Alisa Fleming ~ Just when I think that dairy-free chocolate offerings couldn’t get any better, Dear Coco arrives on my doorstep. The charming “special delivery” packaging begged to be opened and the detailed “which truffle is which” insert provoked me to sample my first truffle immediately.
I’m not exaggerating in the least bit when I say that every, single Dear Coco truffle was AMAZING. Rich, decadent fillings enrobed in a very thick layer of pure dark chocolate, and infused with the most heavenly flavors imaginable.
I actually got about six truffles into the Dear Coco “Around the World Collection” on my own, because Tony had no interest … at first. Even though the packaging shouted “gourmet,” he knew that if it was sent to me, it somehow accomodated a special diet. But when his chocolate cravings hit their peak, he broke down and requested a truffle. After one little bite, he turned around, walked back to the box, and said, “I’ll take that one, too.” When I asked what gives, he said, “I didn’t expect them to be this good!” (Note: He sampled the peppermint and espresso flavors)
Rather than give a play by play on each flavor, because there are so many to choose from, I’ll share my absolute favorites …
Bananas Foster – This was the first truffle that I grabbed – I’d literally been waiting for a banana truffle! Dear Coco didn’t disappoint. The very soft center was rich with the most heavenly warm banana flavor.
Masala Chai – You can’t keep me away from anything labeled “chai,” and I thought Dear Coco executed this theme beautifully. This truffle had the perfect balance of spices.
Lime – A surprising top pick, the unique bright lime flavor was a perfect match for the dark chocolate background.
Mauna Loa Salted Caramel – This Dear Coco flavor was more intensely chocolate than expected, but still amazing. Salted chocolate is one of my new loves, and the caramel notes only served to escalate the experience.
Two of my other favorites came from the “Aussie Box,” which is the monthly box for January. Seriously, I think these flavors should be added to a permanent Dear Coco collection!
Ginger – SO awesome … intense, warm, delicious … a ginger lover’s delight.
Sea Salt – Dark chocolate with sea salt – what’s not to love?
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, these truffles are Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, and Gluten-Free. However, always read the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Also, processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product. Strict vegans take note that the company does use honey in their truffles.
For More Product Information: Visit the Dear Coco website at www.dearcoco.com