This Tiramisu chocolate bar is another of the summer releases from Lindt in Germany. Will it be an improvement on the Eiscafé bar I reviewed last week? Read on to find out!
After some Google Translation…
Enjoy with Tiramisu a creamy filled chocolate creation with a creamy light tiramisu filling and an aromatic coffee-cream wrapped by the finest Alpine full-milk chocolate.
The bar is described as a filled whole milk chocolate with “Café-Creme” (15%) and “Tiramisu-Creme” (26%) and I have to admit I was prepared for disappointment here… but boy did Lindt redeem themselves! This is a fabulous Tiramisu inspired chocolate bar!
Naturally the Lindt chocolate is still thick and rich, but it’s a darker looking milk chocolate with a pleasing coffee scent the moment you open the pack. There’s actually 0.5% coffee in here, which is more than in the Eiscafé bar.
This is a bloody good chocolate bar!
There’s rich and creamy chocolate with decent coffee notes in the mix and a complimentary creamy filling. It contains mascarpone powder, which might account for some of the light tangyness in the profile of this one. It’s reminiscent of cheesecake!
Other interesting ingredients to note include vanilla flavouring, apricot kernels and almonds… and yes, the almondy Amaretto flavour is notable.
Now, there’s something slightly crunchy in the cream, but in a light and inoffensive way… Like caramelised sugar. Though I couldn’t tell you exactly what it’s supposed to be, unless it’s attempting to emulate the lady fingers, which it doesn’t do, but it does add some texture to the bar.
For once the thick, mouth coating quality of Lindt works for me. Rather than overwhelming the filling, it creates a rich and sumptuous bar. This is definitely one for tiramisu lovers!
Final thoughts? Overall, it tastes very much like a non-baked, coffee cheesecake… and that’s what Tiramisu is, isn’t it?
Unless you find this bar in the bargain bin, you’re going to struggle getting it at this time of year though. I picked mine up at a slight discount as they were getting rid of them… but make sure to look out for it in Summer!
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