I first of all must say that the graphics on this bar are so pleasing. I enjoy seeing the cranberries just floating around, looking ever so scrumptiously red, and hovering on top of a dark chocolate square that contains small pieces of cranberries and almonds. The whole graphics is quite refreshing. I just had to get that off my chest. Moving on!!! When I first read this chocolate combination at the Lindt Boutique, I thought to myself, wow, who would have thought to group chocolate and cranberries, together. I knew right there and then that this is coming home with me. My thoughts are quite positive in the taste test department, although it turns ugly once I read a few of the ingredients. It just makes my eyebrow rise. Back to the optimistic side. This is a very tasteful bar. It is not overly bitter by any means, it has a nice melting action, and just when you though the last of the flavour has disappeared, the cranberries emerge. I can barely taste the almond slivers as the amount is so minimum. Oh well, the bar is supposed to be intense cranberry, not intense almonds so I will let this one go. Aftertaste is pleasant, nothing gritty or coarse. Here comes the downside: ingredients. Okay, what is up with the honey powder? Please, someone out there, enlighten me! Why not add the real thing, honey??? I am also not appreciating the artificial flavour. Why Lindt, why? Your chocolates are usually of great quality, why ruin it. Lastly, instead of incorporating sunflower oil, there should be more cocoa butter. Is this a way for Lindt to make this bar generally more affordable by using cheaper ingredients or is Lindt trying to make more money by using sub-standard elements, and still selling the bar for a high price? What is the deal? This really is unfavourable for the rating. It is such a shame since this Cranberry Dark Chocolate Bar is absolutely pungent.
Ingredients: Cacao Solids 49% Minimum, Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cranberry Preparation (Sugar, Dried Cranberries, Sunflower Oil), Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Butterfat, Honey Powder, Soya Lecithin, Natural Flavour, Artificial Flavour
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 3.4 / 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.