This past week, Sucre sent me their holiday Sugar & Spice collection to sample and review. I have to say that the photos I took just couldn't capture how pretty these confections are — glossy, sparkly and perfectly formed.
The collection includes three different truffles:
Gingerbread Milk Chocolate — Delightfully spicy, this truffle had a thick, rich milk chocolate ganache filling infused with all the spices that say holiday. The bite from the ginger gave it a special kick which I loved.
Candy Cane White Chocolate — This pretty, speckled truffle has a smooth, creamy, minty center. A lovely balance here which keeps thing from tasting too sweet. The mint wasn't overpowering — so important when you have mint truffles in the same box with other truffles!
Eggnog Dark Chocolate — Great eggnog flavor with a hint of nutmeg. The sweet, silky center was offset nicely with a hint of bitterness from the dark chocolate shell.
I thought this was a great collection — well balanced and with all the flavors I associate with the holidays. Plus, these are so pretty, that they would make a wonderful hostess gift, or look very pretty set out on your holiday table.
Sucre is located in New Orleans, but you can purchase their truffles through their online shop. And this holiday season, Sucre is donating a portion of their sales to the LA/SPCA to help animals in need. Sweet!