Once in a while, a chocolate comes along and manages a statistical improbability: winning over every single member of my family after the first bite. This isn’t exactly an easy task. If it is too dark, 2/5s lose all interest. 1/5 of us do not eat white chocolate at all. (“What is white chocolate even made out of?”) Peanuts in chocolate are a welcome addition (if you ask 3 out of 5) and not-so-welcome (if you interview the other two). Coffee in chocolate…well, that’s a story for another day.
The most recent chocolate to be unanimously approved? Alter Eco Truffles.
Words fail me. These truffles – made with coconut oil, whole milk powder, cane sugar, cocoa butter, cacao beans, caramel flavor, & vanilla beans – are incredibly silky and decadent. They melt in your mouth. I wouldn’t be surprised if these truffles have inspired people to write poetry about them.
(In case Alter Eco is new to you, visit their website for more info. Fair trade and organic ingredients? Check. Compostable packaging? Check. Dark chocolate with flavors such as burnt caramel, quinoa, and brown butter? Check check check.)
Words may have failed me, but, if I remember correctly, everyone else had this to say:
“They’re SO creamy!”
“I remember you got the purple ones a long time ago. They’re both really good.”
“I think these are my favorite.”
“Are there any more of those?”
There weren’t. Be warned: Alter Eco Truffles (in Velvet) disappear. Fast.
Because they’re really good.
(This is proof I haven’t mastered the art of making coconut oil photogenic yet…)