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.
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…
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.