Monty Bojangles Cocoa Dusted Toffee Truffles

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Monty Bojangles Cocoa Dusted Toffee Truffles

I picked these up from Waitrose, and as you might have guessed, it was the bright yellow packaging with cats on that caught my eye. Having never heard of Monty Bojangles, I had no idea what to expect, but I can never say no to a bright yellow box.

Inside that box we have, rather intriguingly, a shiny foil bag. It’s obviously designed to preserve freshness, but it doesn’t exactly scream ‘luxury’ at you.

Monty Bojangles Cocoa Dusted Toffee Truffles

Inside the bag, we have 100g of “French luxury truffles”. I put that in quotes, partly because that’s how the box describes them, but mainly because they’re packaged in the UK, not luxury, and not really truffles (the first ingredient listed on the box is vegetable oil).

But the truffles themselves look quite appealing, dusted in dark cocoa powder…

Monty Bojangles Cocoa Dusted Toffee Truffles

And they taste really good.

The first thing to hit your tastebuds is the taste of dark chocolate from the cocoa powder. That quickly gives way to the rich, smokey toffee-caramel flavour of the truffle itself. The texture is firm and ultra smooth, feeling cool and creamy on the tongue – almost like a ganache made entirely with cream, rather than something containing vegetable oil.

Embedded into the truffle are lots of tiny little pieces of hard toffee, which are equally tasty. I could have done without them though, as they are extremely hard and tend to grate the roof of your mouth while you’re swirling the truffle around. I think I can live with a little pain for the sake of this level of yumminess though.

My head tells me I shouldn’t like these, but my mouth is telling me to go and buy more. Make of that what you will.

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  1. lottie

    My sentiments exactly! I didn’t want to like these as much as I did, what with all the lard and all, but then chocolate’s not supposed to be a source of nourishment after all so I forgave myself.

    You can get these plain, also orange and “cookie” flavours (although I failed to see what cookies had to do with them, “sharp bits” would have been more apt). But you prob already know that, unless you were waltzing round with your eyes closed.

    • Carmel Bergin

      Just had these truffles from their Easter Egg, I love the truffles but the chocolate in the Easter egg was far from quality. Very disappointed.

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Yeah, I don’t know what it is with chocolate makers putting sharp bits in soft centres. I’m fully expecting to see a “smooth milk chocolate with slivers of razor blade and broken glass” soon.

  3. Mariangela

    I happened to find and taste a very similar product a few days ago here in Italy, called “Delices des Flandres”. In spite of the name they are made in France, but (just like Monty Bojangeles truffles) have a appealing cardboard packaging with a shiny foil bag inside (golden). There were several flavours (also a Grand Marnier one) but I picked the classic one: I tasted it and it was really good! As you say, Dom, dark cocoa flavours from the cocoa powder and then a very smooth texture. I was shocked too when I checked the ingredients’ list and found out they’re mainly vegetable oils and sugar… but they are so good and chocolatey!!! How can that be possible?!?
    ….anyway, my truffles are long gone… ;-)

  4. Wow, those look so much like the Trader Joe’s French Truffles.

  5. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    They do look like the Trader Joe ones. I wonder if there’s a big factory in france making these things and just putting them in differently branded boxes.