Sunday, June 19, 2016

Truffili - India-inspired Cardamom and Chai Tea truffles - June 19, 2016

Chocolate(s) of the Day: 

Truffili di Pellegrini
(Swiss made for)
1.) Aromatic - Cardamom (milk chocolate) - Good
2.) Chai Tea - (milk and white chocolate) - OK +
Weight: .8 oz. (22.5 g.) / 3.2 oz. (90 g.) in total box of 8 pieces
Calories: 120 calories (estimate) for 2 truffles
Cost: $22.00 for 1 box of 8 truffles
Purchased from: Draegers, San Mateo, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and India Theme Week, and Day #1 of Swiss Chocolate Week.

Today's box of 8 Swiss-made*, India-inspired truffles included two each of 4 difference flavors: Aromatic - Cardamom, Chai Tea, Coconut Curry and Ginger. I sampled the first two today.

The Aromatic truffle, topped with a green floral graphic across the top, was my favorite of the two. Both were quite sweet and had a creamy (cocoa butter) melt and texture, but the authentic-tasting cardamom flavor shone through with this one.

I didn't taste any chai spices in the second truffle, which contained an infused milk chocolate ganache and was enrobed in white chocolate. I did pick up a slight sweet alcohol and bubble gum note though.

*These chocolates were made in Switzerland for Truffili di Pellegrini (Point Richmond, CA).

Note: These truffles contained glucose, maltodextrin and other ingredients that may not be suitable for very food-sensitive or gluten-free readers.

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