Nov 24, 2016

Review: Lindt - Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles

Lindt's Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles feature a milk chocolate shell around pumpkin spice truffle filling.

I bought a 8.5 oz. bag for $2.99 on clearance (It's normally $5.99).

If you've never had Lindor truffles, then you're in for quite the treat. The spherical truffles have a center that just melts in your mouth instantly and almost has a liquid texture despite being solid at room temperature, almost like freshly prepared ganache. And the chocolate shell around it is delicately thin and thick enough only to maintain its shape. The end result is a decadently smooth and rich chocolate experience.

However, I was initially a little hesitant to try the Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles because of the milk chocolate and pumpkin spice combination. I actually expected the truffles to be made with a white chocolate base in order to better emulate the flavor of pumpkin custard or pumpkin pie. As much as I love anything pumpkin-related, I wasn't sure that milk chocolate would play so well with the fall season's darling.

Upon the initial taste, it was just the sweetly smooth milk chocolate that I was used to with Lindt products. But as the center melted in my mouth and I got the first hit of pumpkin spice, I was a little weirded out. It's not overpoweringly strong, but there is no doubt that these chocolates are pumpkin spiced. There is a strong spiced aftertaste, which lingers much longer than the chocolate. My mouth felt very conflicted, but I can't say that it wasn't tasty overall because the chocolate was of excellent quality. I find myself oddly drawn to them more so because it's such a strange combination, not because I legitimately like it.

Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles were a bit of a mixed experience for me. Midway through each truffle I ate, I would convince myself that I didn't like it. Yet somehow by the time all of the chocolate melted in my mouth, I had somewhat positive feelings about the experience. I probably wouldn't get these chocolates again if only for the fact that they confuse me so much. Given the choice, I would opt for he plain milk chocolate version of the Lindor Truffles over the pumpkin spice version without hesitation.

By Renee.

Nutritional Info - Lindt Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles
Serving Size - 3 balls (36g)
Calories - 220 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 35mg
Carbs - 17g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - 2g

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