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Lindt Raisin Nut 
Posted: 14 August 2011    7.0 
Lindt Raisin Nut The Lindt milk chocolate delivered to a more than acceptable, but not mind altering, standard. Raisins and nuts were found in every bite but in such quantities that you'd ever mistakenly think you'd died and gone to heaven. It's all there, just like it's supposed to be, but not with any combination or with any inspiration that'll raise your level of consciousness and make humanity a better place for all.     
Avg price/gram: USD 0.026   Cocoa %: 31  Size: 100g  Swiss chocolate 
       


Eating a Lindt Raisin Nut bar is a lot like living in Sweden.   It's not the most inspired experience you'll ever have,  things can get boring fast, but you're always guaranteed a certain level of decent quality from the second your wheels hit the road.  Everything works in predictable fashion in Sweden, though it's unfortunate you'll be snoring through most of it after you're acclimated.  I'm not proud to say that Doug's Chocolate Republic has, through no choice of me, its dictator, established cultural and bore-yourself-to-tears ties with Sweden.         

The goal of the Chocolate Republic was similar to James T. Kirk's in the original Star Trek:  to go (with my mouth) where no man had gone before.  However, with Thailand's sheltered chocolate market, I find my mouth going repeatedly where everyone has gone before.    My tremendous chocolate insights are little better than me writing a review of the county hooker every public official and passing trucker has already tried.

I tried to go experimental with Duc De Praslin and had my taste buds immobilized for weeks afrerwards. Strolling through the gourmet and import markets, my eyes aren't treated to new up and coming brands on the chocolate scene.  No way, Jose.  It's more mainstream Swiss, a few multionational German, sometimes some Cadbury Australia. 

Lately, I've had to grasp at straws, trying some 'new' variety of a brand I'm already quite familiar with.  Lindt Raisin Nut was one such desperate choco-grab.  Technically, it was my wife who grabbed it.  She was lusting for a rum and raisin bar  This should tell you the state of Thailand's chocolate landscape when a rum and raisin bar can't even be located, at any price, on the streets of Bangkok.  Fed up, she grabbed any bar with the words "raisin" on it.  And that's how Lindt Raisin Nut got visa-free status into the Chocolate Republic.

Ironically, she never even got to try it.   I ripped into it within a day and within three days it was gone.  There's not much to say about it really.  The Lindt milk chocolate delivered to a more than acceptable, but not mind altering, standard.  Raisins and nuts were found in every bite but in such quantities that you'd ever mistakenly think you'd died and gone to heaven.  It's all there, just like it's supposed to be, but not with any combination or with any inspiration that'll raise your level of consciousness and make humanity a better place for all.  In other words, the bar is a lot like Sweden.     

When I told people I was moving to Sweden in 1991, everyone confused it with Switzerland.   Twenty years on, I'm eating Swiss and thinking I'm in Sweden.  What goes around comes around.        

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 Swiss chocolate is good, right? Like Lindt Raisin Nut with lots of juicy raisins and nuts. Let me know. Doug's Chocolate Republic has it all at Doug's Republic.