Truffles. Delicious chocolates with a creamy ganache filling. They are simple enough to make, and can even be done at home, but as with all chocolate, some truffles are better than others. Demarquette Truffles are one of the best in terms of quality, but whether you like them or not depends on your taste for dark chocolate. Because these are seriously dark.
Freshly hand rolled, Demarquette uses British sourced cream from Cornwall and Hampshire. The cream is mixed with award winning melted chocolate to form a ganache, which is then sprinkled with cacao powder.
The chocolate itself is 71.1% which is just the right amount of darkness for cooking; however, it is then sprinkled with 100% cacao powder, which is extremely bitter. At first I didn't like it, but then as I began to get used to the deep flavour, I appreciated it more. I discovered that the best way to enjoy these truffles is to bite right into the middle, so you get straight to the ganache; this way you are not overpowered by the strong cacao.
Although not my favourite truffles, they will be a delight for those in need of a seriously dark fix. The boxes are available in different sizes, starting from £9 for six truffles to £30 for 24. There is also a dairy/sugar/nut free option.