I can’t remember where I purchased this interesting looking box of chocolates, but it was either Tesco or Waitrose, so they’re widely available in the UK – despite the fact that they’re made in Belgium and the writing on the back of the box is in Finnish!
I didn’t pay close attention to the picture on the box when buying them, which is probably a good thing, because it wasn’t until I got home I realised they looked like… well, you can see for yourself what they look like.
They are very reminiscent of the Duc d’O truffles I reviewed last year. I seem to have a knack for finding these things.
I assume they are designed to be covered in pretty flakes of chocolate, but it’s highly unlikely they ever survive packaging and transportation looking like that.
These are allegedly dark chocolate truffles (52%) with natural orange flavour, although the first ingredients on the list are sugar and vegetable oil (a combination of palm oil and coconut oil). Not the best of starts.
Thankfully, they taste Ok. They are very soft and creamy in texture, but those flakes of chocolate instantly melt onto your fingers, which is rather annoying. The truffle filling has the consistency of whipped cream – although there’s no cream in these… I guess that’s where the majority of that vegetable fat ended up.
The orange flavour does taste quite natural, but there is something not quite right with it. I don’t know if it’s the flavour itself or an interaction with the other flavours, but it left a slight chemical aftertaste in my mouth that I didn’t much care for. It wasn’t much, but it was enough for me to notice – and to stop me wanting another.
So there you have it. They’re very average, soft, orangey truffles. If that’s your thing and you don’t care how your chocolate looks, you might like them. But I didn’t.