I actually grew up with a love for carob, but a dislike of chocolate. Odd, I know. While chocolate has gradually become a dessert staple, there is a special place in my heart for those elusive carob sweets. Difficult to find dairy-free, I was excited when I spotted Missy J’s Carob Truffley Treats at a trade show. These bite-sized carob confections come three to a pack, and equate to a full candy bar in both size and satisfaction.
Tasting Notes for Missy J’s Carob Truffley Treats
Unlike chocolate, there is no caffeine, and unlike most other carob products, their are no hydrogenated or fractionated oils, no refined sugar, and no dairy of any kind. In fact, they are all vegan friendly!
But keep in mind, these are carob not chocolate. It is a completely different, yet in my opinion equally amazing, taste experience.
Peanut Butter Crisp
The rich peanut butter melded SO well in these sweet carob confections. The smooth and milky centers were dotted with just a smattering of rice crisps for textural interest. The carob was broken up only by a smattering of rice crisps.
Ingredients: missy j’s carob (organic palm oil, *australian carob powder, *coconut sugar, *coconut oil, *sunflower lecithin, sea salt), *peanut butter (*dry roasted peanuts, *palm oil, sea salt), peanuts, *brown rice, *coconut oil, sea salt *denotes organic. contains peanuts & coconut
Nutrition (per 3 truffles): 290 calories, 17g fat, 14g carbs, <1g fiber, 12g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Mint, Lime and Sea Salt
The first time I tried these, the peppermint oil overwhelmed my taste buds. I think they reformulated, as the second time I had this flavor, it was a perfect symphony. The unique combination of lime and mint was in harmony and the sea salt added the perfect amount of contrast.
Ingredients: missy j’s carob (organic palm oil, organic australian carob powder, organic coconut sugar, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower lecithin, sea salt), coconut oil, sea salt peppermint oil (sunflower oil, peppermint oil), sea salt, lime oil.
Nutrition (per 3 truffles): 310 calories, 16g fat, 15g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 0g protein.*
Coconut, Almond and Sea Salt
On the mellow side, I thought this flavor was pretty darn amazing. The taste was simple and clean, with touches of coconut and almond throughout. The hint of sea salt seemed to brighten the wonderful overall sweetness rather than assert itself.
Ingredients: missy j’s carob (organic palm oil, organic australian carob powder, organic coconut sugar, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower lecithin, sea salt), almonds, coconut, coconut oil, sea salt. contains tree nuts: coconut and almonds.
Nutrition (per 3 truffles): 300 calories, 19g fat, 13g carbs, <1g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 1g protein.*
This photo is one I took with their prior packaging. The carob truffles are still the same!
More Facts on Missy J’s Carob Truffley Treats
Price: $2.99 per 3 truffley treats
Availability: Missy J’s Carob Truffley Treats are sold at natural food stores in the U.S., but you can also order them online from the company’s website below.
Certifications: We did not note an certifications on Missy J’s Carob Truffley Treats.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Missy J’s Carob Truffley Treats are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Missy J’s carob confections website at missyjs.com.
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Disclosure: I'm a big carob fan!
If you are a carob fan like me, then these gems are not to be missed. The smooth, milky, sweet carob throughout and complimentary flavors made the Peanut Butter Crisp and Coconut Almond & Sea Salt vegan Truffley Treats two of my favorite new dessert bites.