Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa Intense Dark Chocolate

Manufacturer: Lindt
Cocoa Content: 70%
Manufacturer Website
Rating: A

Up next for today we have the 70% Cocoa Lindt dark chocolate bar. The Intense Dark is a deep, dark mahohany color. It breaks with a firm snap. The initial flavor notes are light roasted notes with some light bitterness. From there acidity hits the tongue and starts to build with a citrusy squirt of lemon. The level of sweetness is well balanced. Chewing the chocolate brings some sweet fruit notes to mix in with the acidity with notes of black cherry and mango.

The Lindt Intense Dark has a smooth mouthfeel. There is a slight puckering sensation from the acidity. The finish is rather short with the acid fading out first leaving a faint espresso note. All in all, this is a damn good chocolate. I've found that a lot of the European chocolatiers tend to shy away from bold acidity in their chocolate, so this is a refreshing change. This is a must try for dark chocolate fans.

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