Specially Selected’s Chocolate Truffle Eggs

Easter chocolates can typically be found in two forms: the egg, and the bunny. Eggs tend to get a classier treatment, because they’re filled, so they can be called truffles. Truffles are classy y’all.

Aldi’s foray into classy Easter isn’t bad, but it’s not the kind of stuff you’d find at a boutique shop. And that’s because Aldi can’t seem to get their descriptions right. Otherwise? They’re okay. Pretty, with a few that are really tasty, but overall just okay.

Each egg has a very thick chocolate coating. Nice and crunchy, with a nice chew. Heck, even the white chocolate isn’t bad, and I typically don’t like the stuff. The decorative touches on each piece looks great, with different types of chocolate – or a dusting of flavored sugar – keeping things simple but pretty. Heck, they’d totally pass as high-falutin’ if you put them in a candy dish. The box holds two of each piece, so you don’t have to fight over your first choice when you’re sharing. Let’s check out stash, shall we?

  • Raspberry Vanilla = Pink & sugar: white chocolate nicely flavored by the fruit sugar. Kind of a caramel look and feel of the filling. Flecks of [?] in the beige filling. Tasty. My second favorite.
  • Fruit Cocktail with chocolate cream = milk chocolate and white chocolate swirl covers…and vanilla cream that tastes like some kind of fruit syrup? Not chocolate cream. Good, but not as advertised.
  • Lemon with mousse au chocolate = dark chocolate, Yay! But this is another vanilla cream, but this time with lemon. Solid lemon flavor here. But I’m not digging the lemon/dark chocolate mix. Probably a me thing. Two nice tastes that don’t really gel together.
  • Cherry with white mousse au chocolate =Maraschino cherry flavored beige colored filling in a white chocolate shell. Does this company know what they’re selling? A bit too sweet, but I like cherries so I ate it. But I’ll pass on the second one.
  • Strawberry rhubarb = as advertised! White chocolate covering a yummy jam flavored filling. I wouldn’t have more than one because it’s too sweet. But it does nail the flavor profile it promises.
  • Mixed fruit jelly with vanilla cream = no, there’s no jelly in this egg. But the dark chocolate coating covers a tasty chocolate filling that has a flavor that I guess is jelly like? I don’t care – the chocolate is delicious, and the filling is the tastiest of the bunch, even if I can’t figure out what that flavor is supposed to be.
  • So bust out a box of these if you’ve got last minute company coming. They’re pretty enough to look good on your table, and without the descriptions they’ll pass as nicely inoffensive holiday treats. Just don’t expect more than that, and you’ll be fine.

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    Denise Kitashima Dutton has been a reviewer since 2003, and hopes to get the hang of things any moment now. She believes that bluegrass is not hell in music form, and that beer is better when it’s a nitro pour. Besides GMR, you can find her at Atomic Fangirl, Movie-Blogger.com, or at that end seat at the bar, multi-tasking with her Kindle.