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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BACON & BEER TRUFFLES


Bacon and beer, my two favorite food groups have been incorporated into some handcrafted chocolate truffles. Socola is a small chocolatier located in Oakland California. Socola is named after the Vietnamese word for chololate.. These two truffles are made with high quality ingredients. 'Strauss' cream & butter, E. Guittard chocolate, 'Niman Ranch' applewood smoked bacon, and Guinness beer. These high quality chocolates are packaged into an attractive gift box. This sounds wonderful. Ms. Goofy and I rushed to Oakland and purchased a box of four truffles.

The price for four truffles was 10 dollars. Quality ingredients are not cheap. These truffles looked like a work of art. I did have to use a magnifying glass to see them because they were so small. The bacon truffle was topped with a single grain of 'Black Hawaiian sea salt. The Guinness truffle was decorated with a squiggly design on top. Now for the moment of truth. These were one bite truffles, but we bit them in half. The Guinness truffle had a deep chocolate flavor, but if you did not tell me Guinness was an ingredient, we would have never guessed. The bacon truffle did have some solid minuscule pieces of bacon included. The bacon did have a salty chewy texture. The grain of Black Hawaiian sea salt was a nice contrast to the dark chocolate. Overall, these were some smartly packaged and pretty chocolate truffles. The ingredients were top notch, I think I will stick to Peanut M&M's.


3 comments:

Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, youse funny. Laughing out loud.

Chris said...

Trifling post about truffles, lol.

Peanut M&M's rock.

Organic Brewmaster said...

Good to see you the other day, Chilebrown. Geez, $2.50 for a mini choco bite. Blow me. I just made a pound of Guittard Niman Ranch peanut bacon brittle for like $8. It isn't as pretty as your truffles, granted. It is a perfect accompaniment to my Bison Organic Chocolate Stout. Check out bisonbrew.com