Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Supreme Dark Chocolate

Manufacturer: Lindt
Cocoa Content: 90%
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Rating: A

Today we continue to climb the ladder to 90% Cocoa percentage in the Lindt Supreme Dark Chocolate Bar. The Supreme Dark is deep ebony in color, with a hint of reddish-orange along the snap line. It has a very firm, hard snap to it. The Supreme Dark has bitterness and some smokiness up front on the palate. There is a deep chocolate flavor. Some faint acidity is present with notes of cherries. There are also notes of almonds and earthiness. Chewing the chocolate releases notes of tobacco, pepper and vanilla.

The 90% Supreme Dark has a smooth mouthfeel with just a slight hint of grittiness. There is also a tannin-like astringency. The finish lingers with strong chocolate flavor. While the level of bitterness may mask some of the more complex flavors in its lower cocoa percentage brethren, this is made up in spades by intense chocolate flavor. This is definitely not a chocolate bar that most people would eat in one sitting, but it is well-suited to savor a few pieces at a time. This is one chocolate where the higher cocoa level really brings out an intense chocolate flavor.


  1. This chocolate bar is so bitter.

  2. I love this. Can't live without it. Two squares a day, for health and morale.

  3. I am eating it right now , it is good and intelligent .

  4. like Jenny said. just 2 squares on occasion. Dark chocolate in moderation is excellent for health. And the darker it is, the richer in antioxidants.

    Though I have never tasted tobacco, pepper, cherries, vanilla, nor almonds while eating it.

  5. It contains one of the best grade of cocoa. It is very rich and powerful, even for a man!

  6. I really, really enjoy this chocolate. Two squares a day, perfect.