Posted on Nov 25th, 2010 by Allison (Reviews/Recommendations)

As a card-carrying member of the Godiva Chocolate Rewards Club, I am morally obligated to stop into my local Godiva shop each month for my free piece of chocolate. It’s a burden, but how can I refuse? I love chocolate, and it’s even better when it’s free. I also get a monthly catalog which attempts to entice me into purchasing more chocolate… which I rarely do.

Last month the catalog featured their new “Baked Dessert” truffles – along with a $15 coupon. I ripped it out and headed straight to Godiva. Some of the flavors sounded better than others to me, so I was hoping to purchase individual truffles. But they only had them in a 6 truffle, boxed box collection that day – for, as luck would have it, $15.

Tiramisu: meh
Strawberry Tart: meh
Cheesecake: OK, but nothing special.
Carrot Cake: Pretty good, didn’t love it.
Chocolate Lava Cake: Now you’re talking. This was delicious.
Red Velvet Cake: MMMMMMM. I’ve been back for another.

A couple of weeks later I stopped by my local Hallmark store where they happen to sell individual Hazelnut Lindor Truffles (most stores don’t carry that variety, which is my favorite). I bought two – and enjoyed them both before I even made it home.

These little chocolate balls just melt into creamy chocolaty goodness in my mouth – and I am forced to wonder if the $2.50+ Godiva truffles are really that much better than the .45 Lindt truffles…

Certainly the Godiva truffles are more artistic. But do I enjoy them more???

I think not. I’ll enjoy my monthly free piece of Godiva, and save my money for Lindt. Or Boehem or Seattle Chocolate’s Mint Truffles.

What’s your take on Godiva vs. Lindt (or other)?

(20) Comments   


Kristin on November 25th, 2010 at 2:15 am

Oh, now I have chocolate on my mind. Wait – I always have chocolate on my mind.

I love Godiva. I love Lindor Truffles. I greatly enjoy and appreciate them both, but I do see your point.

The problem with the Lindt truffles is, that at 45¢, I can buy more of them and therefore, eat them much faster because I have a whole bag full. The Godiva chocolates are so expensive that I only buy one. And try to get $2.50 worth of joy out of it. So I would say that it is in my waistline’s best interest to buy one Godiva but my mouth’s and bank account’s best interest to buy four Lindt instead.

I wouldn’t refuse either one right now.

Ken on November 25th, 2010 at 5:21 am

Out of the two, I prefer Lindt. I’ve never had a Godiva that I liked as well. However, Lindt comes in a distant second to a champagne truffle from Teuscher.

Brandon on November 25th, 2010 at 7:00 am

Mmmmm….. Chocolate…. Just one Lindt for me, please. Two at a time will usually make me feel sick.

Jennifer Pearce on November 25th, 2010 at 9:06 am

I really like Lindt. There is a certain kind I tried from the Lindt store in New York last year that I really, really liked. It was in the shape of a triangular block and was a very smooth creamy chocolate something. Very good!! Too bad I don’t know the name of it though. 🙁

Michelle on November 25th, 2010 at 9:31 am

I’m a Godiva gal, I would sell my soul for that chocolate. I need to stop feeling guilty and just indulge…

craig on November 25th, 2010 at 9:58 am

This is the first year that I have brought Godiva in for the Holidays at our store and am pleasantly surprised at how well they are selling because they are so much more expensive. The buying public must think they are getting something for the name even if they are not better. By the way Allison, we always have the individual Lindt Hazelnut balls in stock so come back any time!

paul on November 25th, 2010 at 11:51 am

If I were offered a choice of Godiva chocolate or Training Table cheese fries with hickory dipping sauce, it would be no contest. Fries, hands down. Not much of a chocolate connossieur i’m afraid. I will crave See’s nuts and chews now and then but that’s probably more about the nuts than anything.

Robert on November 25th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

“I ripped it out and headed straight to Godiva.”


We are so related..

Aunt Kathy on November 27th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I like my Godiva in a bottle from the liquor store. It goes over well while eating Lindts. Oh paul, I love the training table’s french fries, come to think about it, I never met a potato I did not like.

craigthegrey on November 27th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I’ve not been that big a fan of the Godiva chocolates – except the free ones. Up until very recently I would have said that my favorite chocolate was the Aztec Spice from Boehem’s in Issaquah. However, while visiting the small sort of warehouse location of Chocolate Necessities (check them out on facebook) we sampled several varieties of imported chocolate, many of which were very, very, good…..
As to truffle type things, last Christmas Lindt had a special holiday flavor out that we could never get enough of, I don’t remember the name of the flavor, but they were heavenly. We kept getting two bags with the idea we would set one aside for later…but we ate them all.

