With a beautiful box waiting, I called over a friend, gathered my husband, opened a bottle of red wine, and the taste-testing ensued.
Tasting Notes for Chocolate Emporium Truffles
Upon opening the beautiful gold box, I was delighted to see so many different irresistible looking truffles. Unfortunately, some of the flavors we initially trialled have been discontinued since, so we only included tasting notes for those that are still available. Chocolate Emporium currently offers eight different varieties of rich chocolate truffles!
The box I received had a handful of this flavor, providing a solid baseline of flavor and texture for the remaining truffles. Each of these perfectly-sized truffles had a thick smooth chocolate exterior that was dark, but not an intense dark by any means. A touch of bittersweet flavor nicely complimented the extremely smooth shell. The interior ganache was soft and forgiving, but quite thick. I enjoyed the rich consistency as it melted in my mouth like a deep, dark chocolate ice cream.
This rich double-dose of the good stuff won’t disappoint the most serious chocoholic! I loved it.
An amazingly delicious, fruit-inspired truffle. This one was definitely more fruity than the black forest truffle. The bright raspberry flavor enhanced the rich chocolate ganache filling. It was one of the sweeter truffles in the bunch, yet equally delicious. The pretty crystal candies on top made it even more delightful.
My husband’s first words were, “Mmm, boozy!”, but he noted that it was mellower than most rum truffles though. It was more a deep chocolate flavor with light notes of sweet rum. We both still loved the light booziness of it.
Irish Cream Truffle
I was seriously excited about this flavor! It isn’t often that anything is Irish cream flavored and dairy-free. Needless to say, I didn’t share. It was seriously delicious. The Irish Cream brought an extra sweet creaminess to the bittersweet dark chocolate that was so dreamy. You’d have to taste this one for yourself to experience the unique flavor!
Since I’m not a coffee fan, I left this one up to the other tasters, and they both declared it a hit. There was a nice balance of coffee and chocolate that pleased the tastebuds. The addition of the coffee bean atop the chocolate had everyone excited as well.
We asked our friend who isn’t dairy-free for a final verdict. The only difference she noted from her favorite brand of chocolate was that this had a bit more of a cocoa taste. Aside from this, we each declared the entire box a hit. There wasn’t a single flavor of these dainty truffles that we didn’t enjoy!
The Facts on Chocolate Emporium Truffles
Certifications: Chocolate Emporium Truffles are Certified Kosher Parve. They are also labeled as gluten-free and vegan, but no certifications were noted for these.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Chocolate Emporium Truffles are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, nut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Chocolate Emporium website at chocolate-emporium.com.