Lindt and Sprungli
Lindt Milk Chocolate (Chocolat au lait) - bear
Weight: 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bear
Calories: 525 calories (estimate) in 1 bear
Cost: $3.99 for 1 bear
Purchased from: CVS Pharmacy, Mountain View, CA
Today was Day #4 of Chocolate in Toyland Theme Week.
Teddy bears and other toy bears are popular year-round. Today's Lindt Teddy bear from Lindt and Sprungli (Switzerland) was all dressed up for the holidays.
It looked similar* to a large Haribo Goldbaren (German for golden bear), but was wrapped in gold foil with a red ribbon around its neck.
And instead of a Haribo fruit-flavored gummy bear, this friendly-looking bear was hollow and made of 30% milk chocolate. It was sweet, smooth and flavorful. And soon, one bite led to another, and the bear wasn't there anymore.
*In fact Haribo complained that the similarity between the Lindt Teddies (first produced a few years ago) and the Haribo bears would be confusing to customers; a court, in the end, cited with Lindt.