Beschle Grand Cru Collection Noir

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Beschle Grand Cru Collection Noir

We’ve looked at a couple of solid chocolate bars from Beschle, so now it’s time for some truffles. Previously, Simon had loved his Fleur de Sel & Pistachio bar, while I wasn’t quite so enthusiastic about the milk chocolate Montélimar.

As you can see, the packaging is similar to the bars. A simple and elegant black box, with the Beschle coat of arms and logo. All the details about these particular truffles is printed on a separate sleeve that slips over the box and keeps it all together.

Unfortunately, I seem to have lost the sleeve – and hence all the important information – that came with mine, but luckily the Beschle web site lists the contents:

Grand Cru Criollo Maracaibo
Finest truffle made of Grand Cru Maracaibo 65% cocoa.

Grand Cru Trinitario Madagascar
Finest truffle made of Grand Cru Madagascar 64% cocoa.

Grand Cru Santo Domingo
A fusion of two Grand Cru chocolates: Maracaibo and Rio Huimbi.

Beschle Grand Cru Collection Noir

So what we have is three simple, unflavoured truffles. This box of 9 will set you back 19.30 Swiss Francs, which is roughly £12.

Are they worth it? Well, there’s no doubt there’s some interesting cocoa flavours going on here, but they’re certainly not the kind of chocolates you’d want to eat every day. They’re all quite similar in taste and texture, and I think they might be a fun addition if you’re having a little chocolate tasting party and want to talk about the subtle flavour differences with your friends.

Personally though, I wasn’t that keen. The centres are firm, bordering on chewy, and the chocolate shells are dry, to the point that eating any more than a couple of chocolates becomes a chore.

I would love to see something like this done with in a much lighter way. These truffles have a decent cocoa content, that seems to have been done at the expense of texture and interestingness. It’s all just personal taste, but I don’t think I would buy them myself.

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