Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Russell Stover Truffle Gift Box

Normally we associate chocolate with gifts for women but the simple fact is as the men who follow, read and enter contests on The Chocolate Cult demonstrate our Sacred Substance has universal appeal not limited by biological sex.  Father's Day is approaching fast in the USA and your Chocolate Priestess has gifts of chocolate sent out to her two fathers.  Others of you might not have thought this far ahead though and very soon ordering online will get more expensive if you want him to have his chocolate by Sunday, June 20, 2010.  Add into the fact that ordering now in the summer generally entails extra shipping fees and you might want to look in your local area for good cocoa gifts.

If you really put things off you can find decent, nicely boxed in most stores these days.  Russell Stover generally has good quality chocolates and today and next week I'm going to look at two options from them that I found on sale in our local CVS of all places!  This is just their truffle collection in a 12oz box that includes seven different truffle combinations that aren't particularly complicated and thus should fit the palate of most folks who just like chocolate pure and simple.

Three pieces is one serving with 240 calories, 9g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 1g fiber, 24g sugars, 2g protein, 2% vitamin A, 4% calcium, and 6% of the daily iron your body may need.  So not the world's healthiest but if you can trust your Dad to eat it in moderation, or better yet, show him how to eat it in moderation or share with you, it's a holiday, celebrate!

There is one white chocolate truffle dusted with cocoa but inside is a dark, creamy and heavily vanilla flavors center.  There are three milk chocolate truffles -- the one with jimmies has a deep, dark center but the plain milk one has dark slightly fruity center while the one with white stripes across it has another very vanilla white center.  The three darker truffles include one with milk chocolate lines that has a dark, fruity and yet vanilla center, one covered with jimmies that has a fruity and lighter textured center of dark chocolate, and finally a plain dark piece that has a white vanilla center hidden under it.

So simple yet pleasing combinations for a reasonable price.  I notice there are often coupons in our local paper for Russell Stover gift boxes near holidays so check your paper, too. Tune in next week when I'll look at another option from this company in time for Father's Day or any other event you can think of.

Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.

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