Ordinarily, I wouldn’t be posting about a store opening, but this is different. When I found out that Lindt chocolate was opening a storefront, I was very excited. I grew up eating Lindt chocolates! Back then, Lindt was the epitome of gourmet chocolates and it was one of the special treats we got as children.
Since moving to the US, I’ve seen Lindt at Target, Sur La Table and a handful of other stores, but only a handful of the truffles and definitely nothing like the wall to wall display I was faced with when I entered the store (situated next to Neiman Marcus). WOW! This is a chocolate lover’s haven!
It was kind of early, but I couldn’t resist eating a truffle ball. So creamy and so decadent. I love them. Best part is, at the store, you can mix and match all the flavors including a white chocolate with key lime, the orange truffle, or just the regular dark — my fave!
From the European selection there is a chocolate filled with marzipan for those who love things like this. There is another with crunchy nougat.
I highly suggest getting any of the specialty chocolate bars like the dark chocolate with chili or wasabi.
The next time I’m going to a party, I’m bringing a box of the Creation Dessert — a selection of seven different chocolates including creme brulee, Caramel Eclair and Meringue.
There are a bunch of new collections never seen before such as the milkshake line… which presumably tastes very much like, well, drinking a milkshake!
Or how about the caramel line which comes in a bar or also, a small stick you can carry in your purse for when that craving hits!
Next time you see the Lindt Bunny Mobile driving around, wave! You might get a bunch of samples from whoever is handing them out that day!
Check out Lindt today! If you’re not able to get down there immediately, I have a selection of dark chocolate gift basket for one lucky winner to win. Tell me why you should win this incredibly delicious giveaway by leaving me a comment with your FULL name by Sunday, May 19th. Winner announced Monday! Good Luck!
Lindt Chocolate Shop
The Outlets at Orange
20 City Blvd W
Orange, CA 92868
Anne Pelczar says
OOOOOOOOOH MYYYYY GOOOOSH!!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!! (Where did you grow up?) Growing up in Germany, Lindt of course abounds and every time I go back, I visit the Lindt Outlet. And now there’s one here? Right in my neighborhood?! Well, did you just make my day or what!! Time to visit the Block!!
Mad Hungry Woman says
I grew up in Asia and we grew up eating European chocolates 🙂
Hamilton Le says
Dark Chocolate is heavenly for me. I just love the rich taste it provides although many individuals say its too bitter, but I like to disprove them by having them carefully think about the taste as a piece of chocolate, rather than their own personal preferences. This opens their palates to more taste and more often than not, they become more critical on food tastes and have me to thank for. I have been craving dark chocolate and some sweets as of late, as my school finals are slowly around the corner. This would be in great accompaniment with a cup of coffee or late night snack as I study away.
William Kelton Terry says
Life is like a box of chocolates, but Heaven is a free gift basket full of chocolate. Who wouldn’t want to be in heaven!! Sign me up!
Lynn Chen says
my mind is reeling. CHOCOLATE!!! would love to win this – i adore lindt!
Mad Hungry Woman says
congratulations Lynn, you’re the winner of the Lindt giveaway
Michelle Lynn Terry says
I should win as I love Lindt and especially dark chocolate! I’m a marzipan addict so I’m just salivating thinking of that truffle……
Garick Chan ★☆★ (@ilovegarick) says
Have you ever been to the LA Chocolate Salon, Anita? http://www.lachocolatesalon.com/ OMG, what decadence! A number of chocolatiers come out to offer samples of their decadent confections. It’s a bit much by the end because really, how much chocolate can you eat in one sitting? Nonetheless, a chocolate lover’s fantasy.
You know though, of all the bigger brands, Lindt does produce some fine quality chocolate. Once you’ve tried Lindt; it’s hard to go back to Hershey’s. My earliest memories of Lindt chocolate are from my mother actually. As her favorite chocolate, I grew up and knew that either those squares of the truffle-filled blue or red balls meant that it was a special occasion.
If I win, I’d give the gift basket to my mother. (I’ll even take a pic if you want to do a follow-up or update to this post.)
Mad Hungry Woman says
no I haven’t been to the one in LA. I’ll check it out next time I’m up there
I like their store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Nice to know there’s a store closer.