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Saturday, January 15, 2011
TRUFFLE PIG chocolates are yummier than they sound and come with re-usable packaging too
The packaging advertised that the box contained 4 Dark Truffles and 4 Dark Peppermint Truffles. Although I think there may have been a slight error on one side of the box because it showed a picture of the peppermint truffle packaging with a label that read "Milk Chocolate Peppermint Truffle". That may explain why there was such a good deal on these truffles (sale of only $5 for a 92 gram box of truffles!).
Inside, the Peppermint were, in fact, made of dark chocolate and they tasted fantastic. The peppermint flavour is mild and not overpowering; the dark chocolate flavour still shines through. The truffle is smooth and slightly creamy, although even at room temperature you still need to let it melt on your tongue for a little bit. This is normal because truffles made with oils, rather than fresh cream, tend to be a bit "stiffer" as I like to call them.
The plain Dark Chocolate Truffle Pig was just as smooth as the Peppermint, but a little too sweet for me - it had that flavour of very sweet dark chocolate that many people like, which is just not my preference. I must have liked it though; I ate four in about five minutes!
Overall, a big thumbs-up to Hagensborg Chocolates on their Truffle Pig, particularly the mint dark chocolate one. I have visited the website and now I am truly excited to try other flavours of the Truffle Pig (like Hazelnut and Peanut Butter) and Hagensborg's other products, including their Love Me Raspberry Truffle Frog and most of all, their single origin Wild Boar chocolates. Check it out at: http://www.hagensborg.com/.