Sunday, March 30, 2008
Starbucks Chocotes Espresso Truffles
WOW! These are like the perfect cup of espresso-wrapped in chocolate.
Once you have unwrapped the truffle give it a good sniff- it smells just like fresh coffee beans (a smell I happen to love)
The truffles have a surprisingly thick dark chocolate shell. The shell gives a nice snap but still is milky enough that it melts smoothly. The cream center has a strong coffee flavor that's on the bitter side (just like real espresso)
The easiest way to describe this would be to tell you to image taking a sip of coffee with a piece of chocolate in your mouth. The chocolate plays second banana to the coffee but it works because it keeps the coffee from being over baring and the chocolate from being too sweet.
I have to say that while I didn't love the tea and chocolate tasting squares the truffles so far have been excellient! Check out the lways excellient Cybele's reviews of the truffles (and the rest of the line) HERE