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**Duc d'O Strawberry Truffles 200 g**
This brand seems to do quite a wide selection of truffles and other boxed chocolates.I received a packet of white truffles with strawberry pieces in with my Christmas hamper.
**Packaging and presentation**
These come in a white cardboard box with the name and a wee picture on the front. The truffles themselves come in a plastic tray which is sealed and you get a leaflet about the product.As a gift this does look nice and like its expensive/high quality.
I dont like truffles that much however i like these.I think that's because this is white chocolate instead of the more normal darker chocolate. The centre of these is a bit like a white chocolate mousse with tiny bits of dried strawberry through it and a white chocolate flake coating. The taste is of a nice white creamy chocolate taste with a hint of strawberry.The taste it leaves you with makes you want more.The smell you get from this is of strawberry's and white chocolate mixed together.If this smell came in body butter form i would gladly buy it.
**Price and where to buy/is it worth it?**
Two packets of these cost £15.17 from amazon.So £7.60 for 8 truffles/.95p a truffle. This is pretty standard when you think of the prices in a chocolate shop.I dont think i would pay this,for myself anyway. Maybe as a gift if a friend really wanted it.
This currently costs £4.70 from the following but im not sure if there would be a postage charge
http:// www.chocolatebuttons.co.uk/ duc-d-o-natural-truffles-strawberry-200g-gift-box.html. This makes it under 50p a truffle and i would consider buying at this price.
An ex-colleague and good friend of mine brought in some Duc d'O chocolate truffles the other day to mark the end of his time at the company I work for. I'd never really seen these in the shops so was quite intrigued.. According to the box they're Belgian chocolates of the finest quality. This figures as my friend is Belgian and during his stay in the UK one of his main light-hearted complaints was that 'The English don't know how to make chocolate'. We actually wound him up even more by giving him a huge bar of Dairy Milk as part of his leaving present!
So back to the chocolate... These come in a square white box with a brown logo in the middle and pictures of the chocolates on the lid. To look at these look pretty appetising!
The chocolates themselves look like small logs that are around 4cm long. They look quite rustic as they've been sprinkled with milk chocolate flakes and as we found, eating them can be quite messy! This however I thought added to their charm and made them look quite expensive - in fact they're the kind of chocolate you'd expect to buy by weight in a posh department store. The inside of the log contains a light brown chocolate mousse which is very smooth and has a nutty taste. This I thought was a nice contrast to the crispiness of the chocolate coating. The whole thing was extremely sweet and the mousse quite rich so one log was more than enough in one go!
The box contains no nutritional information and actually I don't really want to think about it! I believe things like this should be enjoyed in moderation without getting hung up about how many calories they contain. The front of the box states that the product has a 100% cocoa guarantee. Each box contains 20 chocolate pieces but as I've not seen them in shops I'm not quite sure how much they cost. A quick google search indicates they sell between the £3-4 mark.
Sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, vegetable fat (palm kernel and palm oil), cocoa mass, anhydrous milk fat, emulsifier, soya lecithin (GMO free), flavour: vanilla
Allergy advice - may contain traces of nuts and gluten.
Overall I was quite impressed with these chocolates. They had a lovely taste and it was nice that you could feel satisfied with just one piece. Having a couple of chocoholics at home it means that the box will go a long time in my house! They'd make a lovely gift as they look different to the standard box of chocolates on the market. They can get a bit messy though so you'll need to keep the vacuum on standby!
Duc d'O Milk Chocolate Truffles are an old favourite in our house, and I polished off the remaining half a layer from our Christmas box just last week. The price of these seems to vary quite drastically from one store to another. Some small local confectioners put luxury chocolate price tags on them, while supermarkets knock them out for Quality Street prices. As a general rule, you're looking at paying between £3 and £4 for a small twin layered box that contains around 24 of these truffles.
Each truffle is the size of two regular chocolates and is an oblong shape. They're essentially soft, mouse-like truffle chocolate centres, which are coated in a thin layer of creamy milke chocolate, and then dusted with good quality chocolate flakes. I really like the way that these are layered up, as it gives them a really unique texture. You bite hard, then just sink into the soft, creamy centre.
These have got a rich taste that is more cocoa and cream than sugar, which is what makes these taste a lot more like Belgian chocolate than supermarket chocolate to me. They've got a rich after taste as well, so a little of these does feel like it goes a long way. I like that these are all about the quality and not the quantity, which is unusual for chocolates within this price range.
If you're looking for an affordable treat that's got a luxurious feel to it, or you're just looking for a present alternative to a box of Roses, then give these a try. They're affordable, well made, tasty, rich and have a really unique texture to them. The only downside is that the flaky bits can sometimes go astray when you bite into them, but it's a small price to pay.
