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Seasonal chocolates from Lindt of Switzerland

Sweeten the holidays with seasonal chocolates

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Chocolate is tempting, resistance is futile. Especially this time of year, when holiday treats are everywhere.

Go ahead and give in to three seasonal offerings from Swiss chocolatier Lindt, which has been making fine chocolates since 1845 (

The Lindor package of assorted chocolate truffles includes milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, stracciatella (the shell is white chocolate with bits of cocoa), extra-dark chocolate and carmel ($7.99).

The Lindor milk-chocolate bag is full of milk chocolate truffles filled with a smooth milk-chocolate center ($3.99).

The gold foil-wrapped Lindt bear — looking like the golden bear that stands in front of the main gates at Cal Expo — is all milk chocolate ($3.99).

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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