Booja Booja have created a luxury box of vegan and dairy-free truffles.
I have been searching for chocolate truffles for a friend of mine who follows a strict vegan lifestyle, she has been vegan for the past eight months, but still loves to eat chocolate, albeit dairy-free, and animal-cruelty free. To find chocolate truffles which fit the bill has been some feat - they're not that easy to come by - and I didn't want to buy something off the internet because the chocolate rarely matches up in size/projected quality when they arrive.
Thus I popped in Eighth Day co-operative on Oxford Road in Manchester, where I found this box of Booja Booja chocolate truffles, which have won me over.
These truffles have both style and substance: the box is a sleek package of dark brown with 'Booja Booja' written in gold. It screams luxury and makes the perfect gift.
On the back of the box you'll find the ingredients, and you can clearly see the dairy-free content, and the amount of sugar (agave syrup), added, which I like.
I bought these truffles for £8.00, and I have to say they were worth every penny because my friend was over the moon. Not only are they suitable for her diet, but they are delicious. I got to try these truffles, and I can honestly say they don't taste like 'healthy' chocolates, but have a luxurious quality to them reminiscent of more expensive chocolate gift boxes.
The truffles taste like a mixture of cacao with sugar and cream (even though they're dairy-free). They're a simple, uncomplicated box of chocolate-joy. The truffles are generously sized, so don't fret about the idea of them being tiny, plus I bought a box of 12, so there was plenty to go around.
If you are interested in trying dairy-free chocolate, Booja Booja is one of the best independents in this niche market. They work closely with their growers, and mean it when they say they're one of a kind. I've yet to find a serious contender and they made a friend's birthday that much more special.