Hazelnuts and chocolate, that's pretty much the best way to sum up this bar. The question that's racking my brain is whether or not this simple combination is noteworthy. This is one of the problems with writing candy reviews, or any kind of food review, how do you write about a food that's good, but nothing that different. It’s not that it’s a bad thing to use simple combinations of classic ingredients, it’s just not that creative either.
Don't get me wrong, this is one tasty bar, the cream centre filled with bits of hazelnut is beautiful, smooth and crunchy. The chocolate on the outside is of a high quality and melts the second you put it in your mouth. The proportion of cocoa to hazelnut is also very well done, it's perfectly balanced. As far as quality and taste go this bar is very good. This is no easy feat either, it takes years to master a bar like this, and Lindt have paid their dues.
I guess my problem is that I've had a million bars just like this one. It's not an original idea at all. I've even had many chocolates that match or out do this bar in quality as well. The only unique thing about this bar is the strange little domes used to hold in the cream. I’m not sure if that’s enough to really give this bar high marks on originality.
This review is really hard to write because I can't really point out one particularly unique trait of this bar that would make it stand out. It's not a bad bar by any stretch of the imagination; it's just not "WOW".