Once I’d ventured into the citrus realm of Teuscher’s treats by choosing two chocolate-covered orange peel pieces for my box, I figured I’d make my visit to the Beverly Hills boutique a truly fruity one. Why not pick up a pineapple pate as well?
There wasn’t any pineapple aroma evident, instead, a faint coffee aroma from the chocolate was notable.
The pineapple flavor was quite muted as well, as it was quite heavily candied. What I noted most was that the interior featured the texture of pineapple, along with a good deal of sugar, but little pineapple flavor. The chocolate is a bit hard for the pineapple, which is somewhat chewy, and breaks away from the pineapple with some bites, making it difficult to appreciate the two flavors together. I’d prefer a tangier pineapple with a softer chocolate coating, but I was forewarned by the staff that the piece was more sugary than fruity.
They sure know their product. Maybe someday, I’ll listen
I tried another sugary fruit truffle, though this time, it was a lemon jelly square, so I was hopeful that there would be a stronger fruit flavor, perhaps some intense tartness from the lemon.
The chocolate is a bit bitter, with earthy and coffee flavors, and is quite smooth.
But the chocolate isn’t really the feature here: it’s the lemon jelly. No question. It’s the perfect texture – soft but not runny, dense but not chewy. There is a precise balance of sugar and tart lemon. A much better balance than with the pineapple. I could eat this straight. No chocolate required.
No chocolate required? Woah. Crazy talk.
Have you had lemon jelly with chocolate?