Chocablog readers of a sensitive disposition may wish to stop reading here, because these are some of the strangest (and frankly, disgusting) looking chocolates I’ve seen in a long time.
The box describes these as “5 fine Belgian flaked truffles”. I could describe them as something else entirely, but as this is a family web site, I’ll let you judge for yourself…
If you can get past the initial appearance and try one, what you’ll find is large, irregular, slightly flaked chocolates with a soft whipped filling.
This is actually the second Duc d’O offering we’ve reviewed. The first time round, one of my major complaints was that the chocolates tasted just a little bit bland.
Unfortunately, these truffles suffer from exactly the same issue. They are pleasant, but they just don’t taste of anything much. The milk chocolate is Ok, but certainly nothing special, and the filling tastes of fresh cream but not much else.
I think this is probably one of those products that “seemed like a good idea at the time”. I’m quite certain Duc D’O are capable of making fabulous chocolates, but this looks bizarre and tastes very ordinary.