Godiva Bakery Dessert Chocolate Truffles
A girlfriend of mine, who I am dubbing Russian Juice, kindly showed up to my apartment with a bag of chocolates and desserts because she knows I love trying out new things for Chasing James Beard. Conveniently I was also suppose to be on a diet, but for the good of this site, I decided that it was in the best interest for the readers that I taste test everything instead of passing the chocolates to Mr. Juice for him to review…oh wait, sorry, that was in my best interest. And into a box of Godiva Bakery Dessert Truffles I went.
Each truffle was inspired by the following desserts: chocolate lava cake, carrot cake, red velvet cake, cheesecake, tiramisu and strawberry tarte. Right off the bat, I can tell you that they were decadent and yummy and that I would eat them again. However, just by tasting each truffle blindly, I wouldn’t have been able to match them to specific desserts off the top of my head. When I went online to see what each inspiration was, i.e. Tiramisu, an ethereal blend of mascarpone and espresso ganache or spicy Carrot Cake “frosted” in milk chocolate and rolled in chopped pecans, then I could. Without the descriptions I was pretty much lost and with the descriptions, even though I could tell that this was suppose to be the Cheesecake truffle, it didn’t taste like cheesecake. The one truffle that was dead on what the Chocolate lava for both taste and texture. Should you give them as a gift or give them a whirl to try? Definitely. Should you expect that they taste like the real cake? Absolutely not. Take these truffles to be “loosely” influenced by the actual dessert. Now excuse me as I still have more chocolates to eat.
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