When I wrote about the Biagio sample day yesterday, did you think I was done writing about my box of Teuscher chocolates from Beverly Hills? Nah. Of course not. It was a big box. So along we go.The aroma is dominated by cocoa, with a faint note of orange also present.
The interior reveals a bit of orange that is present mostly as an aftertaste, and is firm but not very tart. There’s a bit of added sugar, but the coating of cocoa powder balances it well. The thin chocolate shell between the interior and the cocoa powder has hints of vanilla and a texture that matches well to the firm interior. Though the truffle was enjoyable, I prefer a stronger orange flavor in an chocolate purported to be orange, and would favor Teuscher’s orange gianduja over this truffle.
Having depleted the fruity pieces from my box, it was time to move along to the plain cocoa truffle, which was quite similar to the orange in construction, as it featured a thin shell covered in cocoa powder.
The cocoa aroma is intense. I was eager to see what was sitting inside the thin chocolate shell.
The interior is, like that of the orange truffle, firm and features a slow melt. The dominant flavor is creamy, with a faint hint of coffee. The exterior is exceptionally intense and bitter, and matches well with the exterior not only in flavor, but in texture as well – no crumbling of the shell takes place in any bite. While the intensity of the exterior would make this a treat for dark chocolate lovers only, the creaminess of the interior makes it more universally appealing. If you are selecting chocolates for a friend at Teuscher, be sure to add a cocoa truffle to the mix.
Especially if you are my friend.
If you are buying chocolates for a friend, how do you chose what to put in the box?