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=Baileys Irish Cream with Orange Truffle=
I have found the flavours of Baileys to be hit and miss, but that it is a personal taste, and I received a miniature of the Baileys Irish Cream with Orange Truffle to try.
Mine was a 5cl bottle, but they are also available in 70cl bottle and 1 litre bottle, the price does vary, you can pay around £16 for a 70cl bottle, although at Christmas time they seem to become a price war item and there are generally some good offers around.
To sum up the flavour, it is lush, but to break it down, you get the creamy element that we have come to expect from baileys, once you open the bottle the aroma of orange is lovely, it is not over powering, but enough so that you know you have the orange flavour. The truffle side, I noticed this more when I was drinking it, as the drink was more chocolate in colour, with the orange aroma, it was as though someone had got a normal bottle of Baileys and grated a Terry's Chocolate Orange in there.
I served the contents of my bottle over ice, as I wanted to appreciate the flavour, and I find that the ice gives the sweetness of the Baileys a cooler edge to it.
I loved the bottle that I went and brought myself a normal bottle, and that lasted just over a month, it was beautiful.
I really liked this Baileys in a hot chocolate, as the orange truffle just added a beautiful flavour to the hot chocolate, normally I add Baileys to a coffee, but when I tried this one, I found that although it mixed well, the taste just did not mix for me, I found that the coffee was fighting with the orange trying to see which one was the strongest, but hey you learn by your mistakes.
I find that when you get a successful product, when you add flavours to it, it does not always work, and for Baileys I think that the Orange Truffle is a successful flavour, where as for me I found the Biscotti to sweet, it was like drinking a nutty milk, yet this Orange truffle is lovely and I will be buying a bottle or two for Christmas.
I have to say that my niggle with Baileys is the price, as it seems better to wait till Christmas when the prices reduce and buy a couple of bottles to last a year, I feel that around £16 is expensive.
I give this a 5/5, I was going to knock one star off for the price, but the taste is so lovely that it earns that star back.
I'm a huge Baileys fan, and we always have one or two bottles of Baileys in the house.
Baileys sell quite a few different flavoured versions in their range. As well as the original Baileys Irish cream they also sell; Baileys with a hint of Coffee, Baileys with a hint of Hazelnut, Baileys with a hint of Biscotti, and the newest flavour in their range - Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle flavour. I believe that the Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle flavour has replaced the Baileys with a hint of Mint Chocolate flavour as this one is no longer available.
I've been wanting to try the Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle flavour for a little while now, I've just not got around to buying a bottle. So I was over the moon when we received a bottle as a Wedding Anniversary gift a couple of months ago. We've only just got around to drinking it as we went on holiday shortly after our Wedding Anniversary.
Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle flavour is absolutely divine. It still has that velvety smooth and luxuriously rich classic Baileys taste, but it is blended with a fresh and zesty orange taste and a luxurious chocolate truffle taste too. You can smell the orange in this as soon as you open the bottle and pour it into the glass. I would say that the orange in this is the main flavour, not the chocolate truffle. However the orange is not too strong that it's overpowering, and you can definitely taste the chocolate truffle undertones too, you can also still taste that velvety smooth and rich Baileys Irish cream underneath as well. My best description of Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle flavour would be 'a bit like a Terry's Chocolate Orange in liquid form with an alcoholic kick!'
Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle flavour is absolutely delicious just served on its own, over lots of ice in a glass. It also works well in various cocktails. It's great in blended icy frappe style drinks. It's the perfect after dinner drink or night cap. It makes a gorgeous addition to a luxurious alcoholic hot chocolate drink made with cream and then topped with whipped cream and marshmallows. It's fabulous when poured over ice cream. Need I go on! You can use Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle flavour for lots of things, I think that it's actually a very versatile flavour. The only thing that I probably wouldn't use it in is coffee, because the orange is the main flavour in this I don't think that this particular Baileys would make for a very nice liqueur coffees, an orangey coffee - not for me.
I think that Baileys with a hint of Orange Truffle flavour is now probably my favourite flavoured Baileys. In fact a new bottle is on my current shopping list, as we seem to have polished off our bottle in less than a week!
