I 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.
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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