So now that all my concerns about the Nirvana Truffles are on the table, I will say that I did have favourites too. They were:
- The dark chocolate praline, one of the “mystery” truffles
- The Classic Praliné
- The soft mocha
- Praline Chocolaté
- Smooth Caramel
- A milk chocolate truffle rolled in sugar, otherwise known as "nameless"
- A light buttery mousse-filled truffle enrobed in dark chocolate truffle & cocoa powder - also "nameless" - nice balance of dark and light, bitter and lightly sweet all at once.
So I'm not sure if I should call this box of truffles a success. Overall, it was a disappointment to me. However, if you really like a lot of alcohol flavour in your truffles, then you will like the Nirvana Truffles. I just don't like being surprised - the label named eight truffle flavours and the box had about 12 to 15 flavours, and most of the unknown "mystery" chocolates were yucky.
All that said, I do LOVE some of NIRVANA's organic chocolate bars (http://www.nirvanachocolates.com/ourshop/organic/index.asp). I have tasted a few of them in the past, and believe I have one sitting in my cabinet right now, so perhaps I will get to a tasting of it this week.
If you are curious about NIRVANA and their truffle collection, here are the details:
NIRVANA Belgian Chocolates
Made in Belgium for Belgium's Best Chocolates, Inc.
Wellesley, MA, U.S.A.