The pros: Trader Joe's An Assortment of Boozy Little Chocolate Truffles are relatively strong little truffles. Best of all, the serving size is a bit more realistic at 6 truffles. These are small enough to share.
The cons: This is a seasonal item.
The verdict: Trader Joe's has lots of options for the 21+ up crowd even if you local Trader Joe's can't sell you hard liquor (mine can't in NY). Last year, I review two items I absolutely adored and made it a point to stocked up on them when they reappeared this year: Brandy Beans and Liqueur Cherries. Well, I'll add these to the list of buy agains.
These are boozy enough where the aroma of alcohol hits you the second you open the box. In fact, I had to show ID to purchase these. The box even contained warnings on the back about who should not consume these (and to not operate machinery). Each is very different, but none the less well done. Best of all they are on the small size, so if you need to share you won't feel like you are going to sacrifice an entire box. Each has a few elements in common: a crisp shell and a soft boozy interior.
I grabbed the prosecco first because I like white chocolate the least. Well, it turned out those were my favorite of the entire box. As weird as it sounds there was an effervescence about these. It almost had the mouth feel of Pop Rocks, but not as intense. You could taste the prosecco which was perfectly complimented by the white chocolate. And if you are wondering why these are strong, then you'll be happy to note these are made with grappa prosecco. I wished they sold these by themselves.
The next one I reached for was the Navy Rum. Now, I was unfamiliar with the term Navy Rum, but Inside Hook mentions that this is overproof rum. This reminded me of having a rum ball. A very well done rum ball. This was really good too. It was a mix of both milk and dark chocolate.
After that it was off to the Scotch Whisky one. This was the dark chocolate one. This tasted pretty close to the rum one with the exception it did have that whisky flavor.
Last, I tried the London Gin. While I liked this, I did not love it. It did seem to have an added crunch to it that was beyond the snap of the chocolate. I did not think the gin was the perfect complement to the chocolate (but these chocolates won't be going to waste, so I'm not trying to kid myself). While it wasn't my favorite none of these will be going to waste.
For $6.99 for 36 boozy truffles, it was totally worth it. Something to have when it feels like 5 o'clock in your life. These would make a fantastic dessert, snack, gift, or gift to yourself. Worth the money, but be sure to bring your ID.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's An Assortment of Boozy Little Chocolate Truffles:
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The ingredients, allergy, warning, and flavor guide:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, Trader Joe's An Assortment of Boozy Little Chocolate Truffles is perfect as a gift to yourself or the person in your life who likes both chocolate and to imbibe in a bit of booze. These are well done and flavorful.
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