September 16, 2020
We all celebrated when we heard Lindt was launching its first ever sharing tin, but recent reviewers haven’t been that chuffed with what’s inside.The Lindor Assorted Tin features the iconic, red-wrapped original chocolate, as well as white, extra dark, milk and white, hazelnut, and the new salted caramel flavour. Each 400g tin contains 32 individually-wrapped chocolate truffles.
Those Lindt Sharing Tins Arent Exactly What Everyone Hoped For
They’re on offer for £10 while stocks last – after that, it’s £15 a tin. But one shopper on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group wasn’t impressed.
“For all those who were brimming with excitement at the new Lindt chocolate tins, this is the pathetic and disgusting amount of chocolates actually in them,” Nikki Gittens wrote. “Bought this today from Tesco, opened with pure delight and then sat back in complete disbelief. £10 they are charging for the amount of chocolates that would fill one of their boxes. Don’t waste your money people.”Related... Lindt Is Launching Its First Ever Sharing Tin, So That's Christmas Sorted Then More than 13,000 people commented on the post – with one calling the situation #LindorGate.
“All I wanted was to make people aware of how when you open the tin it looks like it’s been half eaten and put back on the shelf,” Gittens told HuffPost UK . “I never expected this kind of response.”
The photo Gittens uploaded shows a tin containing 32 chocolates – the number promised by Lindt when they detailed the new launch. But some believe it should be more. So is it worth your money?We crunch the numbersThe tin is £10 (promo price) for 400g of chocolates. A 200g box of Lindt chocolates (non-assorted) with 16 chocolates is usually £5 from Sainsbury’s (although, £4 on offer right now).
That means two boxes, to make up to the same amount of chocolates in the tin, would be £8 on offer, or £10 not on offer. So the deal is actually pretty good, considering it’s the same price for the chocolates – and you get a free tin.
The issue, however, is when the Lindt sharing tin is no longer on its promo price of £10. At its regular price of £15, the tin works out as a little more expensive than buying the boxes. You’ll be paying an extra £5 to get the tin, plus the excitement of having an assortment of flavours, rather than just one.
Yes, it’s not as jam packed as other assortment tins we’re used to diving into at Christmas – but at least it’s full of Lindors. And we think the tin looks pretty, even if the prices don’t quite match up.
HuffPost UK has contacted Lindt for comment and will update this article if we receive a response. Related... The Worst Christmas Gifts Employees Have Ever Received 15 Stunning Recipes We Fell In Love With In June Try These 3 Delicious Snack Recipes To Brighten Your Day At Home
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