Are you having a hard time finding a gift for that special someone that is hard to shop for? You know, it could be a friend, a coworker, your postal carrier that you want to show your appreciation for, yet you have no idea what they would want this Christmas? Well, you could always try turning to Purdy’s to help in this department! They have a new collection of chocolates that would make anyone happy! I received some of the chocolates from their new collection to try, and they were delicious! These were the chocolates we were given to taste:
- Single Origin Chocolate – Ecuador – 3 Bars
- Single Origin Chocolate – Peru – 3 Bar
- Single Origin Chocolate – Ghana – 3 Bar
- The Truona Gift Box – 15 Pieces
- The Salted Hazelnut Flake Gift Box – 15 Pieces
We had to try the chocolate bars first, as we were intrigued by the taste of chocolates form different parts of the world. We started with the Single Origin Chocolate – Ecuador – 3 Bars. This bar is made of 72% dark chocolate. The cocoa used to make this bar is from the Ecuadorian provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas.
My daughter, who is a huge lover of dark chocolate, loved how this bar reminded her of a bit of eating fudge. We were also able to taste bits of clove and fig. It was a great bar to eat, and it would be great to eat on a cold winter day to help make us feel a bit warmer inside.
We then moved on to the Single Origin Chocolate – Peru – 3 Bars. This bar is also 72% dark chocolate. The cocoa use to make this bar is found in the Peruvian region of San Martin.
When we bit into this bar, the chocolate taste was very powerful! My eyebrows went up when I took my first bite. It was so good! We were able to taste hints of fruit, especially cherries. If you or some one you know love dark chocolate with a bit of a kick, then this would be the bar for them!
My favourite of the three bars we received had to be the Single Origin Chocolate – Ghana – 3 Bar! This bar is 45% milk chocolate. The cocoa used to make this bar is found in Central Ghana in its Ashanti Region.
I’m more of a milk chocolate lover, and it had a really nice chocolate flavour. It was rich and mellowing for me. There were also hints of caramel flavour, which is another reason why this bar was my favourite out of the ones we tasted. I had to stop myself from eating too much of this bar because I would have eaten the whole thing and I would have been too full to want to taste the other chocolates we had in front of us!
We then turned to the boxed chocolates we received. The first one we tried was the Truona Gift Box. This treat was named after a 16th century Spanish treat. It is made of of two layers in order to put together Gianduja and Truffle to make one piece of chocolate. The main ingredient is its 65% cocoa from one plantation in Peru. Its soil was previously harvested bananas, and the soil has retained this flavour and hints of it can still be found in this chocolate.
It was a real treat to sink my teeth into this chocolate. It was as though I was eating two different chocolates at the same time. The top layer, Gianduja, was so smooth, with its almond/hazelnut/milk chocolate puree and a pastry flake, and the bottom layer was a dark chocolate truffle made with whipping cream and cocoa. These two layers were then encased in dark chocolate and had a sprinkle of crispy flakes to finish them off. There are a lot of flavours happening in this chocolate, and they are all good! I had to eat this chocolate slower than any of the others to make sure I caught all of the delicious flavours. This is a very decadent treat, and it is really meant to be savoured!
The Salted Hazelnut Flake chocolates were the last of the chocolates we tried. The Purdys’ milk chocolate is mixed with a pure Belgian hazelnut puree, bits of English Toffee, Himalayan Pink Salt and a lot of French feuilletine pastry flakes to give these mouth-size pieces of chocolate a great crunch.
These bars were fun to eat! They were rich and so flavourful! I really liked the Himalayan Pink Salt flaovur and the English Toffee bits you get with each bite. The Belgian puree gave these chocolates such a smooth flavour that it was great to have with the crunchy parts. Finally, I loved the artistic and playful cocoa butter tattoo that dress each one of these chocolates.
My family and I really enjoyed tasting a selection from the New Collection of chocolates from Purdys Chocolatier! They were so different, and all so good to eat! These would be a perfect gift to give that hard to shop for person on your list! I also hope you give them a try as well!
Until my next post, Readers!
Disclaimer: I received products from Purdys Chocolatier as part of a contest I won in order to write this review. The opinions expressed are my own.