Zoë’s Chocolate Co – The Chocolate Collection

I recently received free samples of some chocolates from Zoë”s Chocolate Co., a small artisan chocolate shop that’s only 6 years old. I got a pretty brown box, all tied up with a pink ribbon, that featured four truffles from their Chocolate Collection: Black Raspberry, Mediterranean Citrus, Apple Pie, and Pinot Noir Infused Fleur de Sel…

See’s Assorted Chocolates Week 2 – Day 1

Back in 2009, I devoted a whole week to See’s Chocolates as I reviewed an assorted box that they sent me. This week will be another week of See’s Chocolates reviews, only this time, I’ll be reviewing a box that I bought and picked out myself in Seattle. Today, I’ll go through the four Truffles…

JinJu Chocolates – Akoya Collection

Today’s JinJu Chocolates’ Akoya Collection came in the same dual-layer swivel box as the Fleur de Sel caramels that I reviewed on Wednesday. The collection consisted of 5 gorgeously painted/airbrushed molded dome truffles in mostly fruity flavors. Berry Mascarpone was a magenta truffle decorated with red speckles and a brown X. It was a “summer…

Perugina’s Baci White

Baci’s big push at Sweets and Snacks 2012 was to promote their new Bacis Whites, which is how I got these free samples. They were basically a white chocolate-covered version of their regular Bacis, which I’ve previously reviewed. Regular Baci come wrapped in thick white foil with blue stars, while the Baci White were wrapped…

Ferrero Raffaello

Ferrero Raffaello: What Is It? [Review]

I’ve written before how, when I was a kid, Ferrero Rochers were the pinnacle of fine chocolate. The Ferrero Raffaello is in the same vein as the Rocher, but without those golden wrappers and tiny stickers, it just isn’t the same! Like Rochers, Ferrero Raffaello is a spherical wafer filled with ganache and coated with chocolate. The…

Megaload – Sweet and Salty

I got these Megaload Sweet and Salty cups as free samples at Sweets and Snacks. At the time, they were transitioning from the Overload name to the Megaload brand, so my samples were in unbranded packaging. You can see what the packaging looks like on their website. They come nestled in a row in a…

Nutffles – Hazelnut, Almond, Red Velvet

Nutffles was a company that was new to me until I visited their booth at Sweets and Snacks. Nutffles is supposed to be a portmanteau for nut truffle (and also happens to cause some middle-school-boy giggles when said out loud). I picked up free samples of their Hazelnut, Almond, and Red Velvet truffles. The samples…

Nestle Galak Pop Ri

I thought it would be nice to close off nearly two weeks’ worth of Neil’s guest reviews with a review of some Dutch candy that he gave me. Presenting Nestle’s Galak Pop Ri. As best as I can tell, Nestle Galak is the white chocolate umbrella brand, while Pop Ri indicates the presence of puffed…