Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Truffettes de France - Pumpkin Spice Flavored Cocoa Truffles - Oct. 12, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Truffettes de France
Pumpkin Spice Flavored Cocoa Truffles
Good +
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) / 5.3 oz. (150 g.) in total package/box
Calories: 190 calories in one (4-piece) serving
Cost: $2.99 for 1 package/box of approx. 20 truffles
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.

It's autumn, and pumpkin spice-spiked items are everywhere. Today's Chocmod Truffettes de France Pumpkin Spice Flavored Cocoa Truffles were made in Canada and Imported by Chocmod USA (Fort Lee, NJ).

Aroma notes for these gluten free, seasonal, confections dusted with cocoa powder included: pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin latte, very faint green nut and cocoa.

Notably, the first ingredient listed on the label was vegetable oil (coconut oil). Coconut oil offers a reliably creamy smoothness (even creamier if paired with coconut milk or cream) to chocolate confections. The choice of coconut oil created a satisfying, soft, chocolatey, melt-in-the-mouth texture.

Flavor notes included: very sweet, rich chocolatey cocoa, and pumpkin pie spices. The cocoa used was alkalized, resulting in lower acidity and bitterness levels. Whey powder also likely contributed to a mild and sweet (lactose) taste.

Ingredients: Vegetable oil (coconut oil, mixed tocopherols), sugar, cocoa powder processed with alkali, whey powder, natural flavors, soy lecithin.

Allergen-related information: "Contains: Milk, soy." (Also contains coconut oil.) "May contain: Tree nuts."

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