Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Teuscher Boston: Jasmine Truffle

One truffle that caught my eye when I was selecting treats for my box at the Teuscher shop in Boston was the Jasmine truffle. Perhaps Teuscher had been carrying it for ages, but I’d certainly never tried it before. I was intrigued, and asked the chocolate consultant to pack one in the box for me.

If nothing else, a quick look reveals that this truffle features a coating of Teuscher dark chocolate with high quality cocoa butter.

The ganache inside is a little creamier and sweeter than the dark chocolate on the outside, but there is very little jasmine flavor noticeable. The ganache is perfectly smooth and delightful, but doesn’t seem to have any specific jasmine flavor. I enjoyed the truffle, but it seemed to not be much more than a dark chocolate ganache covered in dark chocolate. While there’s nothing wrong with that, I would rather just select a plain dark chocolate truffle if that is what I’m going to get. Next time, I’ll probably just pick out a plain dark chocolate truffle to enjoy.


  1. Just that photo makes me crave chocolate, then with your description I'm fearing I'll have to make a stop on my way home from work!

  2. But sadly, you can't stop at Teuscher on the way home from work in NoVa because the nearest shop is in Philly :(. There are a couple nice shops around here, though. Have you been to Artisan Confections, Biagio, or Cacao?

  3. Teuscher can ship anywhere! In 2 days or less! Just call toll free 888-443-8992.

  4. I know, but there's something to be said for hand-selecting the giandujas and truffles and...oh man...