Lindt dark chocolate is my favorite chocolate in the world! After Belgian chocolate of course 🙂 Not only Lindt’s dark chocolate bars and Lindt dark chocolate truffles but also their milk chocolate, white chocolate, strawberry chocolate, and the list goes on. Do you know that they have six production sites in Europe and two in the USA? That is a total of 8 manufacturing companies. Their satisfying creations then proceed to 4 different continents for distribution that ends up in every chocolate lover’s mouth. In this article, I will inform you about their different kinds of dark chocolate, specifically the dark Excellence collection. I really love how they divide and create percentages on how bitter their dark chocolate would be like. They have selections of 60%, 70%, 85%, 90%, and 99%. I will only discuss 3 from the Excellence collection that I like most.
Lindt Dark Excellence Cocoa Bar Collection
Lindt’s Excellence bars are all delicious but what I like most is the dark chocolate ones. Their dark chocolates are so sophisticated and high in quality. Unlike what we commonly have with other brands, Lindt made a stronger blend of bitter chocolate taste that I really love. Some might not appreciate the bitter-sweet flavor but I do. I’ve always been a fan of dark chocolates. These rectangular-shaped chocolates are covered in white and black paper wrappers with gold embossed letters. On the middle you can see a picture of a square piece of the chocolate that you will get inside. You can also see a print to indicate the percent of cocoa for each bar. For only $3.85, you can have a Lindt Excellence chocolate bar that is 100g/ 3.5 oz.
The 85% Dark Chocolate
The Lindt 85 dark chocolate or the Excellence 85% Cocoa bar has a dry texture compared to their other types of chocolate, which are creamy. Once you take a bite of the chocolate, the bitterness sets in your mouth but you will get a very faint sweet taste as well. An aftertaste of like eating pure cocoa powder ends the treat.
The 90% Dark Chocolate
The Lindt 90 dark chocolate or the Excellence 90% Cocoa bar has a creamier texture compared to the 85%. It contains only 5 pure ingredients which are: Chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, sugar, and vanilla. The Lindt 90% is much sweeter but still has that bitter taste, of course. The difference on the taste between the 85% and 90% is that, the 90%’s sweetness and bitterness somehow blends more together. You’ll get a bitter-sweet aftertaste with this one.
The 99% Dark Chocolate
The Lindt 99 dark chocolate or the Excellence 99% has the highest percent of cocoa among the other dark Excellence collection. The taste of bitterness is more powerful now, but the flavor of sweet chocolate is still there. This bitter chocolate would be best with coffee or a hot chocolate drink. Its aftertaste is rewarding and it does suffice my craving. I love this chocolate because it really brings out the taste of a high quality cocoa bean that I know only few can appreciate.