This was a good find right here. Normally I start my reviews with a bit of information and preamble, but to get straight to the point- this was a delicious bar of chocolate from Lindt.
Lindt White Lindor Bar
You’ve probably heard of their Lindor range before- however you might not have seen their White Lindor for sale in bar form. I stumbled across a bar of it last week and it was goooood.
I’d only ever seen their White Lindor in ball form before. Their milk chocolate Lindor bar has been around a while, but- unless I’ve somehow managed to miss it every time I’ve gone shopping for the past few years- their White Lindor bar must have come out fairly recently. I found it in Waitrose for about £1.50 or £1.60- a very fair price given the great quality and consistency that Lindt virtually guarantee you.
A 100g bar, Lindt write that the White Lindor is “Swiss White Chocolate with a smooth melting filling.” Now I have eaten Lindor in the past and enjoyed them (although I hear that there is a peanut butter flavour which I’ve never found- sad face) and I’ve eaten Lindt’s white chocolate in the past in the shape of their Excellence Strawberry Intense bar… as a result I expected good things from the White Lindor.
For some reason, the bar looks Christmassy to me. I don’t know why that is- I mean it’s not like the bar screams blatantly Christmassy (it isn’t red and white, it doesn’t have reindeer bells and there’s no Santa in sight.) But every time I look at the wrapper, it makes me think of Christmas Day. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that we were always given Lindt stuff around Christmas as a treat but rarely during the year.
The bar wasn’t packaged quite as nicely as Lindt’s Excellence range- rather than the smart box you’ll get with a bar of Excellence, this is just wrapped once in paper which makes it feel a little cheaper. I’m not sure why, when they have a similar price tag, Lindt package this in (in my opinion) an inferior way but it doesn’t look or feel quite as good as a result. It was still nicely foil sealed inside the paper wrapper, but I just think that the Excellence range from Lindt is miles classier. Perhaps there is a reason behind it though.
It reminded me a little of Kinder chocolate after getting the bar out of the foil. It was super soft in the middle with a much firmer outer casing of chocolate. The smell was lovely- bloody creamy and seriously sweet as many white chocolate products are, but with just slightly more to it than that. I think it was a vanilla element to the smell which took it from being a nice enough smelling product to an outstanding one.
As I broke the bar in half to get some photos, it became much more obvious just how soft the ‘melting filling’ is. You might be able to see above, that it almost looks like melted/cream cheese as you might find with a jacket potato or something. It wasn’t a runny liquid and didn’t pour out at me, but it was definitely very squidgy and gooey.
The White Lindor also provided loads and loads of nostalgia. As I mentioned earlier, Lindt wasn’t a regular treat growing up- we were mainly limited to just Lindt bunnies and Santa’s around Christmas. So it was probably the combination of Lindt and of White Chocolate (another Christmas staple food as a kid!) that induced that nostalgia.
Now I’ve already said at the beginning of this review that the White Lindor was a mighty fine bit of chocolate. But I’l try and break it down a little more than that now.
Firstly, the point of Lindor is obviously the contrasting textures between the firmer shell of chocolate and then the ‘melting filling’ which is much softer. That is what defines it as a chocolate and makes it stand out from the crowd. And it works beautifully. The filling is just glorious- the comparison in texture is probably cream cheese, but when it melts in the mouth, this is a million miles away from cream cheese- it was just the smoothest melting thing I’ve ever eaten. I’m not entirely sure what the centre of the White Lindor is (maybe some kind of ganache with chocolate and cream blended) but it has the silkiest smooth melt.
The taste is fantastic as well though- all of the words that you’d expect (sweet, creamy, luscious) apply here. The white chocolate is beautiful- as it melts in the mouth, it is very similar in taste to a high-quality vanilla ice cream. That vanilla flavour is strong and brings a bit of welcome flavour variety- I don’t really like most white chocolates because they are just too sickly, but the vanilla flavour and the creaminess stop sugar from dominating the taste well.
It was obviously still incredibly sweet, and after 3 pieces of the bar (a quarter of the bar and roughly the same amount as a Freddo!) I was practically comatose. But MY GOD those few pieces were delicious and more than enough to figure out that the White Lindor is awesome.
This is a wonderful bar of chocolate from Lindt. It pretty much defines the word indulgent with the creaminess and sweetness that is present in the bar. The fantastic contrast in textures between the solid outer layer of high quality white chocolate and then the very soft filling is unique in a 100g bar- I’ve never seen another company produce a similar bar. Kinder’s equivalent is nice, but it is some way short of this.
The White Lindor has become my favourite every white chocolate bar and is up there with the best bars that I’ve ever tried. It has also reignited my passion for Lindor, and I’m now going to try and hunt down some of their other Lindor flavours including Peanut Butter, Raspberry and Stracciatella.
If you happen to see this and you enjoy these kind of flavours…snap it up. It won’t disappoint. Credit yet again to Lindt for this.