Product Type: Hotel Chocolat Chocolate
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Hotel Chocolat Boozy Truffles
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Hotel Chocolat Boozy Truffles
Advantages: Loved the brandy and champagne truffles.
Disadvantages: The rum truffle was too overpowering.
After visiting the delight that is Hotel Chocolat a few weeks ago, and depending on whether or not you have read/Dooyoo have posted a link to publish, you will be aware of my new found love for the chocolates that I have purchased from there, well so far anyway!
The product I will now review is - "Boozy truffles - Hotel Chocolat"
These, as with the others in the range come in there own little tray, with each chocolate having it's own vacuum shaped "hole", wrapped up within I can only describe as a clear plastic sleeve, though on this there is plenty of information available, and also the chocolates within visible!
In this particular selection there are six chocolates, with three different varieties within that six.
This was the one I really wanted to try, I love alcoholic truffles, even ones that contain liquor that I wouldn't normally drink!
The three varieties were al very different in appearance, so there would be no confusion between each.
The fits I tried, I have to be honest, about blew my head off! The chocolate itself was round and made of milk chocolate, this was fine until I got to the smooth ganache centre and the rum centre nearly paralysed my mouth!
The taste was far too overpowering, with the rum taking away any chance of tasting the chocolate centre, spoilt it a bit actually!
As you may have gathered I was a little apprehensive about trying the others after that experience, but I am a professional chocoholic so I ploughed on!
The next chocolate I tried was a lovely looking round but somewhat spiky ball of dark chocolate. Again I was previously aware that the centre would be a smooth ganache, but this time flavoured with brandy, again not a drink I would normally partake in.
After breaking through the bitter sweet shell I was delighted to find that this chocolate was delicious but in no way overpowering.
The flavour of the chocolate intermingled wonderfully with the brandy, giving the effect of tasty but warming chocolate, hot chocolate in sweet form!
The last chocolate was left for the simple reason that "Marc de Champagne" truffles are my absolute favourite, so after getting rid of the foul one to my husband (I know what a cow! Lol!), and I had sucked the brandy one into oblivion, I was left with these two, my husband knew better than to ask for one of these!
The chocolates were white chocolate balls with the scent of champagne being detectable even before taking them from the tray, though when the rum one's were still in there you could smell anything at all!
Once you have got passed the delicious and creamy white outer shell, you are left with a smooth white chocolate ganache, once this hits your tongue you feel as if you are tasting and inhaling the flavours of the truffle, these are truly decadent, and I sincerely wished I had brought the tray that just contained these, live and learn!
As with all the chocolates I have/I intend on reviewing, there are is no nutritional information included on the pack, never a good sign!
The pack does state that these are suitable for vegetarians, but do contain alcohol, mik and soya, with there being a chance that these contain nuts.
As with the other trays of chocolates I purchased, these were brought as part of a "buy 4 for £10.00" deal, a little pricey but worth it as a treat!
For more information visit - www.hotelchocolat.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
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