26 Jan, 2009
Starbucks - Caramel Macchiato Truffles
Posted by: Michael In: Truffles
I’m not a big coffee drinker, though I do like the taste of coffee when it’s sweetened or mixed in with other things, like chocolate. I also like Starbucks, though I’m still somewhat bitter over the discontinuation of the Chantico, a chocolate drink which – if you weren’t fortunate enough to try it – was essentially just liquefied dark chocolate. It was pretty great.
So I had somewhat high hopes for this Starbucks-branded chocolate, despite the fact that it is a Hershey product (which isn’t mentioned anywhere on the box). Not that I have anything against Hershey, but the last Hershey-made chocolate truffle I had was pretty mediocre.
The first thing you notice when you eat one of these is the fairly strong coffee flavour. I guess that shouldn’t be surprising, given that this has been released by a coffee shop, but I was expecting the coffee taste to be a bit milder. So that was a pleasant surprise. The next thing you notice is how crazy sweet it is; I just reviewed the Cadbury Creme Egg, and I think this might just be equally sweet, which is ridiculous. It also has the same fake-truffle, peanut butter-like consistency as the Cacao Reserve truffles, which is unfortunate.
These Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Truffles are probably slightly better than the Cacao Reserve ones, thanks to the coffee taste – but it definitely seems to me that Hershey should leave truffle-making to other chocolate makers, as they just can’t seem to get it right.
Manufactured by: Hershey
Calories (2 truffles, 23 g): 130