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.