Being a mint lover ever since my family used to have mint flavoured Wall’s Vieneta on the occasional Sunday as a child, I just dived at these when I visited a Charbonnel et Walker store on my recent mystery shopping tour of London.
Many of you will be similarly enticed, not only by the light green box which surmises the crisp flavour; but some of you will also hold it up to your nose and allow yourself to be intoxicated by the sweet mintiness that manages to seep through the gaps around the box. If your heart doesn’t beat a little bit faster now, then you’re not a mint chocolate lover.
Inside the box you’ll find eight wonderfully fragrant and enticing mint chocolate truffles. The look of them did reminds me of some Thorntons chocolate truffles, although I can’t remember which ones. Their styling was simple, yet effective and I’d certainly call them minimalist. They’re lined with white chocolate to give that extra little touch and do look fantastic.
What I loved about these is that as you bite into them your mouth is filled with the minty aroma even before you’ve moved your jaw down to get a hold. This is chocolate foreplay at its best. The chocolate shell is thick and crunchy and may not be to everyone’s taste.
The actual truffle centre is smooth and fairly rich. However, it’s less minty than I’d like. Personally I would have much preferred a more sweet and powerful centre. However, we can’t have everything we want unfortunately. Overall I did really like them, but they just missed that bit more of a zing, although they’re obviously not as sweet as After Eight Mints, but something a bit more to knock you back in your chair would have been appreciated.