Friday, May 31, 2013

Mango Red Chili truffle - May 30, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Marco Paolo Chocolates
Mango Red Chili Gelee (truffle)
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) (estimate) for 1 truffle
Calories: 75 calories (estimate) in 1 truffle
Cost: $ part of larger $25 (sale price) 9-piece box
Purchased from: Marco Paolo Chocolates, Van Nuys, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Mango Theme Week, and Day #1 of Spicy Chocolate Theme Week.

This lovely Mango Red Chili truffle was part of a beautifully packaged, 9-piece "Sense Venture" assortment from Marco Paolo Chocolates (Van Nuys, CA). All 9 truffles in the box were different and featured great, layered flavor combinations. Today's Mango truffle had a tasty, sweet and almost savory, dark chocolate ganache infused with lime and habanero pepper. A layer of mango red chili gelee sat atop the ganache.

Layering ingredients in a slightly larger (taller) truffle like this was a great way to enjoy a complex flavor ride -- particularly when ingredients are fresh and well balanced like this.

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