Some time ago now I compared two brands of milk chocolate – one cheap, the other not so cheap – to see if it were possible to buy a good quality chocolate at bargain basement prices. My tasters unanimously rejected the cheap chocolate, thereby leaving me to conclude that cheap chocs are not worth the money.
Well, I was in my local Sainsbury the other day and I came across these and my interest was piqued. Could it be possible that Sainsbury’s had come up with something to rival the Lindt Lindor Balls, but at less than half the price? A tall order indeed, given my high regard for the Swiss cocoa alchemists. Anyway, inquiring minds needed to know (well, this one did) and so I popped a bag into my basket.
“We’ll soon see” I thought.
For many reasons, I was somewhat sceptical about these truffles. Despite the fact that they contained 33% cocoa, I had been ‘bitten’ by the nasty, nasty Ikea chocolate, and these were nothing less than proud to be cheap. Ah well – only one way to find out…
I was surprised that the package claims ‘no fancy packaging’ because once you get them out of the outer wrapper, these chocs are wrapped in a surprisingly thick foil. Certainly a good deal more ‘posh’ than one might expect.
As for the taste, well that was a surprise. These are pretty damned good choccies. The milk chocolate is smooth (if a little sweet) and the filling does a passable imitation of the Lindor liquid truffle filling. Take these out of the bag and pour them into a fancy serving bowl and nobody would know you’d spent pennies rather than pounds on them.
So there you go – expectations confounded and a pleasant surprise from a supermarket chain. Well worth the money, I’d say.