Wasabi, with its gone-in-seconds-sharp-mustard punch seemed like a daring combination to have with chocolate. This was a gift from my brother around Christmas time. He said after seeing the strange flavor combination he thought of me. (haha).
This Lindt bar contains at least 47% cocoa solids which means at least by European standards, it’s considered dark chocolate. Interestingly, the U.S has no set definition for dark chocolate but Europe sets the bar at at least 35% cocoa solids.
On opening the bar, the nostrils sting just a touch. The wasabi smell is clear (although it uses artificial flavors). Breaking off a piece, the dark chocolate is pleasantly creamy which isn’t surprising since it’s on the low-end of the darkness scale. The wasabi flavor hits quick and disappears quick. The slight heat is interesting but it’s another case where one piece is enough. In terms of intense flavors I’d much prefer chili.
I give Lindt credit though for trying something different. This will appeal to folks who like the endorphin rush of wasabi. The bar is made of sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milkfat, artificial flavors and soya lecithin.