If you’re a regular reader, you are probably aware that I coach synchronized swimming, and that my swimmers love me. Or, at least love to give me chocolate. Perhaps to keep me happier at practice. Recently, the “keep coach happy” campaign brought me a box of chocolates from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
The box, which was given to me by one of my youngest athletes, held a variety of chocolates – milk, dark, caramel, truffle, fruit, nut.
And just in case these chocolates don’t turn out to be completely awesome, I was also given some artwork.
But you don’t come here to read about how I rock. You come here to read about chocolate. So let’s talk about the milk truffle.
The couverture has a strong vanilla taste with a slight hint of a burnt taste. It is quite sweet and has a nice melt.
The interior is buttery and a bit weak against the thick shell, and there is far more couverture than ganache, to the point that the ratio negatively effects the overall experience. The interior flavor is sweet and does not have a very complex flavor; overall, the piece is non-offensive but not legendary.
Which do you think was the better part of this gift: the chocolate or the art?