I might not have been impressed with the Heart of Chocolates from Prestat last time I tried their chocolate, so I thought I’d give something else a go. And in my chocolate collection I found these Orange & Lemon truffles which were perfect as I just love citrus flavoured chocolate (see the Lemon & Lime Creams that Tipyn Bach made for me last year) and I thought these would be a nice change from Easter stuff.
Anyone that’s visited one of the Pestat stores will know that they’re not somewhere you’d want to go with a hangover. They’re incredibly bright places. Unfortunately I was disappointed with how the truffles looked after opening the box, even though, from the outside they looked great. Personally, I’d like them to be presented like the Melt Selection Box was. But, alas, no. They’re in a bag and surrounded by padding. Never mind.
When you do get them out of the bag you’ll see that there’s a good amount of them. In fact there are 14 to chew though. My only criticism is that they looked a touch “beaten up” with the edges and texture knocked off. It’s something that I’m sure most people won’t care about really though.
The important thing, however, is that what they taste like. The chocolate shell is thick, very thick and impervious with it. I’m sure it has to be this way to hold the contents in. When I buy truffles I never know what the centre is going to be like. And in this circumstance I can say that these shouldn’t be called truffles, in fact they should be called bon bons as the centre isn’t at all truffle like. In fact, it’s incredibly runny. I’m not complaining as I love messy chocolate, but this went everywhere.
The flavour is strange. There’s a sort of ‘Refreshers’, false quality to it that makes it very acidic. I can understand the acidity given its lemon and orange, but this is a strange acidity which reminds me of drain unblocker.
I do like it, though. Strangely it has a certain quality about it such as the flavoursome chocolate shell which was mild and complimented and mitigated the harsh, direct flavour of the comfit. The only problem is that I don’t think many of its target market will appreciate it. I’m sure that this is too much of an aggressive flavour for meek chocolate lovers. I could be wrong, however.