Lindor is the name of the truffle balls made by Lindt some people call them just Lindt Balls, when someone says Lindor they mean the balls specifically. They are small balls individual wrapped and come in many flavours – the ones we are focussing on here are the best selling which are the milk chocolate ones.
The Lindor was created in 1949 but turned into a truffle in 1967, so it’s been around a while. Only the bunny is more famous from the Swiss brand.
They are a taste of luxury, no doubt about it. The ingredients are quality and the filling is superb – I don’t think too many people would buy these as an every day treat but rather on social occasions.
Luxury usually comes at a price of calories and therefore syns. But, are the Lindor heavy on syns or light? How much is in one? Let’s find out.
Lindor Syn Values
The smallest pack of Lindor is 3, which weighs 37 grams and contains 231 calories. Therefore, three Lindor balls are worth 11.6 syns. A single Lindor would be 3.7 syns, each. 3.7 each is a small number and hard to compare with another chocolate except for a Ferrero Rocher which is worth 3.6 syns.
However, when looking at 3 balls of 11.6 syns then it is comparable to a Picnic (11.6) or a Galaxy (11.5).
3.6 for one is small, 11.6 for 3 is decent but well within most people’s limits. But how does it compare to other chocolate bars? And if we compared them all as if they weighed the same how does it look? Let’s find out.
Are Lindor worth the syns?
If you have some syns to spare and have some Lindor in the house then why not have them? At the end of the day 1 syn is 20 calories so if you spend 5 with one bar or another you get the same calories. But, if you’re interested in maximising your syn usage then read on.
At 0.31 syns per gram, a Lindor ball is the worst ratio. This means that a Lindor is the most calorie dense chocolate bar to eat. You could get more physical chocolate in anything else we’ve looked at. The nearest to this is the Ferrero Rocher which is 0.29 syns per gram.
In terms of a SynScore, the Lindor scores 0%, this means it is the worst and least efficient chocolate we’ve analysed. You’d get more out of any other chocolate than this one.
Sugar, Vegetable Fat (Coconut, Palm Kernel), Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whole Milk Powder, Skimmed Milk Powder, Lactose, Anhydrous Milk Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Barley Malt Extract, Flavourings, Milk Chocolate contains: Cocoa Solids: 31% min., Milk Solids: 20% min.