Moko Chocolate Truffles

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on September 4 2010 | Leave A Comment

I don’t like writing bad things about small businesses, so I’m going to keep this review short.

They’re bags of “chocolate” “truffles”, that are made mostly of sugar and vegetable fat. They are basically the same, except one lot is rolled in cocoa powder (preferable), and the other in flaked chocolate. It’s somewhat unfortunate that the latter resembles Duc D’O's truffles which looked a little like they may have been fished from a toilet. Is it that difficult to make chocolates look visually appealing?

Looks aside, the presentation isn’t bad. They arrive in a bright pink box with cute phrases like “please be gentle with me” and “just unzip me” printed on it. They’re mail order only chocolates, and while the packaging doesn’t scream quality, it does the job.

The problem is with the product. They are way, way, way too sweet and fatty. I could just about manage one of each before the sugar overload started to get to me. I don’t know why they contain so much sugar, or have been made with so much vegetable fat, but the end result is just sickly.

So while I like the idea of a nicely presented mail order chocolate gift, and I don’t have any reason to believe that the folks at Moko aren’t lovely people, the product itself needs completely rethinking.

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  1. Hi there,

    Love reading your reviews! Do you by any chance to email your review to the people who sent you the choc? I reckon that’d be a good thing to do, only a little time consuming perhaps? That pink box looks pretty cool! :)

    Keep up the good work :)

    Paulina.

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Yes, they’ll see the review. Thanks for the lovely comments!

  3. Thanks for this review! I saw a deal for these chocolates on Groupon, but as I haven’t heard the brand before, I thought I’d search online for a review. I really hate it when a brand uses really posh packaging and pretends to be high-end, but the product itself is cheap.

    Looks like I’ll be giving Moka Chocolate a miss after all… although it seems like 500+ people have already been suckered by Groupon into buying a voucher…

  4. Catherine

    London Insider-For only £4 give em a try!
    I ordered the Moko Truffle selection box and they were actually really delicious. My mum said they would give Thorntons a run for their money. Not tempted to try the bags from the pics above but I’ll be going back for more of the box selections. (these contain a lot less vegetable fat!)
    Hope this review may be of some help!

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