Product Review - Lindt's Intense Cranberry

Saturday, April 23, 2011
I have a new favourite chocolate.  It used to be that my chocolate cravings belonged only to Lindt's Dark Chocolate with Chili Peppers, supplemented by the occasional dark chocolate/mint combo.  Now?  I have completed the chocolate trifecta.  I present to you:  Lindt's Intense Cranberry with Almond Slivers.

While shopping this morning, I passed by the chocolate section and was about to grab a dark chocolate with chili bar as I had run out recently.  As I went to toss it into the shopping cart, I spied this new wrapper amongst the selections.  Oooh.  I like cranberrys.  And almonds are one of the nuts I can eat.  Intrigued, I switched. 

Opening the foil wrapper, I took a big sniff.  Seriously, doesn't everyone smell their chocolate before they eat it?  A hint of sweet cranberries with the undeniable cocoa-iness (?) of the rich dark chocolate.  Breaking off two squares, I popped one in my mouth and gave the other one to mom.  "Mmmm" was the response she says she gave but I was too busy having a slight chocolate/cranberry mouth-gasm.

To say this new offering by Lindt is delightful is a disservice.  It was rich and chocolatey, slightly sweet with the perfect hint of cranberry, and just a touch of almonds to give it a slight crunch when you bite into it.  Oh sweet bejeebus, I love you, Intense Cranberry.  I want to roll around on a giant slab of you...ok, maybe that's just a bit toooooo much but I LOVED this.  Doubtful that it will be my go-to chocolate though.  Unlike the chili pepper infused bar I've been enjoying for the past two years, this seems like a special occasion chocolate for me.  Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving.  I don't want to get sick of you so I will be saving you for special days. 

Recommended?  What do you think?!!! 

And, for those of you who like currants, apparently Lindt also has a Black Current and Dark Chocolate bar.  Personally?  I'm looking forward to trying the Caramel and Sea Salt next.  Enjoy chocolate lovers!


Wandering Coyote said...

OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have made my day! This looks outstanding! I will have to be on the lookout for it, but alas, LOGS has a pretty pathetic chocolate section in comparison to some of the larger grocery stores. I have seen the Caramel Sea Salt one there, so now, of course, I'll have to go to LOGS after the gym and try it out. BTW, a bunch of Lindt coupons came in my recent issue of Canadian Living! I've used one so far, but today I might have to use another....just because, you know, it's Easter...!

Wandering Coyote said...

OK! LOGS had one Intense Cranberry bar in stock and so I got it! My coupon was for $1 off 2 Lindt Excellence bars, so I also got another of their new flavours, the caramelized hazelnut.

Both are fantabulicious! I love them both!

I should put a post up on ReTorte!

Thanks for the inspiration, Karen!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'll have to keep an eye out for these. I do love cranberries. But I love a chocolate/salted caramel combination even more, so those are going to the top of my list.

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