Swiss Champagne truffles: isn’t that a bit of an oxymoron? Alas it doesn’t really matter. I’ve certainly tried a good few chocolate truffles this year, and a good number with Champagne in them. My favourites so far are most definitely the Booja Booja Champagne Truffles which are a significant departure from the usual truffles you get from the likes of Fortnum and Mason, Hotel Chocolat and Charbonnel et Walker which all have hard shells. I was ready for another Booja moment, but left the review a touch disappointed, but on a Friday afternoon they well suited to just knocking back and not really thinking of the missing X-factor (that’s for tomorrow of course!).
For £2.95 I get myself six of the blighters in a clear bag. For ~49p each they’re pretty good value, but not as nice as Charbonnel, as I found them too sweet. The sugar level distracted a large part the Champagne context which I found unfortunate. There was also a buttery fudge tone that mellowed the taste range on the other side of the spectrum of flavours. The end result was that the Champagne had to battle both the sugar and the fudge to take precedence.
I could tell there was good alcohol content due to the sensation at the back of the throat and after two I’d changed my mind – perhaps they’re not a session truffle after all?
The texture was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary. They’re perfectly fine for ‘Gran’ if you’re looking to buy her some chocolate stocking fillers, and even fpr other members of your family. Also I always think it’s good to support local, small businesses so I’d definitely pop in next time I’m in Leeds and buy some of their other stuff. And if you’re in Leeds, why don’t you pop down and let me know what you think?
I’ll give them a quick rating of 60%.