November 14, 2008, by CocoaZilla
Truffettes de France: A Costco Special
If you happen to be browsing around your local Costco this November and December, keep an eye out for Truffettes de France, Chocolate French Truffles dusted with cocoa powder. Costco brings these in by the pallet full every holiday season, but if you try and find it online good luck, it’s not there. This is an in store special only. And it is special, for $9.99 a 2lb box, good luck beating that. But just because it’s low cost, is it low taste?
At first, it doesn’t look like much, in fact it looks pretty gross.
Actual size: inch across, inch tall and inch wide.
Inside, they look pretty much the same:
With a little light and with no light, you can see just how dark this truffles are.
But how do they taste?
The first ingredient is vegetable oil and that’s pretty prevalent from the texture as soon as you start chewing. Not to say that it’s bad, it’s certainly smooth, but it’s not the milky smoothness you expect from a truffle. It is most certainly a very dense piece of chocolate.
It’s sweet and very chocolatey tasting with a faint crunchiness of sugar in the background (that or my sample piece rolled in sand) and while it’s good, I know I couldn’t possibly eat more than a couple of pieces. After that, sugar coma will set in and I’ll start to feel sick from the overload.
The verdict: buy them and set them out at your next holiday gathering. They’ll be sure to disappear but you won’t be tempted into eating the whole box in one sitting and then fall victim to early onset sugar comas.