19 Dec, 2008

Cacao Reserve Premium Dark Chocolate Truffles

Posted by: Michael In: Truffles

Cacao Reserve Premium Dark Chocolate 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.

2 out of 4

Manufactured by: Hershey
Calories (8 truffles, 51 g): 260

1 Response to "Cacao Reserve Premium Dark Chocolate Truffles"

1 | Zahra

September 22nd, 2014 at 11:06 am

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YUM! Until moving to sea level, penuat butter (penuats) was a migraine trigger for me. It seems that at sea level though, my triggers aren’t the same, so I’ve eaten some penuat butter with no migraine! These are going on my list of things to try!

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