19 Dec, 2008
Cacao Reserve Premium Dark Chocolate Truffles
Posted by: Michael In: Truffles
Hershey launched Cacao Reserve, its “upscale” line of chocolates, a couple of years ago (you know a chocolate maker is trying a bit too hard to seem fancy when they use the pretentious “cacao” rather than the more common “cocoa”). I guess it’s a been a success for them, because here we are two years later and the brand is still kicking around. That’s somewhat of a surprise to me, as nothing I’ve tried in the Cacao Reserve line has been particularly stellar.
These truffles are quite small – probably about half the size of an average truffle. They have a kind of uneven look, as if they’ve been made by hand, though it’s pretty obvious that they all come from a mold. As for the taste, they’re kind of odd – they have a 65 percent cocoa content (sorry… cacao content) and aren’t very sweet. However, they don’t really have the rich chocolately flavour that you might expect. To call them flavourless might be a bit harsh, but there’s no doubt that they are lacking in the taste department. The texture is also a bit off, as they have a strange, somewhat peanut buttery consistency that seems somewhat out of whack with how you’d expect a truffle to be.
They’re edible, certainly – I wouldn’t recoil in horror if you were to offer me another one, but overall I’d have to give these a marginal thumbs down.
Manufactured by: Hershey
Calories (8 truffles, 51 g): 260