Easter Edition: Chocolates from La Maison du Chocolat and Bouchon Bakery
About a little more than a week ago, I was tempted to the marketing of La Maison du Chocolat‘s Easter chocolates and bought a cute bunny for $16 and a couple of their bonbons. Yup, I’m a sucker for their chocolates. But who can actually resist them?
On the same day, I wanted to try Bouchon Bakery’s chocolate as well so I bought a bag of 16 pieces of truffles for $25 (contains 4 flavors as you’ll read on). I kind of regret buying it but I want to know how their chocolates taste like. I did a few days later but first here’s some photos…
La Maison’s bonbons are always superb. It’s sophisticated, sweet enough to satisfy the sweet tooth, and the chocolate is wonderfully dark and delicious.
La Maison’s chocolate bunny actually comes with a few chocolate pieces of their praline egg and solid chocolate pieces of fish. It’s cute and it was all yummy!
Now, the question remains, is Bouchon Bakery’s truffles any good? To tell you the truth, I’ve had better. I would say it’s an equivalent to Godiva chocolate’s quality. The chocolate was decent and their fillings were too sweet for me. I would presume it would appeal to the mainstream, novice chocolate lover.
The Coconut (the one in all white on the far upper left corner) is a bit too sweet for my palate but it had a good toasted coconut flavor.
The Passionfruit (the one with an orange shell) had a nice tart flavor – the best of the group but I don’t like white chocolate that much.
The Plain truffle (the darkest in color of the bunch) tasted like it was about 60% cocoa mass, which is not really dark enough for me to be satisfied as a plain truffle, and it was too sweet. I would like to have a slight bitter bite of a dark, plain chocolate truffle.
The Salted Caramel is good and it had that burnt caramel flavor but it didn’t appeal to me that much.