Advantages Smooth rich pure chocolate, subtle hint of orange
Disadvantages Difficult not to scoff in one go.
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I don't know if anyone else saw the news report a few weeks ago, but apparently dark bitter chocolate and red wine are the new blueberries, when it comes to looking after your heart. Hooray, at last an excuse to consume copious amounts of the stuff guilt free! (Alas, I am not stupid enough not to realise that everything should be in moderation really)
Well it comes as a block of chocolate (which is increasingly popular and downright trendy right now) in posh cardboard packaging. It is encased in silver foil to ensure it looks even posher, justifying the expense and oh of course to keep the said chocolate fresh.
Per average serving (40g) it has 200 calories, fat is 12.4g with 6.8g which are saturated. OMG only just read that bit of information and I have been scoffing loads! It states there are two and half servings per bar. Again, feel a bit embarrassed as I can scoff one in a day!
It may contain traces of hazelnuts and obviously almonds, so no good for anyone with allergies.
It is my opinion that Lindt chocolate is far superior to say Green and Black because for a start it isn't grainy and the sugar content isn't as noticeable. The taste of orange is subtle - this is no Terry's Chocolate Orange and goes well with the almonds.
As I have said the grain of the chocolate is smooth and whilst this is a dark chocolate it is not bitter at all. Unless you consume the whole bar in one go. Then it gets a bit sickly and the aftertaste lingers - so go easy. The thing is when you eat a small bar of chocolate it is gone - with this restraint is key.
There are loads of variation on this type of bar and I hope to get the courage up to try the Chilli flavoured bar. It is a nice decadent treat and I sometimes like to eat this instead of having a dessert.
It is available from most supermarkets and is prices around £1.59 although they do plenty of offers when you buy two.
Summary: If you like dark chocolate give it a go.
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