An Honest Review of Lindt’s New Valentine’s Day Truffles

We’ve been taste testing a lot of Valentine’s Day candy around here, and it’s been impossible not to notice a troublesome trend: So, so much Valentine’s Day candy this year is phony strawberry flavored.

Listen, I know in the past we said that strawberry is the king of fake fruit flavors, but so many of these candies taste bad. Strawberry Shake M&M’s? No good. Strawberry Hershey’s Kisses? No thank you! But if anyone can pull off a pleasant-tasting strawberry chocolate candy, it’s Lindt, right? We tried the limited edition Lindt Lindor Strawberries & Cream and Lindt Lindor Dark Strawberry truffles to find out.

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Lindt Lindor Strawberries & Cream and Lindt Lindor Dark Strawberry

I love Lindt truffles—even the slightly controversial Peppermint White Chocolate ones they release around the holidays. But these just don’t hit. When I took a bite of the dark chocolate-strawberry version, I said aloud, “I think this is the worst Lindor truffle I’ve ever tasted.” Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling offered, “Well, at least the chocolate is good.” True, but it also kind of clashes with the pink yuck in the center of the ball. The chocolate comes off as a little bitter, which is super strange for Lindt. The Strawberries & Cream truffles taste vaguely like strawberry Carnation Instant Breakfast, which I can almost appreciate, but I’ve tasted better versions of strawberries cream candies (namely, Dove White Chocolate Strawberry & Creme). These are just so big and so, so sweet. Candy should feel like a treat, not a sugary mountain to climb!

Please, candy companies, can we try out a different artificial flavor next year? Cherry maybe?

Credit: Liv Averett / Target / Walmart




About the Author

Gwynedd Stuart

Gwynedd Stuart, Sporked’s managing editor, is an L.A.-based writer and editor who spends way, way too much time at the grocery store. She’s never met an Old El Paso taco or mozzarella stick she didn’t like.

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