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!

3 comments:

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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