Another day another pumpkin spice product. I love in the U.S. how they seem to get a lot more seasonal Lindor products, we get the odd one here and there but certainly no where near as many as our friends across the pond. Naturally I wanted to try the pumpkin spice flavour.
Described as "delicious milk chocolate with a delectably smooth pumpkin spice flavoured centre" they come in a 168g (net weight) bag wrapped in a golden orange pumpkin coloured wrapper. Unfortunately in transit from Florida, where my family member brought these back from, I think they had been exposed to too much heat and had melted and reformed, as none of my Lindor were the classic round shape - I had cubes, spheres with flat backs, a whole range of shapes! Unique!
Thankfully despite the heat the chocolate hadn't bloomed so in terms of taste still offered pretty much exactly what they were meant to. The chocolate has that classic, rich, Swiss creaminess so reminiscent of Lindt milk chocolate but with the addition of the sweet, warming, autumnal flavour of pumpkin spice. The spice flavour was well balanced and not too overpowering with the added sweetness from the addition of pumpkin balancing well with the chocolate, offering a really tasty experience.
I do think the texture may have been slightly affected by the melting incident with the Lindor truffle centre and the classic chocolate melting and reforming into one mass; however it was still delicious and actually meant that the whole chocolate had a gorgeous, smooth, melting truffle texture. So no qualms there.
As with the M&M's White Pumpkin Pie I would have loved to have seen these executed in white chocolate, alas they are still pretty good and I certainly won't have any problem finishing off the pack!
Taste - 7.5/10 - Lindt chocolate is always a winner in my books, creamy and rich, balancing well the sweet spiced pumpkin spice flavour.
Texture - 7.7/10 - Mine weren't exactly what they were meant to be like, but they should be that classic Lindor texture of smooth truffle innard and crisp chocolate exterior.
Appearance - 7.2/10 - Fairly standard Lindor.
Price - 8.2/10 - In the U.S. my Dad paid the equivalent of around £3.50 for the bag, which is pretty good value for money! However if you want to buy them in the U.K you're looking at around £9, which is obviously much pricier.
Overall - 7.7/10 - I'd definitely be buying these every year if they were available in the U.K but would I buy them as an import? Probably not.
Pumpkin spice lovers.
WHERE TO BUY?
My Dad picked these up in Target in the U.S, in the U.K you can also buy them from eBay here or Amazon here.