Charbonnel et Walker Mint Truffles

Charbonnel et Walker Mint Truffles Box

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.

Charbonnel et Walker Mint truffles

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.

Charbonnel et Walker Mint Truffles Close Up

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.

Charbonnel et Walker Mint Truffles Inside

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.

Charbonnel et Walker Mint truffles Very Close Up

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.

Rating:
  • Taste: 70% – they did miss a trick in terms of how minty they could have been
  • Texture: 70% – I’m caught between prefering hard and soft shells on truffles. Each has their place. However, I’d prefer a more creamy centre
  • Appearance: 75% – They just looked great – loved the look of them.
  • Nutritional Information: 70% – pretty good information on the package, but not their website
  • Price: 70% – at £9.95 from House of Fraser and £10.95 direct they’re not too bad value.
  • Overall: 71% – very good, but could have been better

 

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Nutritional Information:
  • Plain Chocolate (74.6%), (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin), water, slightly salted batter (pasteruerised cream, lactic acid culture, salt), sugar, white chocolate (2.3%), flavour: peppermint.
  • Plain chocolate contains 60% cocoa solids minimum.
  • Contains milk & soya. May contain traces of nuts

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