QUICK REVIEW: Lindt Limited Edition Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Truffles

Lindt Limited Edition Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Truffles

What are Lindt Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Truffles?

In search of a seasonal treat that didn’t involve pumpkin, spices, peppermint, or any of the usual suspects, I came across Lindt’s Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Truffles. After years of spiced lattes and eggnog mochas, I’m ready for something different.

These truffles have a snickerdoodle-flavored white chocolate ganache center surrounded by a white chocolate shell with cookie inclusions.

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How are they?

Clearly, these won’t appeal to the white-chocolate-isn’t-really-chocolate-and-shouldn’t-exist crowd, but those grinches would probably object to snickerdoodle being called a seasonal flavor in the first place.

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Both the shell and center have a flavor reminiscent of speculoos cookies, which are like fancy European snickerdoodles made with brown sugar and spices. The cookie pieces remain crispy and add a bit of crunch, something I usually don’t care for in my chocolate. In this case, it brought to mind the eponymous cookie, so I didn’t mind.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Pro Tip: Maximize your enjoyment of these truffles by not munching down on them like they’re M&Ms. Pop one in and let your body heat melt the outer shell. By the time that happens, the ganache center will also have begun to melt, and then burst out in a flavor avalanche. Yes, I’ve put too much thought into this, but I’m serious about my chocolate.

Conclusion:

These truffles don’t taste like grandma’s snickerdoodles, which might disappoint some. Personally, I’ll take the deeper, more complex flavor of a speculoos over an ordinary snickerdoodle anytime. (Sorry, Grandma.)

Purchased Price: $4.49
Size: 6 oz. package
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (3 truffles) 220 calories, 17 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 35 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 15 grams of total sugars includes 12 grams of added sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Lindt Lindor Limited Edition Gingerbread Milk Chocolate Truffles

Lindt Lindor Limited Edition Gingerbread Milk Chocolate Truffles

I know there are Santa-hatted zombies who advocate for the head first consumption of anthropomorphic treats. But as gingerbread-based lifeforms are known to bolt at the first sign of milk, I prioritize immobilization.

With no central nervous system, a headless treat may leave your cookie craving unfulfilled. For inexperienced or squeamish cookie eaters, Lindt is offering up Lindor Limited Edition Gingerbread Truffles. Sourced from the finest cuts of cookie anatomy, the classic Lindor milk chocolate shell is infused with gingerbread cookie pieces encapsulating a gingerbread truffle filling.

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The cookie bits add a pleasant grit to the standard and delicious chocolate shell, but all of the limited edition flavor comes by way of the creamy truffle center. As gingerbread cookies are far from creamy in their natural state, liquefying them must be a disturbing transmogrification that only those haunted by the memories of gingerbread houses gone awry can stomach.

The trauma of these tortured souls is evidenced by their Bond-villain like maniacal laughter as licorice bound gingerbread people are slowly lowered into magmatic vats of palm kernel oil.

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Unfortunately, the disturbingly produced core is much sweeter than any gingerbread cookie I’ve eaten and comes across with almost floral notes. These Mr. Big inspired chocolatiers must take particular umbrage with the housewives of the ginger-burbs where saccharin-based Botox is all the rage. A little less literal sweet revenge and a bit more bitter molasses may have produced a better balance and left a few more cookie families intact for the holidays.

While I possess the confectionary architectural aptitude of a blind Fraggle, I hold no ill will towards gingerkind. Even so, Lindor Gingerbread Truffles are worth trying for the novelty, but I will embrace my role as the apex predator of cookie munching interspersed with bites of a standard truffle when the mood for both strikes.

Purchased Price: $5.94
Size: 8.5 oz. bag
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (3 Balls) 220 calories, 17 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 35 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 14 grams of sugar, 1 gram of dietary fiber, and 2 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Lindt Lindor Limited Edition Peppermint Cookie Milk Chocolate Truffles

Mint and chocolate go so well together that they should have a celebrity couple-like name similar to Brangelina.

Chocomint? Mintolate? Chont? Mincho?

Whatever we decided to call the duo, if you love them, these Lindor Lindt Limited Edition Peppermint Cookie Milk Chocolate Truffles will have you melting as quickly as their milk chocolate exterior does when you pop one into the 98.6 degree chamber known as your mouth because they are delightful.

The filling gets its flavor from peppermint oil. But if you’re someone who wants the mint to be strong enough to clear your sinuses, these tasty balls are not curiously strong enough for you. A part of me wishes it was mintier, but another part thinks the Thin Mint cookie-like mintiness was just right.

Speaking of cookies, there are tiny, crunchy choco-cookie bits in the chocolate that give the truffles a texture other than internal body heat-melted chocolate. There’s a decent amount of cookie bits, but they offer an unsatisfying crunch.

It’s as if Lindt gave factory workers a box of Thin Mints and plates during their break, had them eat the cookies over the plates, collected whatever crumbs fell, and then dumped them into the vat with the creamy milk chocolate.

I really wanted a cookie crunch and not a cookie crumb crunch, so I wish Lindt included larger cookie bits or somehow, underneath the milk chocolate, created a layer of cookie that holds the smooth minty truffle filling. The latter doesn’t sound complex, does it? Sure, Lindt would have to spend millions of dollars to build a completely new manufacturing process, but it would be totally worth it to make my sugar-fueled dream come true.

Even though I complained about the mintiness and crunchiness of these Lindt Limited Edition Peppermint Cookie Truffles, they are minor complaints that melt away every time I let one of these delicious morsels melt in my mouth.

(Nutrition Facts – 3 balls – 220 calories, 150 calories from fat, 17 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $4.49
Size: 6 oz. bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Milk chocolate and minty filling is velvety when it melts in your mouth. Thin Mint-like mintiness. A decent amount of cookie bits. Complaints melting away as the truffle melts in my mouth.
Cons: Might not have enough mint for you. Might not have enough cookie crunch for you. Might not have enough truffles in the bag for you.