On the scale of treats there is sweets, ice cream, chocolate, and then Lindt chocolate. Through a deal with a devil (speculation, but almost definitely the case) the guys at Lindt actually managed to take an already sweet and rich food and make it even richer. The Lindt milk chocolate truffles have pretty much been the go to luxury chocolate item throughout my life. Now I can have a caramel version? Hell yes.
This was one of the rare occasions where I didn't actually think much about what I was picking up. I knew it was Lindt, I knew that it was meant to resemble caramel in some manner, and so I knew it would taste good.
The aroma of the chocolate was very familiar, but with the expected caramel note. The chocolate was certainly a different colour to the standard milk truffles, but the taste was more or less hitting the same high points as it's counter-part. The actual truffle filling was reminiscent of other high quality caramel chocolates I've enjoyed in the past (Hotel Chocolat comes to mind). In brief it is a slightly sweeter than normal milk chocolate with a hint of toffee.
Congratulations to Lindt for making a very similar truffle, playing it rather safe, but doing just enough to justify the flavour namesake. Personally I don't see this careful alternative flavour introduction as anything other than what it is. Whilst I have to say that these truffles are bloody amazing, I need to also mention that the milk chocolate ones are just as good. If you want to try these caramel ones, go for it.