I thought these might be like a different box of truffles I came across once, but they’re not quite what I expected. Trader Joe’s does have some good prices and quality in their stores, so these are also inexpensive for a good quantity, with 60 pieces or 500 grams inside the red box.
The “truffles” do have a cocoa powder dusting, but they’re all pinched straight on top, which hurts their looks some. They’re a little precarious to hold, seeming set on melting all over your fingers if you touch them for even the briefest moment, but that just means you have to eat them faster. The chocolate is smooth and cool and creamy and chocolatey and sweet. It doesn’t have all those nice subtle flavors and melts pretty quickly, but it isn’t bad. Almost reminds of Dove chocolate in a way. The taste of the cocoa powder seems to save it from being too much like a chocolate syrup.
So. . . what can I say? “Truffles” is not the right word to use here, but they’re edible and plentiful and even very appealing. Just ignore the “Imported from France” label on four of the box’s six sides. It doesn’t say anything special about these average above-average chocolates.