Ashley Rae on November 30th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Oh man… I’m just a chocolate lover, period. But it really depends on the variety as far as deciding between the two. I haven’t tried many varieties of Godiva… but I certainly LOVE those Lindt hazelnut chocolates. Yum. Now my mouth is watering.

Allison on November 30th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

@craigthegrey – are the special christmas ones milk chocolate with a white filling? If so, they have them at Central Market in Mill Creek right now…..

@michelle – yes, indulge! You really need to come up here for a visit and do the chocolate tour with me.

@ken – I’m going to have to keep my eye out for Teuscher truffles. Look like the nearest store is in Portland…

Jean on November 30th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

my favorite is See’s bordeax truffles… I like Godiva but Lindt hazelnut and all the other Lindt flavors rate higher with me.

Danny on July 6th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I have to say that Lindt is the Chocolate for me, if you have never had it before, go there first. It is very delicous and for the price it is also a great value. They always seem to have great deals and I have been cooking with the bars for awhile now. I have to mention that the satff are always so freindly and down to earth, they seem to love what they do. I am waiting to hear back from Lindt becasue I aplied for a job. If they hire me it might be dangerous for Anyway Godiva is all Hype in my opinion, but you can waste your money on it if you want. I would rather enjoy great tasting chocolate for alot less money than eat a decrative piece of wax coated chocolate..haha. Good luck in your search for the best chocolate.

Andrew on November 4th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Godiva truffles are good, but they are way over priced. I actually bought into the hype and thought I must not truly be able to appreciate the Godiva greatness, thus buying more of there truffles on several occasion for further research and training of my palate. It comes down to this. Even if Godiva dropped there prices below Lindt, I would still buy Lindt. As I said Godiva is good, but chocolate is generally good (well great in my book). Lindt mixes in a little magic. Eating a Lindt truffle is like having a mouth orgasm.

Allison on November 5th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Andrew, you are a man after my own heart…

Freeze31 on January 15th, 2012 at 4:27 am

I really love Lindt Excellence 90% Supreme Dark Chocolate =)

Sarah on January 16th, 2012 at 9:31 am

I prefer Godiva over Lindt because the Godiva chocolates have “more to them” than just a smooth chocolate ball. The Godiva ones often have two types of filling inside the truffle, and are coated with something yummy like sugar crystals or nuts (Love the creme brulee one). They also have this incredible almond bark and oreo bark – I can’t find anything similar in any store – it’s just so big and chunky. Also they have an awesome dark hot chocolate, and these shortbread biscuits… I don’t know any other store that sells all of these great things. The price is WAY too much – $6 for a small chunk of bark – but since I can’t find chocolate like this anywhere else I have to buy Godiva. I would not buy the Godiva “plain” bars of chocolate because there’s too many alternatives elsewhere. If I’m going to splurge on a bar, I’ll get Green & Black’s. Something else that bummed me out is that I recently checked the ingredients of the bagged Godiva gems and found out they use corn syrup! I felt scammed. I’m not sure if the handmade ones from the store are made with corn syrup though. In any case, I will continue to go in each month for my free piece, and actually buy a few pieces a couple times a year…

b i r d on March 19th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Must say, after working a year at Godiva…I am and still will forever be a Lindt girl. The Lindt truffles are so smooth and creamy, whereas Godiva I just taste over sweetness and a…flatness? However, the special thing about Godiva is that their truffles has 2 shells of chocolate encasing a ganache. not sure if that’s important to you people; I just like to eat my chocolate, plain and simple.

And no chocolate unfortunately in the store is hand-made. We only dip/drizzle fruits and nuts daily!

lisa on December 5th, 2015 at 6:21 pm

I’m 50. I’ve been eating Godiva since I can remember which were always special and delicious. I haven’t eaten them in about 10 years and They Have Changed. They have no taste and ware waxy. Lindt Melts in your mouth. Godiva is way to expensive for the present taste NONE of their ingredient are natural.

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