“And God said, ‘Let there be Lindt’;
And there was Lindt.
And God saw that the Lindt was good.”
(And on the 7th day, God just stayed in bed and stuffed his face with chocolate.)
It’s been some time since I’ve been as excited by chocolate as when I first saw this box, sparkling on the shelf in John Lewis. A simple blue box with slightly metallic finish, embossed in gold with the words “Lindt” and “Precious”.
“Delicious assorted filled chocolates with stunning gold dust, pearl and diamond effects.
Someone in a marketing department, somewhere, had clearly put a lot of thought into how to appeal to my secret chocolate senses. I simply had to have this.
I’m such a girl sometimes.
For a split second, I contemplated giving this box as a Christmas gift. But then I wouldn’t be able to review it. And more to the point, I wouldn’t be able to eat it all myself. So, with some anticipation, I opened the box.
I was not disappointed…
There are 20 chocolates inside (4 each of 5 varieties), and they all sparkled like jewels. And I’m happy to report, they taste as good as they look.
I was slightly surprised how similar all the chocolates are. They’re all milk chocolates with variations of a soft, truffle style filling. I was initially disappointed that there weren’t more exotic tastes here, but then it hit me. Lindt want this box to appeal to everyone, so they’re not taking chances with unusual flavour combinations here.
The Precious Collection may be chocolate bling, but as bling goes, it’s quite tasteful. And more to the point, it’s utterly, utterly delicious. It’s sparkly chocolate heaven.
If you give a box of these to a loved one this Christmas, you can’t go wrong. Unless, of course, you’ve “accidentally” eaten them all beforehand. But be warned; the heartbreak of a loved one receiving and empty box of these would almost certainly count as a mitigating circumstance when said loved one stabs you through the heart.