The Good: Good flavor, Decent size, Wonderful ingredients, Generally good balance between chocolate and fruit elements
The Bad: Somewhat expensive, Could use a little more pineapple flavor for my tastes.
The Basics: Lindt Dark Pineapple chocolate bars are a wonderful blend of fruit and dark chocolate that is mostly able to satisty the consumer's desire for both promised flavors.
Lindt is one of the chocoalate brands that I enjoy for its ambition. Lindt makes some culinary experiments that are usually quite successful. When I returned home from my recent trip, my wife had a bar of Lindt Dark Pineapple waiting for me and I was intrigued. The idea seemed like a potentially decent culinary experiment and I was pleased to discover that it mostly lived up to its promised flavor. The dark chocolate does not overwhelm the pineapple and the pineapple manifests as a flavor, not just an aroma from the chocolate, even if the bars could use a little more of the fruit for my tastes.
Lindt Dark Pineapple chocolate bars are segments that are one and five-eighths inches wide by one and a half inches long of chocolate that are about one-quarter of an inch thick and connected to one another to form a bar that is four long, two wide (7 1/2” long by 3 3/8” wide). The entire bar comes wrapped in a silver wrapper and the bar is packaged in a cardboard sleeve to protect it in transit. As part of Lindt’s Intense Dark chocolate line, these bars are made as a premium product.
One of these bars tends to run in the $5.00 range, so this is a candy intended to be savored, not gobbled up!
Ease Of Preparation
These are candy, so preparing them is as simple as opening the cardboard wrapper and then unwrapping foil wrapper from around the actual chocolate square(s) one wishes to eat. The seams between the different segments make it exceptionally easy to break the bar apart and leave the rest of it intact. There is no grand secret to eating the Lindt Dark Pineapple chocolate bar.
The Lindt Dark Pineapple chocolate bars smell distinctly like pineapple. The fruity, citrus aroma is delightful and it blends well with the scent of the dark chocolate wonderfully.
In the mouth, the Dark Pineapple bars have a flavor dominated initially by the dark chocolate. The chocolate is rich and cocoa flavored, without tasting overly dry. As the chocolate begins to melt away, the sweet citrus flavor of the pineapple mainifests. The pineapple flavor is sweet and distinct without being even a little sour, which is nice.
This candy has a more fruity than chocolate aftertaste and it is actually quite nice. There is almost no bitterness to the Lindt Dark Pineapple chocolate bars, despite the dark chocolate flavor being true and distinct.
These are candy, so despite containing fruit, they are not particularly healthy. The Lindt Intense Dark Pineapple chocolate bars are not nearly as bad as they could be. The primary ingredients are sugar, chocolate and pineapple pieces. There is nothing unpronounable in these candies and that was very reassuring.
A serving of the Lindt Dark Pineapple chocolate bar is considered four segments (squares). From four squares, one takes in 210 calories, 100 of which are from the 12 grams of fat. There are only 5 mg cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, and 2 g protein in this chocolate bar. There is, surprisingly, no vitamin C, but one gets 4% of one's daily iron and 2% Calcium in four squares.
These are not Vegan-compliant, nor are they recommended for anyone with a nut allergy as they include hazelnuts. They also include an allergy warning about peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk.
The bars of Lindt Dark Pineapple chocolate remain fresh for quite some time. The ones my wife picked up for me last month had an expiration date of May 31, 2018. One assumes that if they are kept in a cool, dry environment (60 – 68 degrees Fahrenheit) they will not melt or go bad. Given that they are foil wrapped in a fairly sealed package, it is hard to imagine just what it would take for these to go bad outside melting and refreezing.
As for cleanup, simply throw away the foil and recycle the cardboard when you are done with the candy bar. 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 this chocolate melt, it will stain most fabrics.
Lindt Dark Pineapple chocolate bars are a good premium chocolate that almost completely justifies their expense!
For other Lindt reviews, please check out:
Fudge Swirl Lindor Truffles
A Touch Of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Squares
70% Cocoa Almond Brittle Chocolate Bar
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