Charbonnel et Walker truffles – two new delicious flavours

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne
Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you all that I love chocolate and am particularly partial to Charbonnel et Walker’s truffles. I don’t think I’ve actually come across any that I don’t like and I’ve tried them all, many of which we have reviewed on our blog.  So it was great to learn that two new truffles have been added to the list and I was lucky to be sent a box of each.

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

The first box contained Dark Sea Salt Caramel Truffles. They come in the usual Charbonnel truffle box which is round and contains 10 yummy balls, each in it’s own little paper case.

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

As soon as I lifted the lid I could smell the rich aroma of the dark chocolate truffles. Some of the cocoa dusting came out of the box as I opened it, so do take care. They certainly look good enough to eat, don’t they?

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

These truffles were very tasty, although I wasn’t to keen on the cocoa powder dusted over them. Once you lick all that off get past that, the dark chocolate is very thick and creamy. If you suck the truffle whole the chocolate melts very nicely and then all of a sudden the thick caramel oozes out.

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

 I also tried biting into one, just to see how thick the chocolate actually was. The caramel was at the right consistency to ooze out nicely, but not too liquidy to make a mess.

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

Helen recently sent me this lovely lacquer-ware bowl as a birthday gift from Myanmar  she wants me to leave it to her in my will. This was hand-made by the Jasmine family and took months to make. It’s the perfect holder for these truffles.

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

The Raspberry Marc de Champagne Truffles are in a similar box. As you can see from the photo, these are dark chocolate truffles with a champagne and raspberry centre and dusted in pink icing sugar.

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

I liked the icing sugar on these truffles much more than I did the cocoa powder on the caramel ones as of course, it was nice and sweet

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

They truly smelt wonderfully fruity and they just sat there staring up at me as if to saying ‘eat me’. So I did.

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

The dark chocolate wrapped around the truffle centre is again fairly thick. It melts very nicely in the mouth.

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

The truffle inside was rich and silky smooth. I could certainly taste the alcohol from the champagne. Charbonnel’s  Pink Marc de Champagne truffles are also very nice and are made with milk chocolate instead. All truffles are available from Charbonnel’s stores and their online shop and may also be found in selected stores of Waitrose and John Lewis. They are priced at £12.95.

Charbonnel et Walker, dark sea salt caramel truffles, raspberry marc de champagne truffles, truffles, chocolate, champagne, Marc de champagne

 This little bowl also holds Revels, Maltesers etc., beautifully too…

 

Living life, loving truffles

A x

 

2 Comment

  1. […] One of Charbonnel et Walker’s delicious new truffle flavours which I reviewed on Monday. These are their dark chocolate sea salt […]

  2. […] centres are just divine. We’ve reviewed these and several other Charbonnel truffles like Dark Sea Salt Caramel and Raspberry Marc de Champagne in the past and you can use the search bar on our website to find […]

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