When I met up with the wonderful Louise aka The Chocolate Consultant she kindly gave me this selection box of what I think was 19 chocolate truffles and bon bons (I think they’re 19 as I couldn’t resist a bit of a nibble!). That was very kind of Louise as I think that works out at about £30 – I think I owe her another visit to the Wililam Curley Patisserie next time I’m in town!
Anyway, I think they’re worth every penny – indeed they’d make a great Mother’s Day Chocolate Gift! Just look at how wonderfully they’re presented. Within the gorgeous, sturdy presentation box the chocolate truffles and bon bons are delicately protected by a sheet of beautiful paper which gives them the same sort of expectation you get when you (or your other half) unwraps some exceedingly expensive underwear.
And underneath that layer is hidden a cornucopia of chocolate delight. What comes to mind is that you lift the fog off a field full of flowers and rabbits hopping around – it’s incredibly colourful and enticing.
The first one I tried I can’t remember what it was – it disappeared very quickly! Whilst the next one was a Peanut Butter and Raspberry Jam Bonbon which was absolutely fantastic – and completely surprising as I didn’t look at the selection which was available before I tried them. The flavours worked extremely well together and I’d definitely hunt it out again.
The next I tried was the Melt Chocolates Ginger and Passion Fruit Cup. The shape reminded me of a homemade pork pie, the taste however, was completely different. The ginger flavour hits the top notes and then wraps around the passion fruit to give a strange combination of flavours which I’ve never had before – truly strange!
And next it was the turn of the Banana Passion Fruit and Coconut Bonbon which had an incredibly fragrant coconut aroma and a passion fruit taste that just took me back to my recent honeymoon experience in the Caribbean. The flavour was soft and fruity which subsided into dark chocolate which was thoroughly enjoyable – I loved this one!
Next it was the turn of the Sea Salted Caramel Bonbon which I much preferred than the Terre à Terre Salt Caramels as they had a much softer edge. The chocolate coating gave them a great texture.
And next it was the turn of the Salted Praline which was topped with a hazelnut and was absolutely fantastic. I don’t normally like pralines, but the Maldon Sea Salt gave it an edge which moved it out of the ordinary into the fantastic. This is another that I’d be looking to try again.
And this is where I’m going to stop. I’m going to nestle down with something nice on TV and work my way through the rest. If that’s alright with everyone?
p.s. thanks again to The Chocolate Consultant