Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Neo Cocoa Espresso Truffles - March 19, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Neo Cocoa
Espresso Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Truffles
Very Good
Weight: .625 (17.75 g.) in 2 truffles / 2.5 oz. (71 g.) in box of 8 truffles
Calories: 87 calories (estimate)
Cost: $12.00 for 1 box of 8 truffles
Purchased from: Neo Cocoa

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Vanilla Theme Week, and Day #3 of Chocolate and Espresso Theme Week.

Earlier today I visited the Lookout Cafe at Land's End in San Francisco with a friend. In addition to a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, I was buoyed up by a decaf mocha latte with a shot of vanilla syrup. And even though the espresso in this drink was decaffeinated, I felt pretty wired. (Why I'm so coffee sensitive, when I can eat all the chocolate I want, is a puzzle.)

So, I waited a few hours before opening a box of today's chocolates with espresso. These Espresso Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Truffles from Neo Cocoa (Belmont, CA) were wonderful.

Neo Cocoa founder, Christine Doerr, began to create her "hearts of chocolate truffles" several years ago. (I first featured them here on ChocolateBanquet.com in 2009.) Her silky smooth truffle centers, or hearts, stand on their own without a hard chocolate shell to surround them.

These soft creamy chocolates were assembled with great care. Sandwiched in the middle of dark chocolate espresso ganache layers, was a vanilla bean flavored marshmallow strata. And the finished product was dusted with cocoa powder. You will never go wrong serving these for dessert.

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