I know that salted caramels aren’t my favourite chocolate in the world. But seeing as their Boozy Rum Truffles were so fantastic, I thought I’d push them up the order of chocolates to review.
You can pick up 12 of these truffles online from the Terre à Terre site for just £6.95 which is pretty damn good value for money – especially as they look so great inside the box. They seem to be like a row of terracotta soldiers all lined up and ready for action. This is their “death by chocolate”.
Individually they look fantastic, rustic and decidedly more natural than the almost mathematical in proportion Gu Liquid Caramel Chocs that I expect are given birth to in a battery hen type way. These truffles from Terre à Terre are more of the free range variety.
Inside each is a slightly less ‘liquid’ seal salted caramel centre. But still, they’re significantly more runny than the sea salt caramels from My Chocolate Bar.
The aroma is strange. It reminds me of blowing the chalk off a snooker cue – dry and dusty. When you bite in, the shell is thick, crunchy and serves to offer a haven from the strong and powerful caramel centre given that it’s made from a lovely flavoursome and deep dark chocolate.
I find this caramel a bit too sweet if you get a lot of it in one go. But if you’re fortunate to get some of the dark chocolate with it then it’s pretty damn fantastic. It seems to be like alternating between a hot sauna and then jumping into an ice-cold pool – apparently it’s supposed to be good for you. Not this. It may tantalise your taste buds, but I doubt it’ll do anything for your complexion.