Hello Chocolate Bumble Bees
Welcome, thank you for being here, please, have a seat, or pour yourself a cup of coffee, perhaps tea, even some juice! You might be here for a while, orrrrrrrr, maybe not….. Please continue to read in order to find out the fate of these hedgehogs. I am tasting and rating a box of Hedgehogs by Rene Rey. These are milk chocolates with almond truffles. Sounds great so far right; at least I think so! First good look at the appearance of the box is that it comes across as looking expensive. The brown overall background colour with gold writing is very enticing. I could not resist when purchasing and was hopeful that the exterior matched the interior. Well, I was partly right! Each chocolate hedgehog has a nice sheen to it, smooth, and pleasant to look at, the design is simple, but it works. There are no bubbles on each hedgehog nor any scratches. It comes across visually as being a very delicious piece of chocolate. Well, that is where all of the positives sojourn. The chocolate itself is not of the worst I have tasted however, I expected much more from this boxed truffle. Good food always starts with good ingredients. In this case, they are most likely sub-standard. Next is the modification in flavour and taste of the cacao. Just by changing the method of preparation used to make this concoction or any for that matter allows for an alteration in taste. You know where I am going with this, somebody at Rene Rey is not particularly familiar with making a delicious piece of chocolate. It is truly a shame!
I am now swishing the melted chocolate around my mouth. Yes, the dissolve happened quickly but not with the right stability. I was envisioning a really smooth, buttery, flowy kind of a truffle and instead, my palate is left with an abundant amount of sugar and outright inferior ingredients. How inadequate. I had high hopes for the hedgehogs only to realize mediocre taste. Uhhhhh, being a chocolate connoisseur is hard work, but someone has to do the job, he he he!
Would I repurchase: Most likely NOT
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk Ingredients, Almonds (May Contain Hazelnuts), Cocoa Mass, Coconut, Coconut Oil, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla
Manufactured in a facility that processes: Milk, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Eggs, Soy, Sesame
ChocolisciouslyDelightful Rating: 2.3 / 5.0
Per 2 Pieces (45 g)
Amount % Daily Value
Fat 16 g
Saturated 8 g 34 % (for both Saturated and Trans)
Trans 0 g
Cholesterol 3 mg 1 %
Sodium 40 mg 2 %
Carbohydrate 23 g 8 %
Fibre 1 g 2 %
Sugars 21 g
Protein 4.0 g
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Calcium 9 %
Iron 4 %
Affordable but still Savory
This blog page is dedicated to inexpensive chocolates that are continuously, to this day, enjoyed daily by many chocolate lovers out there. I still happily delve my taste buds into a good old-fashioned, so tasty, and yet simple Mr. Goodbar. To top it off, the cost allows for a much "Sweeter" satisfaction on your fuller wallet!