When I heard that Baileys were releasing another new version of their Irish cream liquor on the run up to Christmas last year I was hoping that it would be an orange flavour and so I was delighted when they released their orange truffle flavour. Although I didn't buy a bottle at Christmas I did try it at my Uncles on Boxing Day and I really enjoyed it. For my birthday this year both my son and my friend bought me a litre bottle of the orange truffle Baileys and so I must have whittered on about it enough for them to decide to buy me a bottle! This is my review on the product.
Baileys have released various different flavours of their Irish cream along the years such as a hint of mint chocolate, creme caramel, biscotti and coffee. I love the mint chocolate one but am not massively keen on the other ones. I always thought Baileys was a drink which has quite a creamy taste which would work well with orange. You can't always buy the Baileys different flavours throughout the year but they are generally stocked at Christmas time which is when I stock up. You will find that sometimes you can find them in the supermarkets or online and so it is worth looking for them should you be interested. For me a bottle of Baileys will certainly last me the year and so I don't need to go looking for them unless I have an urge for a certain flavour I don't have!
The orange truffle Baileys comes in the standard looking black glass bottle which has a thick main section and a thin small neck. The neck makes the bottle easy to hold when pouring thankfully because I only have small hands and would hate the bottle to be so thick all over! The bottle has a orange coloured cap and the orange theme continues a little on the label with orange and gold tones which compliment each other. The whole look of the bottle is classy and expensive looking I think and it is something I would happily display if I had a drinks cabinet or something!
The bottle that I have is a litre bottle and I'm not sure if you can get it in a smaller bottle. Having looked online there doesn't seem to be anywhere stocking it and I read that there were only 180,000 bottles produced. I'm not sure if they will produce more for Christmas again but I would think that they would! My son told me that this litre bottle cost £17 from Tesco (because he was telling me how his Dad was fully expecting him to pay him back for the bottle....when he is eight years old but that's a whole other story!) I think this is a reasonable price to pay for a litre bottle of liquor which will last me a year anyway. The expiry date on my bottle is April 2014 which does give me a good amount of time to use it.
I always like to keep Baileys in the fridge when I have opened a bottle because I personally think it is served best straight from there with ice as it is nice and cold. You are advised to store it between 0-25 degrees according to the bottle anyway. When I unscrew the cap of the bottle I always like to have a sniff at the liquor and this one smells nice and creamy much like Baileys original Irish cream but it has a nice sweet orange scent to it as well. The consistency of this product is quite thick and creamy and identical to the original Baileys which is why I tend to have this drink only occasionally perhaps in an evening as a night cap as opposed to a drink when I am getting ready to go out or whatever.
Taste wise I do really like this product. It has the creaminess of Baileys and the same kind of kick that Baileys gives you but it has a lovely sweet orange tanginess to it as well. In a way it reminds me a little bit of chocolate orange! It is a really pleasant drink which is easy to drink but I do find I can only sip this drink because it does have a strong taste. It has a 17% alcohol volume and so it is reasonably strong drink and not one that I personally would sit and drink all night but I do like one or two on an evening sometimes when it takes my fancy.
What I also like to do with this product is add it to my Whittards hot chocolate to make an alcoholic hot chocolate occasionally just as a little treat! This product helps give a lovely orange flavour to the hot chocolate which isn't too overwhelming but just compliments the hot chocolate well.
I would absolutely recommend this orange truffle flavoured Baileys to anyone who is a fan of Baileys. The orange flavour is only a hint and it does work really well with the original flavour of the Irish cream liquor. I think it is quite a versatile drink and I do like that I can just have one occasionally on an evening or with my hot chocolate or something. I know you can also make fudge and chocolates and such like using Baileys and I think this one would make a great ingredient! I would certainly say try this one if you get the chance!
Thank you for reading my review!
WHAT IS IT?
Baileys Irish liqueur that has been flavoured with orange.
