Costco is carrying these liquor-filled chocolates for the Christmas and holiday season!
Today I’m reviewing the Costco Anthon Berg Selection of Liquor-Filled Dark Chocolates. These are only available at Costco for a short time during the holiday season.
Location in Store
You can find these liquor-filled chocolates in the aisle with all the Christmas chocolates and cookies. The item number is 293701.
The chocolates seem to be full of the actual liquor. You can taste the alcohol and feel it in your mouth. The stems of the bottles are solid dark chocolate, but the bodies are hollow and contain a good amount of liquor. The chocolate seems to be the same for all of the different liquors, but it’s hard to determine how good the chocolate is as the alcohol flavor is strong.
Jim Beam – Chocolate is pretty good. Smooth. You can definitely taste the Jim Bean. I’m not a bourbon drinker, so I didn’t like it, but I can see how people who like bourbon would.
Galliano – I liked this one. The hint of vanilla goes well with the chocolate.
Sobieski – Strong vodka flavor. Personally chocolate and vodka seem like an odd pairing to me.
The Famous Grouse – Strong whisky flavor. Similar to the Jim Bean one.
Cointreau – Not as strong an orange flavor as I was hoping for, but still a good combination.
Canadian Club – Strong whisky flavor. Similar to the Jim Bean and Famous Grouse chocolates.
Remy Martin – Strong cognac flavor. I’m personally not a cognac fan, but it seemed to pair well with the chocolate.
Drambuie – Spicy with a strong herbal flavor. I’d never had Drambuie before, but I’m guessing that’s what it tastes like! It seemed to go fairly well with the chocolate.
The Conitreau and the Galliano were my personal favorites as I felt the flavor of the liquor complemented the chocolate well.
I think all of the combinations except for the vodka make sense and I can see how people who like the liquors would love the chocolates. Everything seems to be very good quality, from the packaging to the chocolate to the liquors themselves.
I paid $22.99 Canadian for the box of 64 liquor-filled chocolates. The box comes with eight of each of the eight flavors of chocolates. The back of the package says the assortment may vary, but this seems hard to believe given how nicely packaged they are. I would be surprised if other boxes contained different numbers of the different kinds.
Each liquor-filled chocolate is individually packaged and they come neatly arranged in the convenient box.
The best before date is a year from the date we purchased them, I recommend storing them in a cool. dry, place so they don’t melt.
Two chocolates contains 140 calories, seven grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 16 grams of sugar, less than one gram of protein and zero milligrams of sodium. That’s pretty much the amount of calories, fat and sugar I’d expect to see in two chocolates.
These aren’t at all healthy but they are gluten-free. Also, they’re not safe for kids as they do have actual alcohol in them!
Taste: 8/10 for the chocolate (see below comment)
Give it a try!
People’s opinions on these will vary mostly based on whether they like boozy desserts and these specific liquors. For the right person, I could see these being a 9 or a 10 for taste.
Are these something you would buy for the holiday season? Why or why not?
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