Most of my childhood was tarnished with Lindt chocolate on Friday nights. Moving out of home was the only way to rid myself of this regular tortuous event. And the only reason I’m reviewing this Lindt bar now is that I actually love tarte citron and just couldn’t resist trying it for size. In fact, I’ve actually been putting it off so long that I can’t remember where I bought it from! Well, apparently this bar has a new version so I’ll take that as a positive as they’ve worked out how to make it delicious.
Most Lindt bars seem to have a functional appearance that doesn’t really shout “fine chocolate” even though they try and portray that feel with the use of ‘gold’ lettering. And the aroma also similarly didn’t inspire. It had an incredibly fake milk chocolate nose, one that just didn’t make me want to try it out. Even though there was some nice embossing on the mold, the milk chocolate just looked poor quality. Looking at the ingredients on the back of the packaging there appears to be a list as long as Pete Doherty’s rap sheet – which doesn’t inspire confidence.
Although I like the playfulness of salted caramels, when stickiness is presented along with average milk chocolate then it just becomes a burden. As when you break one of the squares into two you’ll see the pale meringue-biscuit processed-stuff which has been pressed against some lemon tart filling. Eating just reminds me of eating a Cadbury’s mini egg – which I don’t like either.
I starting to sound like a party pooper, snob of a chocolate reviewer. But even average quality chocolate can be enjoyed if it’s pleasantly playful. This bar is just plain annoying.
I’m not going to bother with a proper rating here. I’ll just give it a 40% and be done with it.