Back when I was in high school, I saw some show about new food business start ups that happened to feature a woman who traveled the world and then created unique chocolates based on her experiences. This company was called Vosges and was only in Chicago, Illinois. Eventually the company expanded into shipping and I immediately made an order. Then, they started expanding even more and I started to see the chocolate bars at Whole Foods and other stores (score!) but the truffles I still need to buy online.
I am not a huge chocolate eater (unlike my husband) and it is super rare that I go out and buy chocolates at all, but once a year I make an order for these amazing truffles.
Last year, Shai surprised me with them for my birthday. They took me almost 6 months to eat though, so I didn’t expect him to buy them again (because a normal person would assume that anyone who takes 6 months to eat 16 truffles obviously hates them). When I saw a discount on them through Rue La La, I decided I needed to take matters into my own hands!
These truffles are so much fun to try because they are such crazy sounding ingredients that end up tasting awesome!
Oaxaca – Guajillo y pasilla chillies + 75% Tanzanian dark chocolate + pumpkin seeds
Chef Pascal – Kirsch + 62% dark chocolate + dried Michigan cherry
Gianduia – crunchy hazelnut praline + milk chocolate + praline bits
Woolloomooloo – macadamia nuts + coconut + 45% deep milk chocolate
Ambrosia – Australian macadamia nuts + Cointreau® + white chocolate
Viola – Milk chocolate + candied violet flower
Absinthe – Chinese star anise + fennel + absinthe + dark chocolate + cocoa powder
Naga® – Sweet Indian curry powder + coconut + milk chocolate
Wink of the Rabbit® – Soft caramel + deep milk chocolate + organic New Mexican pecan
Black Pearl® – Ginger + wasabi + dark chocolate + black sesame seeds
Budapest – Sweet Hungarian paprika + 62% dark chocolate
Soul & Motown – Sweet churned cultured butter ganache + Fleur de Sel sea salt + 44% cacao deep milk chocolate
Funk & Disco – banana pudding + vanilla powder + 45% cacao deep milk chocolate
My favorites are Oaxaca, Budapest, and Soul & Motown but there aren’t any I don’t enjoy!
Which flavor would you like to try?