Saturday, March 2, 2013
Easter Delights from Williams-Sonoma
Chocolate Truffle-filled Eggs came in a bag and are a bit like idealized robin eggs in a light blue color. There are three types of chocolate here: white, milk, and bittersweet covered with a candy shell. These are flavored with Marc de Champagne and amaretto-kirsch distillates but I don't think it is enough to make these non-child-friendly. These are all cocoa butter and chocolate liquor candies with milk and soy added. These are almost an inch long but seem very light in my hand. The candy coating is cool and smooth and there is a light scent of the distillates as well as sugar. The chocolate is layered like this: milk and bittersweet center, covered with white chocolate, and then the candy shell. The alcohol flavor is very intense, it actually overpowers the chocolates and burns a bit and that might make these more appropriate for adults than little kids.
Bunny Truffles included three milk and three dark chocolate with a caramel filling. These are made with cocoa butter and cocoa mass with milk and soy in case you have any allergies to wary of. They are identical but you can easily see one is dark and one is milk; I hope that shows in the photo, Sisters and Brothers. They are 1 3/8th inches long and half an inch thick. The milk chocolate bunny has a tangy sweet creamy scent and it makes a soft snap when I take a bite. Immediately my mouth is struck by creamy chocolate and then buttery caramel that almost flows out. The dark chocolate bunny's chocolate fragrance makes it through the tangy sweetness and it makes a louder snap when I bite it in half. The mix of the buttery caramel and the dark chocolate has this sharply bitter edge at first that fades into a sweeter cocoa and butter taste over a short amount of time. I really these a lot; you need to get these, Sisters and Brothers.
Mâché Easter Egg contains five different candies. The Peas & Carrots, the Spring Pops, and the Jelly Beans are not chocolate so we will not be reviewing these for you. However there were two chocolate items inside.
These exclusive chocolates from Williams-Sonoma's online store were all great and well worth the extra price. All of them also are available for free-shipping when you purchase enough in one order. This is real chocolate, no added fats, and thus I consider it to be Sacrament worthy. I hope you do, too. If you'd tried previous Easter exclusives from Williams-Sonoma let me know what you thought about those and if you have tried these, please share your opinion in a comment below.