So I decided to open up my box of port-filled truffles tonight. When you crack the cellophane wrapping off the box, you get the sweet, sweet scent of dark chocolate escaping to flood your senses. Open up the top, and there's 9 beautiful grapenuts of chocolate sitting there waiting to be eaten. Select one... take a sniffy-sniff - gorgeous dark chocolate. You can smell it's a quality chocolate, probably about 65% dark.
I will attempt one truffle of each method - decapitation and pop-the-whole-thing. And since I'm impatient, pop-the-whole-thing is first up.
They're about an inch in diameter, so it's not a big deal to pop them. Pop and bite, and the port comes flowing out. It's sweet, mostly from the chocolate, and tastes like raspberry and cherry. As the chocolate melts, the flavor combination is just rich and delicious.
Ok, decapitation... where's the napkin...
Bite off the top of the chocolate and savor the dark chocolate... yum. Drink the port. Yeah, it's a little plain. Still raspberry and cherry, maybe a touch of smokiness. Not nearly as sweet, so definitely the sweetness comes from the chocolate. Finish off the chocolate - rich, smooth, melty... It's good, but I definitely prefer the all-at-once method instead. You get a fuller, happier flavor.
Agreed, the wine inside isn't exactly your top-notch wine, but it doesn't need to be. The chocolate is definitely quality enough, and it's a solid treat. And oh yeah, 2g of fiber per truffle Now THAT is a delicious way to get your daily fiber!
Serving size 1 truffle. But let's be honest, you have to eat at least 2 or 3 at a time.
Fat: 7g (Sat. fat: 4g)
Total carb: 10g (dietary fiber: 2g, sugar: 9g)
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