Agave Maple Bacon truffles
Weight: 1.29 oz. (36.5 g.) (estimate) in 3 truffles / total box of 9 truffles
Calories: 194 calories in 3 pieces (estimate) in 3 truffles
Cost: $14.25 for 1 box of 9 truffles (at show)
Purchased from: Fab Delights table at SF Chocolate Salon, San Francisco, CA
Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Pig Theme Week.
"Pigs" are featured (literally and metaphorically) in this week's treats. We entered into chocolate and bacon territory today with a gold box of Agave Maple Bacon truffles from Fab Delights (Oakley, CA).
I enjoyed meeting Fab Delights owner, Jen Missakian, at a recent Chocolate Salon (tradeshow); the company also produces a variety of non-porcine truffles; and they take custom orders as well.
I liked the size of these bacon truffles. They weren't tiny; and they weren't big enough to scare those who might be cautious about pigs and chocolate.
The agave and maple were effective sweeteners, helping to reduce the sugar rush a bit. Fine by me. The very subtle touch of maple was a nice complement to the bacon.
The chocolate ganache (filling) was creamy, with hints of smokey, savory flavor and texture. Each truffle was topped with a small, decorative fragment of chewy bacon. I like my bacon a bit more on the oven-baked and crisp side -- a style that may be harder to execute with bacon candy or chocolates. But, these were fun to try.