shops.

  6. i love mint & dark chocolate0. i most love it!

  7. Bastian

    its delicious… in mexico they sell it for 1 dollar!! :)

  8. Ashleigh

    I received one of these for Easter and I’m eating it slowly. I completely agree with your review. This is very nice, and it works better than having a layer of minty “goo” down the middle like so many others.

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