The Good: Good bulk options, Generally decent ingredients
The Bad: Does not taste like strawberries at all
The Basics: Despite the amazing aroma, the Lindt Strawberries & Cream Lindor truffles fall flat on the flavor front.
As I continue to write reviews based upon my amazing vacation to the Mall Of America (reviewed here!), I have been pleasantly struck by how very few “misses” there were in all of the things that my wife and I picked up. Unfortunately, the Lindt Strawberries & Cream lindor truffles were one of the few products I picked up on my vacation that did not land with me. As much as I love most of the Lindt Lindor Truffle line, the Strawberries & Cream do not possess the promised flavor and that makes for a disappointing confection.
Lindt Lindor Strawberries & Cream truffles are one of the newest chocolate truffles from the Swiss chocolatiers Lindt & Sprungli and their U.S.-based subsidiary. Each truffle is a one inch sphere of white chocolate with a shell about an eighth of an inch thick. This shell covers a thick pink supposedly strawberry flavored ganache ball inside and that center ball is a softer substance than the outer coating. Each of the truffles comes individually wrapped in a light pink foil wrapper, which is very easy to distinguish from other Lindt Lindor truffles. While I usually rail against the environmental impact of individually-wrapped candies, it is hard to imagine Lindt Lindor truffles not wrapped. This keeps each one clean, unmelted and intact.
Each Lindor Truffle is a sphere with a seam at the hemisphere that is essentially a white chocolate globe with pink spots sealing in a soft creamy ball inside. Currently sold individually (at approximately $.75/ea), by the pound or in various-sized packs outside the Lindt retail stores, Strawberries & Cream Lindor truffles are priced on par with the rest of their non-exclusive truffle flavors.
Ease of Preparation
These are candy, so preparing them is as simple as unwrapping the foil wrapper around the actual chocolate truffles. There is no special way to unwrap or eat Lindt Lindor Strawberries & Cream truffles; it's not like growing organic strawberries and milking your own cow to make your own cream!
Opening the wrapper from the Strawberries & Cream truffles, the strong, familiar scent of strawberries bursts forth. This is an entirely delightful, sweet scent that is instantly recognizable to anyone who loves strawberries!
The white chocolate coating of the Strawberries & Cream truffles is thick, sweet and creamy without truly being waxy at all. The strength of the white chocolate overwhelms even the hint of fruit flavor. The center is sweet and creamy without any real strawberry flavor. Blended with the white chocolate coating, the fruit flavor is entirely eliminated, making the scent more of a tease than a taste.
The Strawberries & Cream lindor truffles leaves no aftertaste in the mouth, which is nice.
The Strawberries & Cream Lindt Lindor truffles are candy, so it is tough to look at these for something nutritious and then blame them for not being healthy. Lindt Lindor truffles are made of good ingredients, which is probably why they are so expensive. The primary ingredients are sugar, vegetable oil and cocoa butter. There is nothing unpronounceable in these candies, which is something I have come to expect from Lindt.
A serving of the Lindt Lindor Strawberries & Cream truffles is one truffle. From a single truffle, one consumes 80 calories, 6 grams of fat. There are nineteen milligrams of Sodium, but no cholesterol in these truffles. This flavor is also devoid of any vitamins. There is, however, one gram of protein in each truffle.
Honestly, these are candy and anyone looking to them for actual nutrition needs to get a reality check. These are not Vegan-compliant, nor are they recommended for anyone with a nut allergy as they are produced on the same equipment that peanuts (and tree nuts) pass over. They are, not marked as kosher, nor gluten-free.
The Lindt Lindor Strawberries & Cream truffles remain fresh for quite some time. However, they ought to be kept in a cool environment between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Kept in such an environment, the truffles we bought a month ago would have lasted until next year, but they won't because my wife likes them quite a bit more than I did!
As for cleanup, throw the wrappers in the garbage and that is all of the cleanup needed! Outside that, there is no real cleanup needed, unless one is eating them in a hot environment. In that case, it is likely one would need to wash their hands. If these truffles melt into most fabrics, they will stain. For that style of clean-up, be sure to consult a fabric guide for whatever you stained.
The Lindt Strawberries & Cream Lindor Truffles are mediocre at best. Those who truly love the combination of fruit and chocolate flavors will be unimpressed by how the strawberry flavor does not assert itself well enough to counter the white chocolate “cream” aspect of these truffles.
For other Lindt treats, please check out my reviews of:
Lindt Coconut Lindor Truffles
Cappuccino Lindt Lindor Truffles
Lindt Excellence Chili Chocolate Squares
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