What would you think if I told you I spent Sunday afternoon taste-testing chocolate truffles?
Would you be just a tad envious?
What if I told you that all of those truffles can be yours. It’s true. Every single one of them can be yours (and I sampled close to 15 different types) … and it’s all thanks to this guy …
I fell under Justin’s culinary charm when I tasted his fruits of passion / coconut macaroon indulging in a passion fruit 4 way . The entire dish just blew my mind and my taste buds. I was hooked pretty much from first bite. After my blog post, Justin emailed me … and … we became friends :0)
We’ve been meaning to get together for a chocolate truffle date for long time … but … well … my life totally got in the way of that.
So when Justin invited me over to his wonderland of truffles … I showed up and brought the lovely and talented Deb Ransom with me. Justin had his own photographer on site too … the hilarious, wickedly talented Marc Brigden (MarcMyWorks photography) … and the four of us spent the afternoon snapping pictures, chatting away about the different flavours, giggling over some of my random flavour combinations and well … obviously … eating truffles.
Lots and lots of wonderful delicious truffles.
I’d like to claim that one is the VERY BEST TRUFFLE I’ve ever tasted … but well … I’d be lying. Because they are all pretty awesome. The flavour combos are insanely lovely … some subtle, others not so much … all rich and creamy … and so original.
My first favourite of the day was the sailor jerry’s & eggnog. You can take the girl out of the whalesbone … but I guess you can’t take the whalesbone out of the girl :0)
My second new favourite was the bourbon pecan … or maybe it was the vanilla cognac … which Justin says reminds him of Switzerland … it looks like a beautiful snow ball … but it tastes oh so much better than snow ;0)
After a mini break I went back in and the amaretto toasted almond pretty much rocked my world … one bite … the toasted almond and the fudgy ganache filling … mother of pearl … an absolute delight to the senses.
Feel free to contact Justin if you’d like some of these truffles … they make great Christmas treats for friends, loved ones , co-workers (your boss) … or for yourself. Go ahead. You deserve it. They deserve it. These truffles might just be one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. For Realz.