Thursday, November 05, 2009

Vosges Haut Chocolat Holiday Collection truffles

Captain's Log, Stardate 11.05.2009

Those of you on Twitter and Facebook saw me freaking out patiently waiting for my chocolate to arrive. Well, they came on Wednesday!

Isn’t this pretty? I love pretty packaging.

You can order the chocolates here if you can’t help yourself. Just to warn you, they’re a bit pricey and contrary to how they look, each truffle is only a little bigger than a marble.

The flavors are very intense, however, so actually I don’t think I’d have been happy with a larger piece of candy—it would have been too much. When I eat some truffles from a local chocolatier, they’re too much for me, and I end up only eating 1/4 or 1/3 of each truffle in each sitting and putting it back in the fridge. But it doesn’t taste as good when I pick it up again.

Anyway, here are the flavors of the truffles (because of course I already tasted each flavor as soon as the box arrived!):

Mascarpone and Ceylon Cinnamon Snap: Italian mascarpone + Ceylon cinnamon + organic sour cream + 45% deep milk chocolate

This is by far my favorite flavor. I love the combination of cinnamon and mascarpone and sour cream.

Candy Cane Peppermint: All natural candy cane + peppermint + 65% dark chocolate

This ties with the eggnog (below) for my second favorite in the box. The ganache in the middle is sinful! I also tend to like mint chocolate, so this was really yummy to me.

Eggnog and Jamaican Rum: Appleton Estate rum + Grenadian nutmeg + ginger + Dominican Republic white chocolate

Very tasty! The white chocolate is a tad sweet for my taste, but the combination of spices is excellent!

Holiday Plum Pudding: plum + French Armagnac + Sicilian almond marzipan + 65% dark chocolate

My least favorite in the box, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like it. The Armagnac gives it a really decadent kick.

There you go! The chocolate I was screaming about patiently waiting for!


  1. Last year I made rum balls for my family for Christmas. After looking at the decriptions, I think I'll use the last of my Appleton Estate rum for those...they should be yummy ;)

  2. They all sound good, with the exception of the peppermint one. I'm not a big fan of peppermint candy!

  3. Actually, I don't like peppermint candy either, but mint chocolate is a different story. I'm not sure why.