Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winter Holidays with Lindt Chocolate

Our friend Amy Sue who is one of the consultants for LINDT Chocolate R.S.V.P. sent us a nice selection of holiday treats for 2012.  Your Chocolate Priestess wanted to get this feature out in time for you to check them out because one of these you'd want to start using on December 1st.  We'll start with a video (our first original video for The Chocolate Cult) and then look at three more products from this offering before the Winter Holidays hit.



I hope you all could hear that Okay, Sisters and Brothers.



Besides the calendar, Amy Sue sent us two types of hot chocolate mix and a box of Goldstücke or Lindt Gold Pieces that I think could actually fit in the calendar as well.


The Goldstücke have hazelnuts again but also I note cinnamon and coriander in their ingredients... these should be different, huh? Two of these bars are a serving but you can probably be satisfied with one at a time or share them out if you want.  The bars are just over 2.5 X 1.25 X 0.25 inches in dimensions  larger than I thought from within the box that slides apart into two pieces.  The milk chocolate is cool to my fingertips and gives off a very unique scent -- the coriander and cinnamon are powerful and they almost overcome the creamy hazelnut chocolate I associate with Lindt.  As you can see in this photo, "Lindt" is written over the surface of the top.  Taking a bite reveals a very creamy cocoa flavor with a strong hazelnut edge.  The coriander's licorice flavor's and the cinnamon's slight burn are after tone but the final flavor is a creamy milk chocolate.  I like but you may want to warn your friends and family before they eat it or you'll get the same frowns I did.  If they like licorice then you are have found a perfect gift.

The hot chocolate mixes come in two varieties: Milk and Dark.  They come in these blue canisters and the individual flakes of dark and milk chocolate are further enclosed in foil bags.  Here in this photograph I hope you can see the differences in the flakes as well as the cans and the bags that contain them. First preparation note: the amounts of milk are given in millilitres while the amount of chocolate flakes are in teaspoons; for an American this felt a bit off to me but I figured it out.  The flakes melt very well and stay melted. In the Milk version the result is fairly light in color; the Dark variety is a bit darker but both are fairly light colored.  The resulting drink is very smooth and creamy regardless of variety you use; the darker one has a stronger chocolate flavor over all.  Given how creamy Lindt chocolate tends to be, both the light color and the flavor makes sense. Think of this as a truffle in drink form and you'll know exactly what to expect.

LINDT R.S.V.P. is best purchased from a presenter at a party you can host but you can also order it directly through a consultant like Amy Sue so please check out her site.  One negative about the site is that you have to download the catalog to find these items we've reviewed today so I couldn't link directly to them.  If you or someone you are close to loves LINDT chocolate these are excellent gifts especially the reusable advent calendar.  Just for this calendar I'd give this a Sacrament title.  The hot chocolate flakes are simple chocolate, safe for everyone who isn't allergic to just chocolate (sad but there are folks like that, Sisters and Brothers).  However what holds me back repeatedly from just saying that LINDT chocolate itself is worthy are the added oils and fats to their many of their products.  So I'm glad that this time around I can say that three of the four products we revealed today are indeed the real chocolate deal with no added fats ingredients.

3 comments:

elizabeth said...

Wow, I think those gold pieces sound delicious! Love the video.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. Spread the video link around and the post link around if you can.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

I removed one comment here and in two other articles because they were basically ads for another site that had nothing to do with the topics of the post. If I could turn off the ability of people to add links in their comments, I would. I consider it very rude to do.