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Gnosis Raw Chocolate Truffles

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Chocolate and Candy, Product Reviews with 1 Comment
Review of: Gnosis Truffles
Version:
Vitality Collection (Vanilla Berry, Hibiscus Acai, Ginger Lemongrass, Tangerine Dream)
Price:
$12.99/4-piece box, $37.99/12-piece box, $74.99/24-piece box

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On May 6, 2013
Last modified:June 1, 2013

Summary:

Decadent, yet with a snack-worthy vibe, Gnosis packs their truffles raw, organic goodness with bright, intense flavors. Thus far, I thought the Tangerine Dream hit the sweet spot, while the Ginger Lemongrass was tops with afternoon tea.

Decadent – check. Rich – check. Healthy – um, check. Made with ingredients like organic raw cacao beans, organic stone-ground cashew butter, and pure essential oils, Gnosis actually ventures into nutritious territory with their raw chocolate truffles.

For starters, I sampled the Vitality Truffle Collection from Gnosis – they also offer Madagascar Mylk Truffles that look AMAZING and seasonal flavors, such as CinnaPecan and Pumpkin Spice in fall. Often, I will say “we” sampled, soliciting other tasters for opinions. But Kylie actually had no interest – the surprising look of the Vanilla Berry when we cut into it was “cool” but also just a little too “weird” for our resident teenager. And Tony thought the Gnosis truffles looked a bit too healthy for his sugary sweets mood that day. I wasn’t complaining, more for me! Here are my tasting notes:

Gnosis Vitality Truffle: Vanilla Berry

This looks like a PB & J on the inside, but it is far from your typical flavor blend. The “PB” is actually an earthy organic cashew butter and the “J” is a sweet-tart combination of goldenberries, goji berries, and mulberries. Overall, it had a dark almost snack-like or savory flavor. I would label this one as tasty, guilt-free, and good with tea. In fact, while it fully satisfied my afternoon sweet snack craving, I didn’t feel at all like I’d just indulged in dessert.

Gnosis Raw Chocolate Truffles - Vitality Collection

Gnosis Vitality Truffle: Hibiscus Acai

Unlike the soft and forgiving interiors of the other varieties, this one was solid in the middle and even a bit crumbly. The very dark chocolate coating was contrasted by a somewhat sweet but complex berry flavor in the slightly less dark chocolate center. This flavor was almost a little too intense for my taste buds, but I still didn’t have a problem finishing it! I could see my mom, a dark chocolate and coffee fanatic, really loving this one. (Photo: see the purple topped variety in the images above and below)

Gnosis Vitality Truffle: Ginger Lemongrass

Have I mentioned my love for both ginger and lemongrass? Though I rarely see the two ingredients married in a recipe (I’ll have to remedy that) let alone in a truffle! The yummy grown up flavor also gave this one a sweet snack vibe that was fantastic with tea. Again, the exterior was a deep dark chocolate, while the creamy cashew butter center was spiked with fragrant ginger and lemongrass notes – neither overpowering, but both ever-present. (Photo: see the yellow topped variety in the images above and below)

Gnosis Vitality Truffle: Tangerine Dream

This was the dessert truffle of the Gnosis Vitality bunch, and admittedly my favorite. I couldn’t help it! The delightfully sweet light white chocolate with a tangerine citrus vibe was just so darn good. It isn’t often that my palate gets to enjoy white chocolate, and this rich, almost caramel-y variation was just so pleasant.

Gnosis Raw Chocolate Truffles - Vitality Collection

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Gnosis Truffles are vegan, vegetarian, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and soy-free. Nonetheless, 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 Gnosis website at www.gnosischocolate.com.

Gnosis Raw Chocolate Truffles - Vitality Collection

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About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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One Comment

  1. Hallie @ Daily BitesMay 6, 2013 at 12:32 pmReply

    Uh oh. I think this could be dangerous! These truffles look right up my alley. I am drooling over their website. :)

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