Normally we don't do the same company's or chocolatier's products two reviews in a row because we want you all to have variety, Sisters and Brothers, and we want to spread out the exposure for those who send us samples. This is our second Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P. Consultants feature because Wednesday was Lindt Bear Day but today is a look at two products that could help you during the coming month. Again our thanks need to go to Amy Sue for sending us these products and telling us about this program.
Three balls are a serving of these Peppermint Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles but to be honest I'm generally satisfied by one ball at a time. I might have another during the day or at a party but these are so nicely chocolatey and have such a good potential cocoa rush that I'm content. Otherwise three of these have 200 calories with 13g saturated fat, less than 5mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 2g fiber, 11g sugars, and 2g protein in them. Portion control is a great way to use our Sacred Substance, Chocolate, moderately. The next item Amy Sue sent us is designed to be used in such a fashion from the very start.
Amy Sue would like you all to get your own Advent Calendars from her so do check them out.
But my following tradition and using this calendar in the way it was intended (there's our Purposefulness as well as Moderation we always emphasis here) does not mean we are clueless about what is inside. The back, as you can see above, has the ingredients but also photos of what is inside. The chocolatiers vary but in general they are milk chocolate. Some have hazelnuts as well while wheat and rice is also listed in case you have allergies. Overall one piece has 70 calories containing 2.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 6g sugars, and 1g protein. There are 16 shapes of treats pictured on the back so some will be repeated and I'll find out what as I use it.
Both of these are good additions to your holidays. I think for children the Advent Calendar's milk chocolate focus is a good idea but I have to wonder if most children are going to appreciate the quality I expect to find. I'd be thrilled if there was a dark chocolate version of this calendar for adults. Hey, we can enjoy an entire month of holiday cheer, too. The truffles would be great to put out in bowls for parties and I think this is what we will do at our annual Winter Holiday Party. Amy Sue has sent us good examples of Sacraments you can use to enjoy your holidays. The truffles I think measure up to our Sacramental standards year round but you'd have to store them as directed to make them last.