Sunday, July 3, 2016

NeoCocoa - Hazelnut Butter Dark Milk Truffles - July 3, 2016

Chocolate of the Day: 

Hazelnut Butter Dark Milk truffles
Good ++ - Very Good
Weight: .4 oz. (11.5 g.) / 2.4 oz. (69 g.) in total box of 6
Calories: 60 calories (estimate) in 1 truffle
Cost: $10.00 for 1 box of 6 truffles
Purchased from: NeoCocoa table at Palo Alto Farmers Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to the first day of Chocolate and Hazelnut Theme Week.

I'm always happy to sample new chocolate offerings from NeoCocoa (Belmont, CA). Today I enjoyed one of an immaculately sliced group (of 6) Hazelnut Butter Dark Milk truffles.

NeoCocoa Owner Christine Doerr perfected the "Hearts of Chocolate"truffle experience, and Amanda (who I met at the Farmers Market) was doing a great job helping to promote and fulfill this tradition.

Think of the most outstanding creamy ganache filling inside a chocolate covered truffle, and just leave out the harder chocolate couverture (covering). Today's dark milk truffles, flavored with a hint of hazelnut, were just like that.

Unfortunately for me, while wheat-free, these creamy truffles did contain a thin, slightly crunchy wafer layer at the bottom that contained barley malt flour. However, I'm hoping tasting one will be OK. Ah to be free from such concerns; but that's life.

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