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Okay, if you are all wondering, just for the record, NO, I am not affiliated with Lindt, in any way or form. We do not have a contract together, well not yet at least, he he he! The reason as to why you have been seeing a world of Lindt infestation lately is solely due to the fact that Lindt produces very unique chocolates in general, but most especially around this time of the year, Christmas (for all of you out there who are not aware of this holiday or do not celebrate). I still have a few more Lindt boxes to rate, and then I promise that you will get a Lindt break, that is if you want to. I will move on to other chocolate brands for rating if you wish, no discrimination here, I promise. I think that I will review, in the very, very near future, a few boxes of Purdy’s and Godiva chocolates as well, “Hmmmmmm, that is a brilliant idea Soriah.” I do my best thinking when I am not thinking, you figured that one out and yes, I do talk to myself at times, no judging here! This does not happen very often, not that there is anything wrong with it, just when I have numerous of “genius” ideas all at once. I cannot tell you the rest of my plans just yet, you will have to be patient, after all, don’t you love surprises?
I, at times feel that it is just me and my chocolates. They are my lovers, best friends, my family, my everything. Okay, I am getting a little sentimental here, shed a tear or two, but it is no problem, a bon bon will fix it all. Coming to the rescue!!! Yahoo!!! Review time: yeahhh. Let’s first get the negative analysis out of the way, and be very clear that the ingredient list below is for all of the chocolates, they are not individualized in terms of things that they contain. Secondly, careful for people who are intolerant or are suffering from celiac. Some of these bon bons do contain wheat. It is like playing Russian Roulette, which ones? Lastly, these chocolates would have received a 5.0 / 5.0 if it wasn’t for their unforgivingly daunting ingredients. Just read for yourself down below.
Out with the bad, in with the good! Which bon bon should I delve into first? I do not think that I can go wrong with any. OHHH MY TWINKIESSSS, these are amazingly divine. I am now on my fifth bon bon variation, and they just keep getting better and better. Utterly unique taste, each and every single one of them. My hands are reaching for seconds. What can I say in terms of flavour other than to just go, and purchase the box yourself! That is an order&*#$
Take each bon bon on a “chocolate test drive.” You be the judge but I must ask you all for a favour, please let me know what you think. Get it, the roles have now turned, reverse psychology, he he he. No, seriously, I would love to get your opinion. Leave some in the comment box (that would be under the heading MORE, then REACH ME AND LET’S TALK CHOCO). It puts a smile on my face when I read your comments. Let’s leave it at that, and as the famous saying goes “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get next.” Perfectly said to a perfect ending!!!
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Almonds, Vegetable Fat (Palm, Coconut, Shea, Palm Kernel, Sunflower), Anhydrous Milk Fat, Lactose Skim Milk Powder, Hazelnuts, Glucose Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Humectant (Sorbitol Syrup, Invertase), Invert Sugar Syrup, Coffee, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Butter, Cream, Invert Sugar, Egg Whigte, Wheat Flour, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Orange Peel, Pistachios, Cocoa Kernels, Barley Malt Extract, Flavourings Orange Juice Concentrate, Ethanol, Modified Starch, Colors (Curcumin Annatto Paprika Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Copper Complexes of Chlorophylls and Chlorophyllins), Maltodextrin, Potato Starch, Spinach Extract, Wheat Starch, Stabilizer (Sodium Triphosphate), Coloring Concentrates (Pumpkin, Apple, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate, and Citric Acid).
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.1 / 5.0
Cococo Chocolatiers is a company based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They claim to be expert manufacturers and retailers as well as portray to have award-winning chocolates. The company has 34 retail stores across Canada and the United States, not too bad, they must be doing something right. Their moto is “Good Clean Fun”.
Directly from their website, the following entails:
…means extraordinary flavours and chocolate quality.
…means food clean (simple ingredients, no junk) and planet clean (fair and sustainable).
…means happy branding and an easy consumer choice for all ages.
Sounds good, especially with the simple ingredients and no junk food added. I really appreciate companies that are conscious about their ingredient list. It seems as though our food chain in general has, and is becoming more and more synthetic, man-made, artificial, and not safe for human consumption. Our bodies are not meant to ingest majority of the additives, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and to generalize it all; chemicals. To top it off, our food-chain today has too much of the ingredients that are supposed to be ingested in limited amounts such as sugar, salt, and saturated fat. Where did we go so wrong? I am very conscious about what I put in my body since it determines whether I will feel great, energetic, and brain clear or tired, dizzy, in pain, with brain fog lingering on. Food is such an important factor in a human’s life that the only other necessity which prevails is sleep. This lesson is free of charge, he he he. Okay, I will go straight to the review now. The Cococo milk chocolate with almonds is actually very tasty. It is hard to tell from their unappealing packaging. Despite the fact that sugar is the first ingredient on the list, the chocolate is surprisingly not overly sweetened. That is a pleasant “revelation.” Finally! I took half a bite from each square, and I already have one whole almond in my mouth. Cococo has not been cheap with their ingredients. The chocolate itself melts very smoothly with a subtle taste of the vanilla. This is how chocolate should taste. I am assuming that this will appeal to all ages, not just children with their love for sugar. I never know why chocolate has to be so sweet to the point that it is really not pleasant anymore. I can also taste the powdered whole milk. That allows for a prominent milky flavor. The smell of this chocolate is traditional. To generalize it, this is s a modest but yet lovely chocolate. I like the simplicity. It works!!!
