I was so sad when Dear Coco shuttered there doors. They were truly one of the best! But there are many other dairy-free chocolatiers to praise. See our Dairy-Free Chocolate Reviews for numerous options. If your looking for gift-worthy chocolate specifically, see our Dairy-Free Chocolate Holiday Gift Guide and our Dairy-Free Valentine Chocolate Guide.
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.
Tasting Notes for Dear Coco Artisan Chocolate Truffles
I actually got about six truffles into the Dear Coco “Around the World Collection” on my own, because Tony had no interest … at first. 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 …
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.
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.
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”. Seriously, I think these flavors should be added to a permanent Dear Coco collection!
This flavor blew me away. It’s intense, warm, and delicious. A ginger lover’s delight.
Dark chocolate with sea salt – what’s not to love?
The Facts on Dear Coco Artisan Chocolate Truffles
Price: $25.50 per box
Certifications: Dear Coco is Certified Kosher Parve. Also labeled as vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO, but we didn’t note any certifications at this time.
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
These are some of the most amazing truffles that we have ever tasted, dairy-free or not. The broad assortment of flavors offers a truly unique experience of warmth and decadence.