Sunday, 5 May 2013

Lindt Creamy Milk Chocolate Creme

The Lindt Creamy Milk range was launched late last year with three varieties. A fourth flavour has just been launched: Chocolate Creme.

The paper wrapper describes the block as 'milk chocolate with smooth chocolate nut creme filling'. (The ingredients list this mystery nut as almonds and hazelnuts. Interestingly, there is also coffee in the filling as well (albeit not much as it is the second-last item on the list.)

As with all Lindt blocks, the finish is rich and unblemished, and the chocolate a lovely warm brown tone, less milky-looking than your average Cadbury Dairy Milk block. It smells rich and creamy - the scent of Easter, although perhaps without extra sugar. The 25 pieces snap nicely with a bit of resistance. Unlike the graphic on the front of the package, however, it's difficult to tell the creme filling from the rest of the chocolate. (It's obvious in the photos, but to the naked eye the filling may as well not be there.)

At first the bite tastes like regular Lindt milk chocolate, but then the nut creme filling steps up - and there is no mistaking the almost praline-like flavour. It's bold and stays in the forefront of your mouth, dominating the milk chocolate outer a little. Thankfully, neither the chocolate nor the filling are overly sweet - in fact, I would guess that a block like this would fare much better alongside a non-sweet drink that would allow the nut flavours to develop more.

Don't worry - there is no nut texture like you might find in the Lindt Lindor Hazelnut balls. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth and coats the mouth, but disappears quickly when you are finished.

I found this block quite enjoyable, and typical of the Lindt experience - smooth, delicious and satisfying.

The Lindt Creamy Milk Chocolate Creme block contains a minimum 30% cocoa solids and 20% milk solids. There is no allergen statement on the package, however, the bar does contain 3% hazelnuts and 9% almonds.

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