Swiss Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78% Cacao vs. LINDT Chocolat Cree a Berne

swiss faceoff choc shop

This is a face off between two premium Swiss dark chocolate (Chocolat Swiss Noir) – Swiss Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78% Cacao vs. LINDT Chocolat Cree a Berne. I wanted it to be a straight Swiss dark chocolate comparison so…

cote dor

…the Cote d’Or Belgian extra high quality dark chocolate is out of this post’s scope

cote dor content

(and also coz I noticed that the Cote d’Or only contains 56% cocoa
solids – a very low figure compared to the two Swiss brands I’m
evaluating)

swiss delice supreme

The Swiss Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78% Cacao is an extra dark bittersweet chocolate with a high cocoa solid content – the highest amongst the two, weighing in at 78% cacao.

swiss delice supreme noir

It retails for RM 9.90 each and comes in a thin cardboard package
containing just 100 grams of chocolate. Weight for weight, it’s more
expensive than the Cote d’Or brand (which I wouldn’t be mentioning
except it was brought up :p) with its 2 x 200 g (400 g) packaging
priced at RM 27.90.

swiss delice supreme back

The back of the package lists the contents of the chocolate and also
has text that goes “Swiss Delice invites connoisseurs from all over the
world to take part in a culinary journey throughout Switzerland. The
delightful specialties are carefully created using traditional recipes
and only the finest ingredients. Take a real taste of Switzerland home
with you.”

swiss delice supreme foil

The packaging of Swiss Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78%
is impeccable – the slim cardboard packaging has a side that parts to
reveal a thin block of dark chocolate wrapped in foil (which is the
best wrapping for our climate – unlike the paper wrappings in
Australia, our heat does not allow anything except foil for long term
shelf life).

swiss delice supreme slices

The Swiss Delice Supreme Noir 78% cacao breaks
apart easily at the perforations and produces neat imprinted dark
chocolate in bite sized pieces. It’s about the size of the ubiquitous After 8 thin dark chocolate dinner mints for a better mind size comparison.

swiss delice supreme bite

I ate (nearly) the entire block of Swiss Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78%
(which isn’t much considering it’s only 100 g – the size of a large
Mars bar) while waiting for my flight (which was delayed). There was
someone sitting beside me, traveling alone too (Swinburne student –
Hello Alice!), and I offered her a slice, which she accepted. She
pronounced it good, as do I.

Swiss Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78% Cacao is
smooth high cocoa solid content chocolate – it has a melt in your mouth
quality and its bittersweet nature is great. This is real dark
chocolate – the product does not disappoint.

swiss faceoff lindt

LINDT Chocolat Cree A Berne is also another Swiss
dark chocolate product which caught my eye due to its retro packaging.
It looks like a product from the 1940’s – the candy wrapping is
minimalist and heavily text oriented. It certainly has novelty value.

lindt chocolat

I sampled the LINDT Chocolat Cree A Berne the next
day (and an important note here is that I wasn’t fully in withdrawal
hell as I planned to stop my opiate consumption on Friday night and I
was still VERY MUCH under the influence of Oxycontin bliss during the
time of this review) at home.

lindt chocolat back

LINDT Chocolat Cree A Berne also comes in a slim 100 g package. Unfortunately, it weighs in at a (relatively) dismal 49% cocoa solids content. LINDT Chocolat Cree A Berne retails at RM 8.90 (all chocolates is this review is from the Choc Stop franchise at the airport).

lindt chocolat foil

The LINDT Chocolat Cree A Berne chocolate bar is also wrapped in foil and comes in smaller perforated chunks. I personally prefer an After 8
sized slice, much like the format of the previously featured Swiss
Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78% Cacao instead of this smaller chunk.

lindt chocolat pieces

The chocolate perforates nicely to reveal chocolate chunks with the Lindt
signature on each of the chunks. I’m still harping about the size of
the chunk – IMHO, I feel that premium chocolate should come in the
larger format instead of this Cadbury/Hershey’s (tick according to your
country) style chunk which is associated with mass produced chocolate.

lindt chocolat bite

The LINDT Chocolat Cree A Berne breaks nicely and
takes well to biting smaller chunks off it. It tastes great, with a
bittersweet symphony that indulges the senses. However, I still prefer
the Swiss Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78% Cacao as it has that elusive mouth-feel from the higher cacao content.

swiss faceoff noir best

Swiss Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78% Cacao is
the better of the two. It’s definitely a must try, with its high cocoa
solid content – which is what chocolate is all about. :)

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19 thoughts on “Swiss Delice Supreme Noir Authentique 78% Cacao vs. LINDT Chocolat Cree a Berne

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    So far above Gadiva et al

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