12.6.12

Just Truffles - Handmade Dairy Free & Vegan Truffles

You have probably heard me moan that good dairy free chocolate is becoming impossible to find. Supermarket own brand dairy free chocolate tastes cheap and is over priced. I have been browsing online but it’s not an ideal solution hardly a great way to solve a sudden onset of chocolate cravings. In theory dark chocolate is dairy free but this is not always the case. Let me also tell you I have an incredible sweet tooth and cannot tolerate chocolate with more than 60% cocoa. This is why I loved Sweet Williams/Humdinger dairy free white buttons.  I say "loved" because the supermarkets stopped stocking them.

Just Truffles - Handmade Dairy Free & Vegan Truffles

In the past I have been gifted Booja Booja champagne truffles which are lovely but an expensive indulgence.  So I’ve been browsing the internet and I came across Just Truffles Hand Made Dairy Free & Vegan Truffles.  They also offer regular dairy (milk) chocolates and sugar free chocolates.

Just Truffles - Handmade Dairy Free & Vegan Truffles

The dairy free menu is varied with 15 different truffles available. I decided to buy a box of 6 truffles (£4.60 plus postage).  I went for the mainly nuts box which contains 1 of each - brazil nut, marzipan, almond, hazelnut and 2 dark chocolate. 

Just Truffles - Handmade Dairy Free & Vegan Truffles

Overall the truffles score highly in terms of presentation and quality but a couple let me down on flavour.  I enjoyed the almond and hazelnut but the others tasted like they had been doused in alcohol. The level of alcohol was overwhelming and it makes you momentarily wonder if you should be breathalysed before driving a car!  To be honest I am still a little confused. There are alcoholic flavours on the menu but it doesn't state that the flavours in my box contained alcohol.  


Obviously, everyone’s taste buds are different so I don’t want to discourage you from trying. If you have multiple allergies then I would be cautious about ordering.  Check with the Company regarding cross contamination. I have no information regarding their dedication to Free From manufacturing processes (if there is such a thing!). I am fortunate not to suffer anaphylaxis to milk so I can take a risk.  So for now it’s back to Google and I shall see what else I can find, all in the name of research of course!


6 comments:

  1. I am loving this research. May have to order some to see what I think. You know to help you with your research. ;)The only thing is I am not a huge fan of chocolate with alcohol in them. x

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    1. No I hate alcoholic chocolate as well, I haven't had a chance to ask the Company why that happened because unless I have been really daft I didn't expect to get them. I think it should be clear on the website.

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  2. Oh no! It's good you're finding new alternatives, can't say I'm a big fan of alcohol in truffles though either. Your comment about being breathalysed after eating them made me kinda chuckle :) xox

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    1. finding alternatives is a tough job but I am happy to sacrifice myself for the sake of the blog & other allergic people, seriously thought I was going to get up & fall over drunk lol I will confess I don't drink much alcohol these days so it was a shock to the system

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  3. Lovely review, I'm not a fan of alcohol in chocolates, which is odd considering how much I like alcohol & chocolate lol!
    I tried the Conscious Chocolates, but they had a weird texture & I didn't like how they had to be chilled, I like my chocolate at room temperature. Luckily for me though I adore dark chocolate so I can stick to that as long as its milk free :)

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    1. I am the same separately not a problem but together alcohol and chocolate are not a winner for me. Not sure I want to give Conscious chocolate a try now.

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