Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Queen Bee Gardens - Classic Cherry truffle - Jan. 4, 2017

Chocolate of the Day:

Queen Bee Gardens
Classic Cherry truffle
Good ++
Weight: 1.4 oz. (39.6 g.) in 1 truffle
Calories: 205 calories (estimate) in 1 truffle
Cost: $3.00 (estimate) for 1 truffle
Purchased from: Beekind, Sebastopol, CA

Welcome to Day #4 of Chocolate and Cherries Theme Week.

Inside the sweet milk chocolate shell of today's Classic Cherry truffle from Queen Bee Gardens (Lovell, WY) lay a sweet secret.

The filling was honey-based. The texture was somewhere between a chewy caramel and a soft, creamy milk chocolate ganache; and it was accented with pieces of dried sweet-tart cherry.

Queen Bee Gardens makes a unique line of honey-based caramels, toffee, truffles and other confections.

I've considered putting a beehive in my backyard, but my neighborhood has become more dense, with bigger houses crowding in on each other. And, sadly, there are also fewer flowers and trees left.

I was fortunate to find this truffle at Beekind (Sebastopol, CA), a bee-themed store where you can experience side-by-side honey tastings or buy honey and other bee products/gifts as well as beekeeping supplies. And they even had a few hives in the backyard.

*While not certified gluten-free yet, Queen Bee Gardens "carries no products that contain wheat or gluten."

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