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Lidl Fin Carré Way To Go! Caramelised Almonds & Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Bar Review

Back in August 2020, I reviewed Lidl’s Fin Carré Way To Go! Milk & Dark Chocolate Bars. The 100% traceable and Fairtrade chocolate bars followed a near-identical format to Tony’s Chocolonely, right down to the weight, a strikingly similar bar design, and even the varieties of the 32% milk chocolate, 70% dark chocolate, and Caramelised Almonds & Sea Salt.

At the time, my store didn’t stock the latter bar, but on a recent trip, I found stocks of the final flavour I’d missed out on first time around.


Packaging

The packaging of this Caramelised Almonds & Sea Salt bar follows an identical layout to the milk and dark bars, albeit with an orange colour scheme.

Lidl Fin Carré Way To Go! Caramelised Almonds & Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Bar
Lidl Fin Carré Way To Go! Caramelised Almonds & Sea Salt Milk

The design features a map with roads named ‘Human Rights Alley’ and ‘Fair Boulevard’ to highlight the sustainable credentials of this bar. Indeed, there is a box that explains that this bar incorporates 100% traceable and sustainable cocoa from the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative in Ghana.

On the reverse is the list of ingredients and nutritional information.

Lidl Fin Carré Way To Go! Caramelised Almonds & Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Bar ingredients:
Sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, caramelised almonds (10%) (sugar, butter oil, glucose syrup, butter, roasted almond puree (0.5%), lactose, sea salt, emulsifier (sunflower lecithins), natural vanilla flavouring), cocoa mass, sea salt (0.5%), emulsifier (sunflower lecithins). Cocoa solids: 32% minimum; milk solids: 26% minimum.

Sadly, sugar is the dominant ingredient in this bar, which nudges the overall sugar content to just under 53%.

This bar contains dairy and nuts, and may contain traces of egg, other nuts, gluten, and cereals. It is suitable for vegetarians. There’s also a notice warning that “small children can choke on nuts”.

This bar carries the Fairtrade logo, explaining that the bar includes Fairtrade certified cocoa, sugar and almonds. The sugar comes with the caveat of that it may be mixed with non-certified sugar under the mass balance scheme, “so that the total matches the amount sourced as Fairtrade” (71.7%).

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