Can I Tempt You?
I was totally overwhelmed by these chocolates with both taste and presentation. Novembers box have a 'pudding' theme, they are a winner with me, especially as I have a love of desserts and puddings. Lemon Meringue Truffles, Eton Mess Truffles, Apple Crumble Truffles...........all are British favourites.
I had no idea a chocolate tablet was hiding underneath the top row of chocolates! Such a wonderful surprise - I hadn't read the notes carefully enough that came with the chocolates. My box of chocolates were handmade by Gill who says to enjoy before February 2011 - they won't last that long Gill.
The first chocolate I tried was a dark chocolate 73% cocoa solids, lemon meringue truffle - the dark chocolate is silky smooth and underneath is a crunchy meringue layer and a thick layer of smooth creamy lemon truffle. The chocolate has just the right amount of sweetness and the lemon meringue truffle is pure heaven. A very carefully chosen milk chocolate bar with salted peanuts and butterscotch to follow... Oh my goodness!
Eton Mess Truffles are made from dark chocolate 73% cocoa solids, I love Eton Mess and these are made with small pieces of freeze dried strawberry and meringue pieces. The balance of chocolate, cream, dried strawberry and meringue is perfect - they melt in the mouth effortlessly. Milk Chocolate Treacle Tart Bar (how beautifully descriptive), we love treacle tart and this again was chocolate tasting heaven.
Milk Chocolate Apple Crumble Truffles these are milk chocolate 43% cocoa solids with pieces of biscuit, dried apple and nibbed hazelnuts. Yes, it really did taste like apple crumble. To follow Dark Chocolate 73% cocoa Orange & Hazelnuts Bar - chocolate and orange is a classic, added to this are whole hazelnuts to please us even more.
The chocolate box when you open it up and before you break the seal to reveal the contents.
Ex-lawyers turned chocolate entrepreneurs, Helen and Simon Pattinson, founded Montezuma's in 2000 hand making their chocolate with one little machine and one shop in Brighton.
Thank you Montezuma's and Abi.