The Good: Taste good, Great bulking, Generally decent ingredients
The Bad: A little more expensive than mass-produced chocolates.
The Basics: One of the surprising winners from Lindt’s staple flavors of Lindor Truffles, White Chocolate Lindor Truffles are worth stocking up on!
Whenever a conversation on candy that I am involved in turns to white chocolate, I am invariably met with expressions of disgust by people I talk food with. At best, the reaction to white chocolate I have encountered that was not outright hostile would be best defined as “neutral.” “It’s all right” seems to be the most enthusiastic most chocolate lovers can get about white chocolate. I am convinced that is because they have simply not had a good white chocolate. Lindt White Chocolate Lindor Truffles are the type of white chocolate those of us who enthusiastically like white chocolate recommend to all of the nonbelievers out there!
Lindt Lindor Truffles are a great example of how stocking up by buying online can truly save one money as these are ridiculously expensive at the Lindt store at the nearby mall and/or through outlets like Borders Books. Fortunately, online, one may easily stock up on these truffles in a comparatively inexpensive manner and learn just how amazing white chocolate may be.
Lindt Lindor White Chocolate truffles are one of the standard ten 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 fluid White Chocolate ganache ball inside and that center ball is also White Chocolate. Each of the truffles comes individually wrapped in an gold/bronze foil wrapper. This is a distinctive wrapper on its own or when with 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 sealing in a near-solid white chocolate ball inside. In this form, the 120 count box, the individually-wrapped truffles are packaged together in a thin cardboard box. This size has one hundred twenty truffles, which lowers their overall cost to about thirty cents each. While this might still seem a little pricey to some, it is a decent price for chocolates of this quality.
Ease of Preparation
These are candy, so preparing them is as simple as opening the box and then opening one of the plastic wrappers around the actual chocolate truffles one wishes to eat. There is no special way to unwrap or eat Lindt Lindor White Chocolate truffles.
The White Chocolate Lindt Lindor Truffles smell absolutely delightful. Unlike many mass-manufactured white chocolates, Lindt’s has a distinctive, creamy aroma to it that plays along the nose and invites the consume to chow right down! This is one of the more aromatic and intriguing Lindt truffles by scent.
Fortunately, that scent hints at just how good this truffle will taste! The hard, white chocolate exterior melts on the tongue to reveal a smooth, sweet, milky chocolate flavor that is the very definition of white chocolate. The outer coating gives way to the soft white chocolate ganache that contains just a hint of vanilla to its aftertaste. Quite simply, Lindt Lindor White Chocolate truffles are the perfect embodiment of that classic flavor.
Well, these 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 surprisingly good, though, which is probably why they are so expensive. The primary ingredients are White Chocolate, vegetable oil and sugar. There is nothing unpronounable in these candies.
A serving of the Lindt Lindor White Chocolate truffles is considered three balls. From three truffles, one consumes 230 calories, most of those calories being from fat. There are less than five milligrams of cholesterol and 30 mg of sodium. There is only 2% of one's daily Vitamin C and 6% of one’s daily calcium in three spheres, so it is not like these will just leave your taste buds satisfied without giving anything to your body. But still, they are not terribly nutritious.
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 box of these Lindt Lindor White Chocolate truffles remain fresh for quite some time. However, even the box notes they ought to be kept in a cool environment between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Kept in such an environment, these will remain fresh until mid- 2013 and that makes the bulking of the truffles a great value. Given that they are individually wrapped, it is hard to imagine just what it would take for these to go bad outside melting and refreezing.
As for cleanup, all one needs to do is throw the wrappers in the garbage! 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, though that stain might not be noticeable on anything but a dark fabric. For that style of clean-up, be sure to consult a fabric guide for whatever you stained.
Surprisingly vivid in its flavoring, Lindt White Chocolate Lindor Truffles are well worth stocking up on, especially when one finally gets a taste of truly good white chocolate!
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