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My mum gave me a box of 2 of these Baileys truffles today and they were yummy but I'm glad I only had the 2 because the chocolates are proper sickly.
They are balls of chocolate that is a whipped Baileys cream centre with milk chocolate covering. The chocolate is quite thick and is creamy and smooth, I bit each truffle in half because it's a bit too big in one go.
It's not very truffly flavoured or feeling and the Baileys inside it feels like mousse, it's a bit too smooth to be a proper truffle. The taste of Baileys is as strong as it would be if you had a glass of Baileys, it's a bit sweeter and I was glad about that because I think when you put booze into chocolate it sometimes goes a bit too bitter.
These are nearly too sweet though but I think the sugary taste helps to take some of the heat out of the Baileys. The whole chocolate is very sweet and I thought they were quite sickly after the 2 truffles.
These are great if you love the taste of Baileys but for me drinking a glass of the liqueuer is more than just about the flavour, it's the smoothness of the thick creamy drink and you can't put that into chocolate and still have it tasting as good.
My mum paid 95p for these 2 truffles and they come in a sweet little box so I reckon they would be good as a stocking filler.
Baileys Irish Cream Truffles:
The other half went to Tescos on his way home from work the other day to get something for dinner and he brought back a couple of treats too. He got me a tiny little box containing two delicious Baileys Truffles!
The box is very cute and it is very similarly branded to the bottles of Baileys. The two truffles were individually wrapped in gold foil. The truffles fill the box too so no disappointment there.
As soon as you unwrap the foil you get the smell of Baileys. It is a lovely creamy smell and it definitely made my mouth water. The chocolate on the outside of the truffle is nice quality and very creamy and it tastes of baileys. The whipped truffle centre is not too dense but rich and creamy and has the delicious flavour of Baileys which being so creamy works very well with chocolate.
I was pleased with the taste of these as sometimes popular brands don't bother with quality because the name itself will sell the goods and sometimes alcohol in chocolate tastes bitter and unpleasant. These chocolates have the balance just right and the result is deliciously melt in the mouth truffles!
The truffles are made by the Irish company Lir, (www.lircafe.com), who make a wide range of delicious truffles. Their website is worthy is of a look but be prepared with some will power as the chocolates all look lovely!
The Lir website sells these for 2.00 euros for a box of two and you can get a Baileys truffle bar and other Baileys goodies too. Tesco sell them for 96p which is cheaper especially when you factor in the extortionate 10.40 euros shipping fee and poor exchange rate!
I would recommend these to any Baileys fan. (Obviously these are not healthy and will undoubtedly contain fat, sugar etc but I won't go into the ins and out of it here; you will have to read the packaging)!