Rescue Chocolate Truffles and Bon Bons

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Version:
White Chocolate Speculoos, White Chocolate Cookies 'n Cream, Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel
Price:
$14 per box of 8 truffles

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Rating:
4
On February 5, 2016
Last modified:April 22, 2016

Summary:

I love a little virtue with my guilty pleasures and these treats definitely deliver. Each nutty bite of the white chocolate varieties has a nostalgic, sweet flavor that satisfies occasional cravngs. The dark chocolate truffles make me feel all grown-up as I savor the deeper taste and melt-in-your mouth consistency. I only wish the boxes housed just a few more, perhaps 12, for the price.

Earlier this week, I shared those marvelous Like White Chocolate Bars by Rescue Chocolate. Well, I have another surprise: they also handcraft truffles and bon bons!

Rescue Chocolate Truffles and Bon Bons - Vegan, dairy-free & profits donated to animal rescue. Includes White Chocolate Speculoos, White Chocolate Cookies 'n Cream and Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel.
Like everything they do, Rescue Chocolate Truffles are far from ordinary. The geometric shapes are somewhat thick shells of their Like White or quite Dark chocolate with comforting fillings.

I’m not quite sure what the difference is between a truffle (the lighter pictured ones below) and a bon bon (the dark chocolate ones pictured below) as both seem to have the same general appearance and coating-filling relationship.

Rescue Chocolate Truffles and Bon Bons - Vegan, dairy-free & profits donated to animal rescue. Includes White Chocolate Speculoos, White Chocolate Cookies 'n Cream and Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel.

We taste-tested the following varieties of Rescue Chocolate Truffles:

Salted Caramel Bow Wow Bon Bons – The center is more of a melt in your mouth, ganache meets caramel experience – far less sticky or chewy than you might expect, but still messy! The outer chocolate shell is deep, dark, and a bit rustic, but not overly bitter. Overall a very grown-up taste with sweet-savory notes that are rich and addictive.

Spectacular Speculoos White Chocolate Truffles – Holy nut butteriness! Though the center is pure wheat-based cookie butter, the nutty Like White chocolate (made with cacao butter, cashews, cane sugar, chia seeds, Brazil nuts, almonds, vanilla bean powder, and sea salt) sets the flavor tone, giving it a unique peanut butter cup-like vibe, that is somehow more refined and yet more rustic, at the same time. It’s sweet, but also tastes a touch wholesome.

Cookies ‘n Cream White Chocolate Truffles – Unlike the others, these seem more solid throughout with their Like White chocolate as the base and crunchy cookies ‘n cream concentrated in the core. This flavor definitely shouts “time for dessert!” with its thick, slabs of nutty white chocolate and coarsely crushed sandwich cookies – what’s not to love?

Rescue Chocolate Truffles and Bon Bons - Vegan, dairy-free & profits donated to animal rescue. Includes White Chocolate Speculoos, White Chocolate Cookies 'n Cream and Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel.

Certifications: Rescue Chocolate Truffles and Bon Bons are Certified Kosher Parve. They are also labeled as vegan, organic and fairly traded, but we didn’t note certifications for these. Rescue Chocolate is a Certified B Corporation.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Rescue Chocolate Truffles and Bon Bons are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. The dark chocolate varieties contain soy, but not gluten, while the white chocolate varieties contain gluten, but not soy – that we noted. 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 Rescue Chocolate website at www.rescuechocolate.com.

About Author

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.

3 Comments

  1. Congratulations on this piece, Alisa. I often mention Rescue Chocolate in my chocolate talks around the country, especially when I discuss chocolate causes. There are several companies, such as Rescue, that contribute to the larger community through their chocolate businesses.

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