Winter Wonderfuls which also come in a box if you prefer. Ours came in the bag or tote and had 12 individually wrapped snowmen. These are a vegan treat made of dark chocolate and a crunchy organic peanut butter center. Now the back wrapper claims there are 24 of these in the tote but I counted 12 only so I'm not sure why the information about the product says otherwise but it makes me suspicious of the nutritional information. That's not Taraluna's fault though they might want to talk to Sjaak's about it. The wrapper made them look a bit scary but on unwrapping them I thought these guys were rather cute. The peanut butter inside was very crunchy, I found entire half peanuts in it when I tested one of these and our Acolyte confirmed. It wasn't too sweet but it did balance the dark and think shell very well.
Organic Chocolate Assortment box which is also vegan. Mine arrived in a red box so it would be good for Christmas or Valentine's Day actually. This box had 9 very large chocolates in it that included: Coffee Truffle, Almond Creme, Raspberry Truffle, Pecan Caramel, English Toffee, Solid Dark Chocolate, Almond Truffle, Hazelnut Creme, and Peanut Caramel. Since this is not a review of Sjaak's but of Taraluna, let me just say a few words about them. Our Milk Chocolate and one of our Mocha Acolyte's helped me with the is box of great treats.
The Solid Dark Chocolate Pieces -- two, both wrapped in red foil. These are great and reminded of the Halloween chocolates we featured Halloween 2009.
The Pecan Caramel and the English Toffee. The lump on the top of the toffee is an entire almond but I felt it and the toffee was a bit too strong of the dark chocolate. The Pecan Caramel was very chewy and well balanced between the three major flavors of bitter chocolate, tangy caramel, and pecan.
The Hazelnut Creme is well, hazelnut and I just get tired of that combination. The Peanut Caramel tasted like the peanut part -- there are entire half pieces inside -- was over roasted a bit. The chocolate itself was great in both.
I got help from two Acolytes for these two. The coffee in the Coffee Truffle was very overwhelming which is saying something for dark chocolate. The Raspberry Truffle, another over done combination, was well balanced though the top red sprinkles were a bit sour.
Almonds showed up in two more pieces. The first was an Almond Creme that was very well balanced but not crunchy. The second was an Almond Truffle again well balanced, a bit more sweet and creamy inside, but not crunchy.
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