I like this flavour of Baileys very much and think that the orange flavour makes it a very nice change from original Baileys. It does not taste like fresh oranges and more like the sort of orange flavour that is in dessert sauces or milk drinks, I think it makes the Baileys taste a little bit sweeter and that is good because I thought that having orange in it would make it more bitter. The aftertaste of Orange Truffle Baileys reminds me of the orange chocolates that come in boxes of Roses or Quality Street.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with this Baileys but think that the orange taste changes it too much and I cannot taste the alcohol in it as good as the other flavours. I can taste alcohol but do not think that there is very much of a whisky taste in this flavour and that is a pity because I like the strong aftertaste of Baileys and I think that is missing from this flavour. I like the way that the orange flavour has been added and I am glad that they have used sweet orange instead of a very natural taste of oranges because that would have spoilt it.
I drink it with ice only but when I bought my first bottle of Orange Truffle Baileys it came with a recipe card where you could mix it with other drinks to make a rich cream cocktail. My sister tried one of the recipes and mixed it with an orange flavour not cream liquer and that was nice but it made the orange taste too strong for how I like it.
I think this is quite sickly because of the orange and I would not be able to drink very much of it like I normally can with Baileys of the other flavours. I drink one small glass only and then I choose another drink because I know that if I drink too much of this then I will be sick or feel it at least and I do not like that feeling. It is very thick and creamy but that does not make me feel sick with any of the other flavours so I think that it is definitely the orange that makes me feel like that when I drink it.
There is 17% of alcohol in Orange Truffle Baileys and a bottle costs about £15. I have not seen it in the big 1 litre bottles but I would not buy that size of this flavour anyway because it would last me too long and I think I would waste it.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Baileys is one of my favourite alcoholic drinks and Chocolate Oranges are one of my favourite confectionery items so it is perhaps no surprise to find myself drawn to this new variety of Baileys Irish Cream 'with a hint of orange truffle.'
I picked up a generous 1 litre bottle on offer in Morrisons a few months ago for around £12. This new addition to the range of flavoured Baileys doesn't appear to be as widely available as some of the more established varieties. According to mysupermarket.co.uk, this isn't stocked by the major supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury but it is currently available in Asda, where a 700ml bottle costs £14.
One of the first things that I noticed about this particular product is that it doesn't have the traditional bulbous shaped bottle normally associated with Baileys. Instead the bottle has been slimmed down considerably which I think actually gives it a classier appearance. It is also an improvement in a practical sense as I find this slimmer size and shape far easier to store in the fridge between uses as it actually slots into the wine rack section of my fridge, unlike the chunky classic shaped bottles. I always keep my Baileys in the fridge as, like the bottle suggests, it is much better served chilled. It also contains milk and cream and has a comparatively short shelf life so I think refrigeration helps to keep the contents at its best.
I have previously tried the 'hint of mint chocolate' variety and was bitterly disappointed with the taste as I found there to be no hint of mint whatsoever! Fortunately, this 'orange truffle' variety is more true to its title and there is certainly a distinctive chocolatey orange kick present from the very first mouthful. I do find that the taste is less prominent after a few sips as it is slightly overpowered by that slight burning sensation that comes from the irish whiskey but the different taste is still detectable.
Before I tasted this new variety, I could imagine this flavour being quite sickly and overly sweet, particularly as original Baileys is quite a sweet liqueur anyway. In fact, I don't find this variety to be sickly at all. If anything, the addition of the orange flavouring gives a very slight bitterness to the drink which helps to tone down the sweetness. I can usually only tolerate a couple of (admittedly large) glasses of regular Baileys before I start to feel slightly queasy. I find this orange version to be very moreish and I can actually drink slightly more without any ill effects. The consistency does appear to be slightly thinner than standard Baileys which does help but it still has the richness and that lovely creaminess that I adore.
This is a whiskey based liqueur with an alcohol content of 17% volume. Even with its smooth, easy to drink texture, I couldn't being able to drink enough of this to get drunk but find the alcoholic aftertaste to be strong enough to make this feel like a 'proper' drink, rather than an alcopop.
I am happily sitting here on a Saturday evening sipping a glass and recommend the 'orange truffle' Baileys to anybody with a fondness for the original. It is certainly worth a try and would make a lovely gift for a Baileys fan looking for a something a little bit different.