Life's So Sweet may be just what you are looking for. Shipped in eco-friendly packaging was this little gold box that held a lot of chocolate, ten different flavors to be exact. These are preservative -free, so if you order them make sure to eat them within a few weeks or store them safely in the fridge so they remain fresher. I did eat these within a few weeks, but this review is later -- aren't computers wonderful for scheduling things well in advance?
The final piece on this top layer was a large 1.5-inch white chocolate piece with a crosshatch pattern on top, called "Sweet Caroline." This had a slight vanilla scent to it when I took in a breath of it but otherwise not much fragrance. Again, the lighting I had available didn't do this truffle justice. Inside a fairly firm shell was a light cream-colored center with a large nut of some type inside that I couldn't determine. The white chocolate melted on my fingers as I tried to figure it out, but the inside was simply smooth and creamy with a vanilla hint.
Across from it was the "Aztec Truffle," with flakes of chili or pepper on top of its dark shell. It had a definite spicy -- I'd say peppery -- scent but was mostly dark cocoa in fragrance. This also had a dark but rather soft shell that made no sound when I took a bite. Inside was a creamy center with a peppery kick to it, but it is not nearly as strong as the mango piece was, so I liked it better personally. If you want more spicy flavor, though, go for the mango.
The white truffle here must be the "Lavender" flavor, and it was basically scentless. However, under the medium thickness shell I found a light purple cream with a very full lavender essence. This was a good match of white chocolate and a floral flavor, if you enjoy both.
"Big Red" has the red hot candy on top of it. Since I know what red hot candies are, I wasn't surprised that a whiff of this revealed cinnamon and dark cocoa. The shell made only a soft snap when I took a bite and revealed a semi-firm center with a sharp cinnamon essence that actually made my lips and tongue tingle. This center had a slightly different texture, sort of grainy compared to other truffles in this box. You need to really like cinnamon to like this flavor, but it didn't overpower the chocolate.
Two of the truffles were milk chocolate. The first of these, with a honeycomb pattern on top of the milk chocolate truffle on the lower left hand side, was aptly named "Honey Pot." This had a milk chocolate and sweet honey scent that I would have recognized without a name for this truffle. The lower half of this shell is very thick, but the top 2/3 of it breaks easily when I take a bite. Inside is a very soft, creamy, sweet center that blends smoothly with the chocolate.
The final piece was a unique "Root Beer Float" flavor that even the White Chocolate Acolyte enjoyed, for all his claims of disliking other types of chocolate. This had a raised swirl pattern on the top of it and a definite root beer scent that overwhelmed the cocoa before I took a bite. The scent did not match the taste, and the creamy tan center had a very light root beer flavor that let the milk chocolate strongly through to create an interesting flavor. It would have never entered my mind to add chocolate to my root beer, but I might have to try that now after this piece.
This particular box of truffles we reviewed is very similar to their Ultimate Truffle Assortment, which is very, very reasonably priced and comes in several assortments and sizes. Honestly, it is worth your time to give them a try, because you may discover some wonderful flavor combinations you have never thought of before.
Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.