The Good: Taste good, Generally decent ingredients
The Bad: A little more expensive than mass-produced chocolates, To get the most out of the taste, the chocolate goes far too quickly, Could use a bulk pack!
The Basics: The Lindt Spring Lindor Truffles are a seasonal treat I did not expect to enjoy . . . but did!
For some of the seasons, Lindt rolls out exciting new flavors, just to celebrate the changing time of year. I am not sure how I managed to avoid trying the company’s Spring Lindor Truffle before now, but now that I have, I am wondering why I would avoid it! The Lindt Spring Lindor Truffle, which is simply a combination of milk and white chocolates, has turned out to be one of the more delightful candy surprises I have stumbled upon this year!
Lindt Lindor Spring truffles are a seasonally-available truffle from the Swiss chocolatiers Lindt & Sprungli and their U.S.-based subsidiary. Each truffle is a one inch sphere of milk chocolate with a shell about an eighth of an inch thick. This shell covers a semi-fluidic white chocolate ganache ball inside. Each of the truffles comes individually wrapped in a festive light green foil wrapper with bright flowers on it. 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 light brown sealing in a near-solid white chocolate ball inside. In this form, the 19 oz bag, the individually-wrapped truffles are packaged together in a thin glossy paper bag. This size has about forty-five truffles. Because it is seasonally available, bulk boxes are not widely available, like the standard Lindt truffles have.
Ease of Preparation
These are candy, so preparing them is as simple as opening the bag and then opening one of the plastic wrappers around the actual truffles one wishes to eat. There is no special way to unwrap or eat Lindt Lindor Spring truffles. Keeping them cool prior to consumption is absolutely essential, though!
The Spring Lindt Lindor Truffles smell more like milk chocolate and vanilla. I know, these are a milk and white chocolate blend, but the net result of the two flavors is a scent far more akin to vanilla than even the Vanilla Lindt truffles had! These are one of the more aromatic Lindt Lindor Truffles on the market.
On the tongue, the milk chocolate coating is very sweet and it is almost immediately made even sweeter and creamier by the white chocolate center. The white chocolate center tastes like sweet cream and I was surprised by how fast it liquefied, leaving only the milk chocolate shell behind. Once the white chocolate center is gone, the exterior asserts itself and it’s a fascinating process. This post-white milk chocolate actually tastes satisfyingly rich, like a decent hot chocolate beverage. This leaves no aftertaste, but because the chocolate flavor becomes more and more bold, it actually does dry the mouth out some.
The Spring 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 surprisingly good, though, which is probably why they are so expensive. The primary ingredients are milk chocolate, vegetable oil and sugar. There is nothing unpronounable in these candies.
A serving of the Lindt Lindor Spring truffles is considered three balls. From three truffles, one consumes 230 calories, most of those calories being from fat (160). There are five milligrams of cholesterol and 35 mg of sodium. There is 6% of one’s daily calcium, 2% Iron and 2% Vitamin A in three spheres, so they are, ironically enough, one of the more healthy Lindt Lindor truffles.
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, either.
The bag of these Lindt Lindor Spring 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 it worthwhile to stock up on these seasonal truffles when they do go on sale at the end of the season. 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.
Lindt Spring Lindor Truffles are absolutely delicious, but one must eat them before the summer heat hits, as they melt exceedingly easily! But before they do, these are delicious confections well worth trying!
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