Chocoliscioiusly Delightful Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Powdered Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Almonds
Chocoliscioulsy Delightful Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
Where do I even begin? As soon as I opened this box of treasures, my mind and soul were in agreement that this is going to be a complete euphoric experience. How could it not? The variety of chocolates in this beautiful box, looking all mighty and grand, well let’s just say that I destroyed the aesthetics, not looking so pretty now. Once the box was opened, my hand could not stop from reaching and having a bon bon, then two, then five. Well, the final number escalated to ten but who’s counting??? I have to hit the treadmill extra hard tomorrow and eat less.
There are eleven variations of divine bon bons in this assorted box and are as follows: milk heart, dark hazelnut cluster, milk pyramid, lindor milk, noisca dark, caraica milk, creole dark, meringue, velvety caramel, dark coffee, and white triumph. I do not have a favourite as they are all equal darlings. Does that make any sense? I will now accompany each bon bon chocolate with information. This comes directly from the Lindt box. There, I said it, not considered “plagiarism.”
Milk heart – “a tender hazelnut praline interlaced with a delicious milk chocolate heart.”
Dark hazelnut cluster – “fine dark chocolate sprinkled with crunchy hazelnut pieces and filled with a smooth hazelnut praline.”
Milk pyramid – “a mouth-watering hazelnut and almond filling enhanced with crunchy wafer silvers in an extra-fine milk chocolate pyramid.”
Lindor milk – “extra-fine milk chocolate filled with a melt in your mouth centre.”
Noisca dark – “fine dark chocolate richly filled with a hazelnut praline.”
Caraica milk – “delicate centre of fine milk chocolate adorned with a white chocolate disk, featuring a soft center made of almond praline and crunchy chunks of cocoa.”
Creole dark – “fine dark chocolate sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts, filled with an orange flavoured praline.”
Meringue – “melt in your mouth centre with crunchy meringue slivers in a fine milk chocolate swirl.”
Velvety caramel – “velvety caramel in a shell of fine milk chocolate.”
Dark coffee – “exquisite extra-fine dark chocolate delicately filled with a velvety centre enhanced with a touch of coffee.”
White triumph – “a magnificent jewel made of fine white chocolate filled with a delicious praline enhanced with roasted hazelnut slivers.”
There you have it, the decision is now up to you. Which one are you going to devour first? You really cannot go wrong with any. Not even one disappoints. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in a Lindt boutique, go and purchase this box of assorted chocolates. You will be the life of the party, trust me on this one!!!
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: For all bon bons: Sugar, Milk Ingredients, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Hazelnut praline (Hazelnuts, Sugar, Coconut Oil, Hazelnuts, Palm Oil, Vegetable Oil, Almonds, Almond Praline (Almonds, Sugar), Soya Lecithin, Meringue (Sugar, Wheat Starch, Modified Milk Ingredients), Glucose-Fructose, Crumbled Wafers (Wheat And Rice Fluor, Sugar, Sodium Bicarbonate, Palm Oil), Barley Malt Extract, Sorbitol, Orange, Artificial Flavour, Apples, Pineapple Fibres, Coffee Flavour, Sodium Alginate, Calcium Orthophosphate, Sorbic Acid, Flavour, Citric Acid
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
I just love this time of the year. Believe it or not, much more than my own birthday. There is definitely something about Christmas. The beautiful holiday to celebrate Christ, all of the decorations, lights, music, food, family time, and of course gift-giving and receiving make it much too special for words to describe. Let’s not forget all of the decadent indulgences, made especially from chocolate that we will consume during the holiday season. We have excuses now people, to eat! Having said that, weight loss goals will also be made with the New Year’s resolutions of course. One month of eating like piglets = one year’s worth of dieting. This is as always, the “bargain” of the moment! For most people it is worth it, as they have every excuse in the book as to why they should have that extra piece of cake, or eat that creamy, mayonnaise-infested dip however, it is a big no-no for me. I cannot stand to gain even a few pounds. Christmas time or not, it just drives me crazy. If I know that I will be consuming calorie dense desserts or fatty foods in general, I will accommodate for my well-being, and make time to work-out extra-long on that particular day. I do not drink any alcohol, ever, and generally stay away from all fried or heavy foods with too much going on. That itself already saves me a lot of calories on a weekly basis. I really do eat within the 80/20 rule, meaning eating clean for 80% of the time, and then grabbing whatever I want for the remainder 20%. It seems to not only make a lot of sense, at least to me, but enables a person to still enjoy the “forbidden, once-in-a-while” type foods. I am talking about the foods that ruin a diet, comfort foods, break-up with your partner type of foods, losing my job type of foods, and having a really, really