Sunday, November 28, 2010

Teuscher Boston: Walnut Truffle

Normally, I’m not a big fan of walnuts. Other nuts, like hazelnuts and almonds, appeal to me a lot more, especially in combination with chocolate. This would explain why I’d never sampled the Teuscher walnut truffle before. But folks, I need to provide a review of the full line of Teuscher truffles. You know, for completeness. So I sacrificed. For you, my readers.

I ate chocolate. For you.

What I ate featured a strong, smooth dark chocolate coating with a lingering aftertaste that was fruity and woody in nature.

It also featured a ganache that was robust enough to stand up to the crisp dark chocolate coating, which meant I could bite into the truffle without creating a crumbly mess. Nicely done. From a flavor perspective, the walnut is noticeable but not overpowering, and a little added sugar compliments the walnut, cream, and dark chocolate quite well. Even though I don’t like walnuts very much, I enjoyed the strong texture of the ganache and was pleased that the walnut flavor wasn’t overpowering. I’d consider topping off a box with this truffle in the future, even though it wouldn’t be one of my first selections because of personal preference. Walnut lovers, on the other hand, must try this truffle. Must.


  1. I love walnuts and dark chocolate so I have a very strong feeling that I will love this truffle. I'm gonna have to drop by Teuscher and try it soon!

  2. Yes, you would love it! I really, really love how the ganache interior matched up so well with the coating and made biting into it easy.

  3. Ah, walnuts are one of my least favourite nuts too! And yet I bought some recently, because they were on sale and far cheaper than me more-loved almonds, pistachios, and cashews...

    Glad to hear this truffle overcame its walnuttiness ;)

  4. Haha, walnuttiness - too funny. Yeah, if this had been almond, I'd have downed it in no time. Walnuts just seem so dry and bitter, and something else just not right. But everybody uses them in everything, maybe because, as you note, they are cheap.