I’m a big fan of the original Truffettes De France chocolate truffles from Costco. These Cocoa Truffles with Raspberry Flavor from Truffettes de France showed up in my local warehouse for Easter. The box is really pretty with a definite spring vibe! The idea of adding raspberry to the tasty Truffettes truffles seemed like a good one, but I was a bit worried that the raspberry flavor might end up being too artificial for me.
Other chocolate products from Costco that I love are the Kirkland Signature Dark Chocolate Covered Mangoes, Utah Truffles Mint Milk Chocolate Truffles, Tru Fru Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Lindt Lindor Assorted Chocolates, Kirkland Signature Macadamia Clusters, Hawaiian Sun Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts and the Kirkland Signature Belgian Luxury Chocolates.
Location in Store
These truffles are located in the seasonal aisle with the Easter treats near the back of the store. The item number is 2522519.
I had really high hopes for these because I enjoy the plain chocolate truffles by the same company but these aren’t as good as I hoped. My biggest complaint about them is the raspberry flavor is pretty artificial tasting.
For some reason, I expected a raspberry center but the truffles are solid chocolate with raspberry flavor in the chocolate. If you’ve ever had Swedish Berries before, that’s what the raspberry flavor tastes like, not at all natural and kind of a strange taste.
Don’t get me wrong, these truffles aren’t bad, they’re just not fantastic and I can see others tiring of the raspberry flavor pretty quickly. The truffles have an unsweetened cocoa powder finish on the outside that’s unique. But It’s hard for me to talk about the chocolate without the raspberry since it’s throughout the chocolate.
The 800-gram box contains two bags of truffles in it and costs $9.99 Canadian, which is much cheaper than I expected! You get a ton of truffles in each bag so I think the price is really reasonable despite not loving them.
The truffles need to be stored in a cool, dry place and the best-before date is 17 months from when we purchased the truffles. The bags that come inside the box don’t reseal so once opened I recommend storing them in a ziplock bag or transferring the truffles to a candy dish.
If you’re feeling creative these raspberry truffles can be used in baking or as a cake topper!
Five truffles contain 250 calories, 17 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, 17 grams of sugar, two grams of protein and 30 milligrams of sodium.
The truffles are pretty rich so I can’t see eating five in one sitting. Most chocolate truffles are high in calories, fat and sugar so there are no surprises her.
I’m surprised that the first ingredient is coconut oil! The other ingredients all make sense for cheaper store-bought chocolate. But I don’t see raspberry listed anywhere. Where’s the raspberry? I’m confused.
The truffles contain milk and soy and also may contain tree nuts.
Walk on by!
If you love chocolate like me, there are better ones from Costco. I recommend sticking to the Truffettes De France Original Chocolate Truffles over these raspberry-flavored ones.
Have you tried these raspberry truffles? If so, what do you think of them?
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