bad day type of foods. You get the point I!!!. Okay, enough psychological talk, let’s just get down to the fun choco chat. Now, this is a very simple chocolate, starting with the packaging. Clean lines, refreshing, and bright colours, with some animation going on. See the chocolate dunk on the cover and then milk splashing right behind, pretty cool! Lindt is attempting to emphasize the amount of milk these chocolates contain. Nice!!! Taste-wise, I unwrap one, and allow the incredibly smooth and delicious milk flavour to melt in my mouth. Very pleasant, a bit on the sugary side though, but overall it is silky. I can certainly taste the extra addition of milk, as it is after all, the second ingredient on the list. I do wish though that Lindt was more conscientious of the items that they have added to make this chocolate. It is not necessarily bad, but it is just too much, with the combination of heavy sugar and artificial flavor. That is exactly what the after-taste also feels like. I need some green tea to dilute this bulk. Overall, a fairly good piece of chocolate, but just not good enough!!! Let’s leave it at that.
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Sugar, Milk Ingredients, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Barley Malt Extract, Soya Lecithin, Artificial Flavor
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 3.1 / 5.0
Okay, something about this box, and the way that the bon bons are depicted, made me want to test and rate them fast, like immediately fast. I could no longer sit here and just stare at them. Everything about them visually looks too unique. The name is not too shabby either - “Lindt on Ice.” These delightful creations were made by the Lindt Maitre Chocolatiers. I Love You Guys, and why thank you very much for this insanely yummyliscious piece of chocolate. Best friends forever!!! Once I pop these in my mouth, there is no going back to regular chocolate. Forget all you know about chocolate, nothing is what it seems until you have indulged in “ICE.” The centre of the bon bon is sooooooo smooth, cool as it melts, ironic as that sounds, and the taste of hazelnuts is so incredibly prominent that it is there with the first melt and ends with the last. These chocolates are literally “to die for.” So smooth, so nutty from the hazelnuts, so decadent, so sinful, need I say more. It is a requirement that I go now, the box must be demolished.
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Vegetable Fats (Coconut, Shea), Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk Ingredients, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Soya Lecithin, Flavour, Artificial Flavour
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Here it goes: I was at the Lindt Boutique recently, one of my ultimately favourite hangouts, especially during the Christmas Season, strolling around, just minding my own business, when I happened to run across this little, golden golf box. Initially, I really did think that it was some sort of a gift with purchase, you know, for the avid golf player. Not until I got closer did I realize that it was the one and only, the most irresistible and decadent food in the world, chocolate. I quickly threw the box in my basket, wondering if anyone else thought the same thing, golf balls in a chocolate store, any affiliates? These golf balls are aesthetically and absolutely adorable. Great idea, love the metaphor. Now that we have this positive gawking for the exterior out of the way, let’s eat and rate. First, the bad component, ingredients list. Points are taken off due to some unpleasant ingredients, perfection would have been my final rating otherwise. Moving on to the fun part. The golf balls are enveloped in hardened milk chocolate. Once you bite through this layer, the unbelievably out-of-this-world hazelnut and soft milk chocolate comes out of its shell, for the most delicious surprise. I cannot even describe how delightfully tasty these golf balls are, and my mind, body, and taste buds (you thought that I was going to say soul, such a cliché, sorry) just can’t seem to get enough. The pounds will start to accumulate if I do not stop indulging. These golf balls are addictive, like a drug, literally. My taste buds are longing for more, much more, twenty balls will just about do it. That’s all, stroke play them my way. Yes, I am a little bit golf savvy. Cannot be all about tennis, well it actually can but come on now, golf is fun too. Bottom line, if you are having a really bad day, and want to reach for something that will make you feel a million times better, think only of Lindt Golf Balls, they will change your life forever!!!!!
Chocolisciously Delightful Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Hazelnuts (11%), Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Palm Oil, Wafer pieces (Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt), Skimmed Milk Powder, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Anhydrous Milk Fat, Flavouring
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.1 / 5.0
My name is Soriah and I am an enormous lover of fine chocolates. I enjoy strolling through charming towns and by chance, finding a little, delightful chocolate gem hidden in the corner, offering bon bons that are ready to be just devoured.