I've been interested in Lindt's "Hello, My Name Is" line for a while, (must resist urge to make a Slim Shady/Eminem reference... I failed), but I didn't want to commit to buying several full chocolate bars when I already have so many other foods to review. I was wandering around BJ's picking up my usual wholesale groceries when this mini bag caught my eye. Now I have the opportunity to try four different flavors and since they are individually wrapped I can easily portion them out and share with others as needed. Sweet! (Booo that was bad and I should feel bad.)
I've mentioned this before but I've never been a fan of Lindt chocolates. They aren't bad, and I know a lot of people really enjoy them, but I find their chocolate bases to be overly sweet, so whatever flavoring is mixed in is usually no where near as bright and flavorful as it could be. I feel like this makes a lot of their products taste the same. Which is especially true with their individually wrapped truffles. Whenever I see them in a candy bowl or dish, I avoid them. (I have some downstairs that were given in a bag of part favors a few weeks ago that I can't bring myself to eat.) Lindt just isn't my favorite brand of chocolate, but I'm a total sucker for interesting packaging and graphic design. When I saw this line for the first time I was totally smitten. I love how playful this is! Lindt's usual packaging and aesthetic is more stuffy and it takes itself very seriously, and this is the complete opposite!
We have rainbow lettering, chalkboard-like imperfect fonts, and even little speech bubbles and doodles? It's so different from everything else I have seen Lindt produce, and it's a breath of fresh air. I figured if the design was so drastically different, and I loved it so much, I should give it a try.
Inside this bag we have four different flavors.
Out of the four, I found myself going for the Cookies & Cream more than any of the others, which is interesting, since I usually don't like white chocolate confections. My sister really likes the cheesecake and nougat bars, so there's a little something for everyone in this flavor mix. Overall I feel like this is a great gift item, thanks to the beautiful packaging and easy share-ability, but I won't buy this again for myself. If anything I'll be buying a full sized Cookies & Cream bar, but I did like that I could try a lot of the flavors in their line in this mix without having to commit to just one. I hope Lindt comes out with more of these mini-bar mixes so I can try even more flavors in the future.
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