Seeing a Lindt chocolate bar somewhere abroad always reminds me of home… no matter where the Lindt bar actually was make (same with Toblerone… during my stay in Australia, I lived on that stuff… never grew warm with Cadbury.)
One time while driving from Grisons back to the lowlands, we stopped in Landquart at the Alpenrhein outlet center. I bought a new sports bag, a crepe pan and this Lindt chocolate bar. This was not the first time I bought this bar. So I knew what I was getting, and I knew that this bar is comfort food that can make me happy. Milk chocolate and hazelnuts.
At the moment, I’m in a hazelnut fever… the most eaten cookie in my household are Nussstängeli. So, chocolate with hazelnut… even better. (And today we’ll make prune crumble for dessert… with hazelnut!)
These “Les Grandes” bars are exactly what they are called. Grande. 150g of chocolate and nuts. And the list of ingredients? It’s on the back as most of the time:
Sugar, Hazelnuts, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, full milk powder, milk sugar, skim milk powder, soy lecithin, barley malt extract, aroma, almonds.
Minimum cocoa content: 30%.
And inside, the bar is wrapped in aluminium foil. But I guess everyone knows what a Lindt bar looks like. (and some day I should really stop at one of the Lindt chocolate factories near by. Even though Lindt is way more industrial than many other chocolat makers featured on this blog, I like their chocolate. It’s the chocolate I grew up with. There was a time I ate at least a Lindt Cresta chocolate bar per week (and now I haven’t had one for years… I should change that).
And it’s a good looking bar. And it tasted well. Perfect after work. Perfect in front of the TV.
It’s creamy and nutty. And moreish. The bar did not last that long. But, to my defense: I had to share it. He also thought it was creamy, and moreish. So, it vanished quickly.
But if we want more, we can buy it in most grocery stores near by. And this means comfort. Whenever you need that bar of chocolate, you can get it.
This might be the reason I buy so seldom Lindt bars. I could have them whenever I want.
So I buy more hard to get by chocolate whenever I can spot a bar. And the Lindt ones stay in the shelves, because I could get them all the time anyway.
And this is not just.