|Divine Decadents Edible Chocolate Heart Container|
I'm going to start with a treat that was hidden in this little plastic take-out container. But before I do, any guesses as to what might be inside?
|What's inside for Valentine's Day?|
This adorable fellow was inside!
|Valentine Mouse, Divine Decadents|
Let's return to the edible chocolate heart that was our first photo of this article. Inside were packed 4 truffles. Without a flavor guide, I had to explore each truffle individually with an open mind. I did, however, use the pull down menu to try and match up a flavor title with a truffle. Judy will have to tell me how I did once this review goes live.
Let's look at each truffle starting with the center top one. It is topped with a cinnamon candy. Inside is white solid chocolate with a thin white coating. It doesn't really smell like anything to me. I take a bite and it makes almost no sound. The flavor is not what I was expecting. There is a sweet fruity flavor with a lot of sweetness. I'm really not sure what this flavor is.
The chocolate with the green drizzle has a light mint scent before I cut it open to look inside; the mint fragrance intensifies. The inside is solid chocolate truffle. The chocolate is darker but very fudgy tasting, the mint strengthens with each chew. I'm guessing that this is the Creme de Mint truffle.
The light green truffle with mini chocolate chips on the top is multiple colors inside -- I see browns, whites, greens. Could this be Irish Cream or Pistacho? There are no nuts inside and no pistachio flavor but it has a minty coolness, creaminess, and hints of chocolate or perhaps light coffee. I think this may be the Irish Cream though I'm not getting an alcoholic essence. I do like this one.
Finally the chocolate truffle with sea salt on the top. This one is solid chocolate truffle inside when I cut it in half. When I bring it to my nose I'm getting a spicy scent. The spice flavor only really comes out at the end with a bit of heat, the salt is strong but I can taste the darker chocolate throughout the testing.
That leaves the milk chocolate heart shaped box itself. The box is a mixture of scents probably from the truffles inside. The lid has a red heart that tastes like white candy died, the die isn't overwhelming but this reminds me of white bark, not white chocolate. The lid makes a soft snap when I take a bite and I'm surprised by the immediate intensity of the chocolate, it is more cacao than I was expecting. It is very creamy and has a strong vanilla flavor.This is a very tasty box and if you can pick what truffles to put inside it is a very lovely gift idea.
When I first opened the small box from Divine Decadents I found that there was minimal packing yet everything was biodegradable, like the cornstarch peanuts, or easily recyclable paper. This is a great bonus that demonstrates the loving concern for the environment that I grew up with in Iowa. Divine Decadents is a great example of how a chocolate and candy business can thrive even in small town America if the owner loves what she does and figures out what her community is interested in. I hope that the next time I'm back in Iowa I can pop in to take some video and introduce you again to Judy, the candy artist who makes all this happen.