The Good: Good flavor, Good bulk options, Generally decent ingredients
The Bad: Not as chocolatey as some flavors.
The Basics: The Lindt Coconut Lindor truffles are delicious, but the coconut definitely overwhelms the chocolate!
It’s always exciting for me when my blog reaches various milestones. Today’s milestone is that with my review of the Lindt Coconut Lindor truffles, I have reviewed one hundred chocolates over the years! I’m actually happy that the Lindt Coconut truffles are so good; sometimes when I reach milestones, I find I do so on a review where I am forced to give a low rating to the product. So, the fact that the Coconut Lindor Truffles are worth recommending makes it all the more special that they are my 100th chocolate review! The irony of the review is this: the coconut flavor in the Coconut truffles completely overwhelms the milk chocolate flavoring in them.
Lindt Lindor Coconut 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 milk chocolate with a shell about an eighth of an inch thick. This shell covers a thicker white coconut 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 blue 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 light brown chocolate globe sealing in a near-solid coconut-flavored ball inside. Currently sold individually (at approximately $.75/ea), by the pound or in various-sized packs outside the Lindt retail stores, Coconut 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 plastic/foil wrapper around the actual chocolate truffles. There is no special way to unwrap or eat Lindt Lindor Coconut truffles; it's not like cracking open an actual coconut!
Opening the wrapper from the Coconut truffles, the milk chocolate explodes with the scent of coconut. There is nothing subtle or mysterious about this truffle; it smells powerfully like coconut the moment that it is opened!
The milk chocolate coating of the Coconut truffles is exceptionally sweet, but otherwise is not overly flavorful. As the milk chocolate melts away, the coconut ganache infuses it with a creamy, coconut flavor. The coconut-flavored center actually manages to bring out the flavor of chocolate in the outer shell. The result is that as the two parts of the Coconut Truffle blend on the tongue, it becomes flavorful for both the chocolate and coconut flavors.
The Coconut lindor truffles leave a sweet, slightly buttery aftertaste on the tongue that lingers there for about three minutes.
The Coconut 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 unpronounable in these candies, which is something I have come to expect from Lindt, though the closest the company gets to actual coconut in these candies is coconut powder (which seems more than adequate!).
A serving of the Lindt Lindor Coconut truffles is one truffle. From a single truffle, one consumes 80 calories, 50 of those calories coming from fat. There are ten milligrams of Sodium, but no cholesterol in these truffles. This flavor is also devoid of any vitamins. There is, however, 2% of one’s RDA of calcium in a sphere, so there is something to rationalize one’s gluttony when consuming them!
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 Coconut 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 three weeks ago would have lasted until next year, but they won't because we are enjoying them on a daily basis and they are almost completely gone.
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 Coconut Lindor Truffles are a delightful addition to the Lindt line and it is unsurprising that they have made the transition from new, limited edition, flavor to the regular line. Anyone who likes coconut is bound to enjoy these!
For other Lindt treats, please check out my reviews of:
Cappuccino Lindt Lindor Truffles
Lindt Excellence Chili Chocolate Squares
70% Cacoa Chocolate Squares
For other food reviews, please check out my Food Review Index Page!
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