Well everyone, its 2 months until Christmas this Thursday so I think it's about time that I got cracking on some Christmas reviews - I mean you do need time to decide what chocolates you're going to indulge in over the festive period!
You may remember that last year Lindt released some limited edition Irish Cream Lindors reminiscent of Baileys; this time they have released a different festive offering Lindor Stracciatella - I remember having seen these in the US when I visited there a while back but it's nice to see them on offering on the UK market.
For those of you that don't know Stracciatella is pretty much like Cookies n Cream flavour, white chocolate with chocolate chips - although Lindt is quick to inform us on the icy blue Christmas packaging that these Lindor truffles do not contain any actual cookies and instead are made up of white chocolate with a white truffle centre and cocoa pieces.
To call these chocolates rich would be a bit of an understatement; if you find the classic Lindors overly sickly then these definitely aren't for you; they feel akin to eating a lump of sweet butter/lard with speckles of chocolate pieces in it. However disgusting this may sound these chocolates are really good - so wrong yet so right!
The white chocolate shell/truffle innards has nice hints of vanilla to it whilst the cocoa pieces add a nice crunchy element to the truffle when on letting the silky smooth centre melt in your mouth the crunchy nibbles are all that are left for you to savour at the end. Thankfully due to the richness of these truffles they aren't overly sweet and have no horrific throat burning effects; however this can sometimes lead to one after the other being eaten, before you are overwhelmed with a sickly feeling due to the fact that although these are so rich they are so difficult to resist!
Taste -7.4/10 - Like I say slightly akin to eating sweet butter, so wrong yet so deliciously right.
Texture - 7.1/10 - The usual creamy innards of a Lindor truffle mixed with crunchy cocoa pieces.
Appearance - 7.9/10 - Look beautifully festive with icy blue packaging/
Price - 6.9/10 - These are priced from around £3.99-£5 depending on where you buy them from; not too bad if you're looking for something a bit above Cadbury's/Mars etc but don't want to pay high-end prices.
Overall - 7.3/10 - A nice new seasonal edition to the Lindt range.
Anyone who is a lover of rich white chocolates will adore these. Easy to eat and enjoy and would be great to pop in a centre piece to share throughout Christmas (or before hand).
WHERE TO BUY?
You can pick these up from most supermarkets, department stores etc or even on the Lindt website.