Sunday, 23 February 2014

Lindt Creation: Milk (heavenly crème brûlée)

Product name: Lindt Creation: Milk (heavenly crème brûlée)
Purchase details:
£2.00 for a 100g bar or two for £3.00 (
143 per 25g serving (573 per bar)
Country of origin:

Despite featuring the word ‘new’ on its packaging, I know this Lindt Creation: Milk (heavenly crème brûlée) has been around for a while because I’ve wanted to try it for a few months now! 

Made by Lindt & Sprüngli, the aim of the bar was to achieve an experience as ‘equally indulgent’ as the famous dessert it was named after. The wrapper certainly looked promising, with an enticing image of the delicious, caramelised topping of a real crème brûlée, as well as an illustration of the ‘extra fine milk chocolate with caramelised pieces of sugar and a creme filling’.  

This Creation variety was represented by the colour amber and, like the coconut version, was divided into 10 pieces. In contrast, though, these were thicker to allow for a deeper filling, and were more curved (though still angular) in shape. Each square had the brand name imprinted on it and, inside, contained a pale creme with quite pale sugar pieces that looked almost like biscuit crumbs. The reality of the product wasn’t dissimilar to the image on the box, although the illustration certainly suggested more of a caramel shade underneath the chocolate shell. 

The 10 pieces acted as completely separate chambers so none of the ‘creamy centre with caramelised sugar pieces’ seeped from one square to the next. Despite containing sugar as the main ingredient, the aroma the bar emitted was really milky with a slight shortbread element to it, although this could only really be detected up-close. 

This milkiness was just as present in the taste and I loved how the ‘delicate crème brûlée flavoured filling’ genuinely did have a kind of vanilla custard taste. As a result, this bar did a far better job of recreating the dessert’s flavour than the Wonka Crème Brûlée bar did. Furthermore, the caramelised sugar, which accounted for 4% of the product, produced a burnt sugar taste which added to the authenticity. 

The chocolate, containing a minimum of 30% cocoa solids and 20% milk solids, was described as being ‘decadent’ and ‘smooth’ and I certainly thought it tasted good. Together with the creme filling, it melted well - it was just a shame that this left a mouthful (and I mean full!) of sugar pieces to crunch on as, alone, these were a bit intense in flavour. As a result, I chewed the majority of the bar, but this wouldn’t have been the case if it hadn’t been for the caramelised sugar. 

The bar had a lovely smooth and moist texture and the crunchy bits did work really well when all mixed together. I noticed on the ingredients that 1% of the product was made up of wafer so, presumably, this added to the crispness too. 

Unlike the Wonka attempt at this dessert, this bar was not overly sweet, but yet it was sweet enough to prevent the sugar pieces tasting too bitter.  

All things considered, I thought the proportions of chocolate, creme and sugar used for this heavenly crème brûlée version of Lindt Creation was pretty close to spot on. 

Appearance: 8/10
Overall score:

1 comment:

  1. I reviewed this too! I liked how you picked up on the fact that each piece was like a separate chamber, I think that's what made the bite of this chocolate so good!


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