Lindt & Sprungli have sneakily released a new flavour to their Lindor ball range just in time for Easter and Mother's Day, in Strawberries and Cream. Head below the jump to read the full review!
Although not a new flavour to the rest of the world, Strawberries and Cream is new to the Australian market. It's available in the UK and the USA, although they have only had the flavour for a few months more than us, and interestingly, only as a limited edition. This box of four balls, which I found at Coles, did not have any special promotion or advertisement; I just spotted it on the shelf while doing my usually weekly check for new products. Interestingly, the box also doesn't indicate that it is a limited edition for Australia.
The rose-pink box is easy to spot, and stands out easily from the other colours of the Lindor range. It features similar styling, complete with an image of strawberries alongside an sketch of the confectionery itself. The balls are described as "irresistibly smooth" and "white chocolate with a smooth filling". They're wrapped in a dark pink metallic foil wrapper printed with the flavour, so would be easy to identify in a bowl of mixed flavours.
The ball itself is created from white chocolate, with tiny flecks of what I thought were dried strawberry pieces, but there's no mention of them on the ingredients list so I'm not sure what they are. It smells refined and very sweet, a touch of milky strawberry but less milkshake and more cheesecake. The centre, like all Lindor balls, is light and smooth, as if it had been whipped. It's a soft, very pale pink (nowhere near the hot pink on the front illustration), and its taste is just as delightful. The centre is interesting. The texture is of thin cream, with a fast melt, and of course very smooth. It's a little buttery in flavour, with a very soft and faint faux strawberry flavour. The exterior tastes similar, but with strong white chocolate sweetness.
This is definitely a confectionery product made to be savoured, not devoured. Munching a whole ball at once would be a waste of the delicate notes. The high sweetness also means you might have trouble stomaching more than two in one sitting.
Score: 3 out of 5 jelly beans.
Lindt Lindor Strawberries and Cream balls are manufactured in Italy. They contain milk, lactose and soy, and may contain peanuts and tree nuts.