Duc d'o truffles are a really tasty sausage shaped chocolate truffles in lovely flaky chocolate coating. I find these chocolate big enough to take at least 2 bites, the large amount of soft, light truffle centre sits well inside the solid chocolate shell. There is also a dark chocolate variety of the duc d'o, which is my favourite chocolate ever. The dark chocolate coating is not at all bitter and the milk chocolate inside means it is not too rich. However, it is very rare in shops, so you will be lucky to have the opportunity to buy them unless you search online.
You can by this 250g box of milk chocolate truffles from many supermarkets, garden centres, garages and in duty free shops. Price varies between shops, but is comparable with other mid range boxes of chocolates. The milk chocolate duc d'os can also be found in smaller 65g boxes, which only have 5 chocolates, I don't think its good value, but a great way to try them before buying a large box. Every time I go on holiday I find myself stocking up on my favourite chocolate truffles in in the airport or ferry only to find I've eaten them all before I make it back home!
Our family have traditionally bought duc do's for special occasions, Christmas for example (where we have nicknamed them 'duck doings'!, not a pleasant comparison, but it produces a laugh and never put anyone off) . These chocolates are great for those situations, because they are all the same, you ,don't end up with the few chocolates left over that no one like (marzipan in our house), or fighting over the favourites. Every chocolate is guaranteed to be yummy, and the chocolate truffle is free from liqueur and other ingredients that some people dislike, especially the kids.
Disadvantages (for some people)
If you have a box to yourself, there is the disadvantage of not be able to browse the leaflet and choose a chocolate. But this does not matter to me as I find the lack of disappointment in poor tasting chocolates more than makes up. The only other disadvantage I can think of (apart from the obvious health issues), is that the flaky chocolate coating is prone to partly disintegrate in your hand, resulting in quite a mess if a young child has got hold of a few. So great for more informal and family occasions, but probably not the best thing to put out after a posh dinner party. More solid chocolates may avoid a stain on an expense dress.
I definitely recommend these chocolates for all but the fanciest occasions, to treat yourself, or as a present - don't know anyone who likes chocolate but won't enjoy an unadulterated chocolate truffle.
I was first bought a small box of these truffles about 3 years ago for my birthday and I absolutely loved them!
The chocolate seemed to be so creamy and just melted in your mouth! There was only about 6 in a small box so they went very quickly and I decided I would have to have some more!
So for Christmas my boyfriend decided to buy me a huge box of Duc d'O chocolates which consisted of about 4 differents boxes in one. I was so excited when I saw them but when I opened them and tried them later I was a little disappointed.
The truffles were nice, but didn't seem as nice as they had been previously - they tasted a little bland. The white chocolate truffles were delicious really melted in your mouth.
The liquers were not too nice. The chocolate didn't taste of much really!
So I was more disappointed with the large box.
I was bought another small box of these truffles for Valentines day and was unsure of what they would be like, but they were delicious again!!
So I would say, go for the normal sized or smaller boxes. I wouldn't recommend the large boxes (the chocolate may not have tasted as nice as it was left for longer being a bigger box).
If you like truffles then try them out! Can find them on offer in supermarkets, similar prices to Cadbury's Milk Tray and other boxes of nice chocolates.
I do not normally review food products but I thought I would make an exception just this once for my favourite truffles. I treated myself to a small slim box containing five of these truffles in Tesco last week because they were clearing this small gift size box for only 47p instead of the usual 99p. Larger boxes of these truffles remain on sale for a few pounds a box, no more than you would expect to pay for a box of Milk Tray for example.
The reason I love these chocolates more than any others is the amazing texture they have. You bite into a firm, thick milk chocolate outer layer that is covered in smooth flakes and then hit a rich milky chocolate mousse layer on the inside. The two textures compliment each other perfectly and there is a real Belgium taste to the chocolate thanks to the rich, creamy, milky chocolate that they use.
There is a strong chocolate smell to these truffles that hits you as soon as you remove the lid and the airtight plastic wrapping from these. I find it really draws me in as it is what makes these a really special treat rather than just another chocolate. I also find that these are quite large individual chocolates and that they are very thick and heavy so I only need to eat two or three to feel like I have had a real treat.
These chocolates are available in a choice of milk only or milk and dark. There is a white chocolate version of this kind of flaked truffle available from other makers but sadly not from this specific brand. As sad as that is, I am happy to get on with the milk ones alone myself and I highly recommend them to chocolate lovers everywhere.