The Good: Does not taste bad, Good ingredients
The Bad: Unfortunately indistinct taste, Pricey
The Basics: Fudge Swirl Lindt Lindor truffles do not taste terrible, but they are a fairly unremarkable addition to the Lindt truffle line.
I am a big fan of Lindt Lindor truffles. In fact, the Lindor Truffles are one of the few chocolates that, whenever my wife are out and about and we see a new flavor of them, we purchase them immediately. The lindor truffle line is one that has so few disappointments in it that we pretty much always expect success from Lindt. So, when we purchased a bag of the Lindt Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffles, we anticipated that they would be wonderful or worthwhile.
Unfortunately, these were one of the few not thrilling Lindor Truffles. The Lindt Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffle are little more than a less-robust version of the Lindor Milk Chocolate Lindor Truffles.
Lindt Lindor Fudge Swirl 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 chocolate with a shell about an eighth of an inch thick. This shell covers a surprisingly fluidic white ganache ball inside. Each of the truffles comes individually wrapped in a light brown foil wrapper. This is a distinctive wrapper, easily separating it 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 chocolate globe sealing in a near-solid chocolate ball inside. In this form, the 12 count bag, the individually-wrapped truffles are packaged together in a thin paper bag. This size has twelve truffles, which is one of the more expensive Lindor Truffles (if they are successful, one presumes they will be repackaged in bulk).
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 chocolate truffles one wishes to eat. There is no special way to unwrap or eat Lindt Lindor Fudge Swirl truffles.
The Lindt Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffle smell delightfully chocolatey and much like a thicker fudge than the outer coating actually possesses. The chocolate scent is strong enough to be inviting and it is enough to delightfully lure the consumer in.
Unfortunately, in the mouth, the Lindt Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffle are thoroughly, generically, sweet. The milk chocolate coating is comparatively soft and melts easily on the tongue. The milk chocolate sphere is indistinct in its flavor; it is a very typical milk chocolate coating. Inside the milk chocolate sphere is a sweet center that tastes more like sweet cream than a rich fudge flavor. The center of the Lindt Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffle is so overwhelmingly sweet that is blends with the outside to make a thoroughly and indistinctly sweet truffle.
The Lindt Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffles leave a generic sweet flavor in the mouth for about five minutes after the last truffle is consumed.
The Lindt Fudge Swirl 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 surprisingly good, though, which is probably why they are so expensive. The primary ingredients are Milk chocolate, vegetable oil and sugar. There is nothing unpronounceable in these candies.
A serving of the Lindt Lindor Fudge Swirl truffles is considered three balls. From three truffles, one consumes 230 calories, most of those calories (160) being from fat. There are five milligrams of cholesterol, 35 mg of sodium, and there are traces of Vitamin A in these truffles. There is only 2% of one's daily iron and 6% of one’s daily calcium in three spheres, so 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 marked as kosher, but not gluten-free.
The bag of these Lindt Lindor Fudge Swirl truffles remain fresh for quite some time. Even the bag notes they ought to be kept in a cool environment between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Kept in such an environment, the truffles we purchased just over a week ago would remain fresh until March 31, 2017 and that makes the bulking of the truffles all right should they be repackaged in bulk. 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. For that style of clean-up, be sure to consult a fabric guide for whatever you stained.
My wife and I disagree on the Lindt Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffle. Having made a lot of fudge over the years, I felt the Lindt Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffles tasted more generically sweet, like an unremarkable milk chocolate coating a sweetened condensed milk center; she thought it tasted just like fully-formed fudge. For my impression of the Lindt Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffles, they were impossible to recommend.
For other Lindt Lindor Truffles, please check out my reviews of:
Peppermint Cookie Milk Chocolate Truffles
Strawberries & Cream Truffles
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