So what are the best chocolate truffles? Well that really depends on what type of chocolate truffle you like. Would you prefer them to have a crisp shell, a soft shell; to be made out of white chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate; to be flavoured with the frequently used Marc de Champagne or just ‘plain’? Also there’s the question how much you want to pay as there’s a big difference between cheap chocolate truffles and fine, gourmet or luxury chocolate truffles. Here I explore the options to help you save money and find the best truffles when you buy online and visit chocolate shops.
The Chocolate Truffle Order of Merit
So here’s a very simple list of my most favourite chocolate truffle brands:
- Booja Booja – taste and ethics
- Paul A. Young – excellent, just difficult to get hold of.
- Melt – fantastic selection of gourmet truffles
- My Chocolate Bar – small selection, but out of this world
- Charbonnel et Walker – crunchy shells, good array of flavours
- Hotel Chocolat – limited range, good prices, easy to get hold of
- William Curley – definitely worth trying
- Chocolateque – from Belgium, but fantastic
- Thorntons – I’ve not tried enough to really rate too highly
Luxury, Organic & Dairy Free Chocolate Truffles
If you’ve got very particular requirements for chocolate truffles and they’ve got to be organic and dairy free as well as taste absolutely fantastic then you must consider Booja Booja which are just totally divine!
Although, not at the luxury end, Thorntons do some organic chocolate truffles which might be worth considering.
Champagne truffles seem to be the most popular version of chocolate truffles these days and it seems that everyone is making them. The most popular seem to be the pink Champagne truffles and Fortnum & Mason (Rosé Champagne Truffles Review) that I’m sure many would like. But if you’re looking for some cheaper options then try Charbonnel et Walker who make a wonderful Champagne Truffle which has a crispy shell but still a very flavoursome truffle centre. And if you’re a Hotel Chocolat fan then you’ve got to check out their Pink Champagne Truffles which are pretty dam good!
Following on from those, and still on the alcohol truffles then you should really take a look at the Terre à Terre Boozy Rum Truffles and the Rum & Cola Truffles which were pretty fantastic!
And still on the boozy theme you could try the absolutely fantastic Irish Whiskey Liqueur Chocolate Truffles from My Chocolate Bar.
Flavoured Chocolate Truffles
The beautiful thing about chocolate truffles is that they come in all sorts of flavours. Prestat do very interesting Orange and Lemon Chocolate Truffles. You can also get some fabulous mint chocolate truffles from Charbonnel et Walker as well some very strange Banoffee Truffles.
Also the William Curley Framboise Truffles were totally fantastic – they’re worth a try!
Praline Chocolate Truffles
Now I’m not a big fan of praline chocolates, but I know many are. If you’re also a fan of luxury chocolate brands then consider the Galler Chocolate Truffles.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles
If you wanted to try something a bit difference then why not consider the offering from Terre à Terre – they’re pretty interesting.
Chocolate Truffle Selection Boxes
I’ve tried more than my fair share of chocolate truffle selection boxes. Hotel Chocolat and Thorntons lead the way in cost-effective selection boxes for birthday, anniversary and Christmas gifts. But also consider the Godiva Chocolate Truffles Gift Box which wasn’t too bad, if you wanted a quality brand at affordable prices.
If you live in London I can highly recommend the Paul A. Young House Selection which is out of this world!
Diabetic Chocolate Truffles
I’ve not tried too many, I must admit, but I have found some Mint Diabetic chocolate truffles from Thorntons where were pretty good.
Beligian Chocolate Truffles
Definitely give Chocolateque a go! They were fantastic.
White Chocolate Truffles
I’m yet to review pure white chocolate truffles – I’ve added them to my “to buy list”.
Dark Chocolate Truffles
Milk Chocolate Truffles
You can get these everywhere, but mainly flavoured. Try Charbonnel et Walker first as they’ll more plain than the others.
Recipe For Homemade Chocolate Truffles
I’m just trying to collate recipes so we can all try them at home.
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