Today, Sisters & Brothers, we return to Kara Chocolates for our Sacrament. You can find a previous review of their truffles around Easter last year since some of them had an Easter theme. Chocolatiers and companies know that we get many products here and we like to mix things up. It may be months and months between reviews of their products even if they need to be consumed fairly quickly. We want to keep things interesting and space out the same creator's products. This might mean that we write reviews months before you see them which is one of the most wonderful things about computers and backing things up in your Chocolate Priestess's opinion.
Kara Chocolates sent us was a box of assorted truffles in four flavors: Chocolate, Orange, Blackberry, and Gingerbread. That last one is unique to me so I'm looking forward to discovering which one it is. Discovery is what this will be since they are not described on the website or on the box. They do have a slightly different color and type of sprinkles or flakes on their tops so I'll use those along with my nose to try and guess before taking a bite. But if you are regular reader, you know that often just looks and scent can be misleading. The box has 2.8 servings which makes it a bit difficult to figure out the nutrition but here's my attempt. The box has 8 truffles so approximately 2.8 of them make up a serving. That's impossible to divide so let's multiple the information for the nutrition then divide by two since you could eat one of each type call that a serving. If we do that, then half the box has 294 calories, 7g saturated fat, 7mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 2.8g fiber, 30.8g sugars, 2.8g protein and some calcium and iron. All of these are milk chocolate truffles by the way so there is dairy here along with soybean oil for those of you with allergies. It also has some artificial colors and preservatives.
Enough of calculating, let's try them starting from the top and working our way down one side. Remember, I don't eat an entire truffle when I try these for you, Sisters and Brothers, we have assistants who eat the rest as well as friends who love visiting to try something new each week. If I ate every thing I was sent, I'd be around 400 pounds and probably having serious health problems. Chocolate can be a healthy part of your day but only in moderation and the darker the better.
Kara Chocolates has a success with these four flavors. I have to give the greatest praise to the Gingerbread Truffle for it's uniqueness and ability to blend spices that could easily over power any other flavor with the milk and dark chocolates in these truffles. All four flavors are good and this makes them all worthy Sacraments.