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Candy Review: Lindt Lindor Truffles Stracciatella

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Lindt Lindor Truffles Stracciatella

At a Christmas party last month, I won the door prize and was the happy recipient of a bag of Lindt Lindor Truffles Stracciatella. Believe it or not, I had never heard of Lindt chocolates before. I’d seen the bags displayed in grocery stores but had never even paid enough attention to notice their name. What kind of Candy Addict am I?

The light blue bag that I received described the candy within this way:


Mmm. “That’s right up my alley!” I said. Indeed it sounded like these could quickly become my new favorite candy. I love white chocolate. I love creamy chocolate. I love little crispy bits in chocolate (which is what I thought the “with cocoa pieces” meant). Combine the three, and perhaps Lindt had created perfection.

I eagerly unwrapped the first delicately wrapped chocolate and took a bite. Hmm… nothing exceptional. I took another bite and another. I managed to stretch the ping pong ball-sized Stracciatella into five bites.

But I wasn’t impressed or even pleased. I was disappointed.

The white chocolate was smooth, and the creamy portion had a nice texture – creamy without being too thin. The flavor, though, was so mild that I could barely tell it was white chocolate I was eating.

Maybe I was wrong to expect the cocoa pieces to be crunchy, but I couldn’t detect any crunchy bits… or any cocoa at all now that I think about it. I’m sorry to say this about what appears to be an elegant brand of chocolates, but I think I could have gotten more flavor out of a little Palmer from last year’s Easter basket. (No offense to Palmer….)

I wanted to give Stracciatella a fair chance and saved the rest of the bag to sample later. Over the course of the last month, I’ve eaten three more but my impression hasn’t gotten any better. I just don’t like them.

Before any die hard Lindt fans attack me, know that I’ve examined the Lindt offerings in my local grocery stores. I’ve seen several varieties of Lindor Truffles that I’d like to try (namely the Peanut Butter). I haven’t given up on Lindt based on this one bad experience.

Surely a company that makes such pretty bags and wraps their candies in individual fancy wrappers can make delicious chocolates. I like the slogan on their website “Over 160 Years of Our Passion for That One Moment of Yours.” I’m still waiting on mine.

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12 Responses to “Candy Review: Lindt Lindor Truffles Stracciatella”

  1. 1
    Tara says:

    I havent had the Lindt White chocolate, but their Pistachio and Milk choc block are my favourite choc ever. The dark choc Lindt Balls are beautiful, when eaten at the right temperature. Too cold and they are firm and the texture is wrong. Too warm and they are just a mess.

  2. 2
    (( K@Y )) says:

    …..sounds yummy!

  3. 3
    Jeni says:

    Well, I didn’t have high hopes for these because I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate. I ended up being pleased. I still prefer the plain dark chocolate truffles, though.

  4. 4
    Kia says:

    Fail! Lindt has to be one of the best chocolates on the mainstream market right now! Their truffles are -so- good, almost every flavor. Granted, I haven’t had Stracciatella, but still! They’re one of only two companies that can make me enjoy white chocolate.

  5. 5
    Sylvie says:

    I’ve tried it! The center tastes like butter!!! This isn’t a good thing.. I usually spit out the center..

  6. 6
    Robby says:

    that’s such a shame! i love lindt truffles and i can’t believe they make a bad one…

  7. 7
    Cindy says:

    @ Tara – I wondered if temperature could be a factor with the Stracciatella, but my experience was still “so-so” no matter how I tried them. The first one I ate was very cold because I was outside and it was 15 degrees. The last one I ate when I wrote the article, I had warmed up before eating. The rest were at room temperature. The flavor didn’t improve with the temperature change, unfortunately.

    @ Jeni – It’s interesting that you liked these but aren’t a white chocolate fan. I wonder if you enjoyed them because the white chocolate was so incredibly mild.

    @ Kia – I’m looking forward to trying some of the other flavors of Lindor Truffles. Their white chocolate that you’ve had, is it mildly flavored? Since you say that their’s is the only white chocolate you like, I wonder if it’s because of the mild flavor. It’d be interesting to know why they make white chocolate that doesn’t really taste white chocolatey.

    @ Sylvie – Butter, what a good description! The only real flavor I got was from the outer shell. The creamy center was mostly just a creamy, sort of tasteless piece. I never thought of it like butter, but you’re right.

  8. 8
    Krista says:

    I had a party the other night and served these chocolates (which are apparently on sale at Walmart, go figure) and they were a hit! I had two bags and now I have three truffles left…which is a bit sad, but luckily I had another bag stowed away. These are the close to heaven.

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    pita says:

    try the mint flavored ones. i’m not a big mint flavored candy fan, but i like the mint truffles. you get a good mint flavor without it being overwhelming. the mint being overwhelming is usually what turns me off of a mint candy. my kids like some of the other flavors and i will usually buy them one of the individual ones when we go to borders for a book. i don’t think i’ve seen peanutbutter ones though. i’ll have to look for those.

  10. 10
    Jan says:

    All lindor truffles have to melt in your mouth. If you bite into them they do not have the same creamy exerence. Try it with the Stracciatella and I can bet you have a different opinion.

  11. 11
    Laura says:

    Bummer that your first experience of Lindor Truffles wasn’t fabulous. I just became an independent consultant for Lindt Chocolate RSVP and am now aware of all the variety of flavors available. Perhaps you might like some of the other flavors better? As others mentioned, temperature and patience for melting time are key factors in the Lindor tasting experience. I have to say as a die-hard dark chocoholic, Lindor’s white chocolate truffles introduced me to the milky qualities of white chocolate. FYI – white chocolate is cocoa butter – hence the “butter flavor” ;)

  12. 12
    Bett says:

    Too funny! The Stracciatella are the only Lindor truffles that I really, really like. :)

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