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  1. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I am actually quite fond of truffles – in all their rich indulgant glory!!!

  2. Fiona

    I want you with a dark chocolate coating.


  3. CheezyK

    “potpourri mixed with cat lady” – I have tears, your way with words is so delightful!

    Oh and I was super excited to see that She Chocolat have a stockist in Queenstown, now I just have to remember about them for the next six months …

  4. Margaret

    I prefer blocks of chocolate. A while ago I made some chocolate muffins and they just sad and looked at me for several days. I find chocolate flavoured things a bit overwhelming at times.
    I just got a copy of Dr Sue Shepherd’s new food intolerance cookbook and there is a divine looking caramel cheesecake in there! Must make.

    I really have the cooking & baking bug at the moment – I just need more time and more freezer space to store it in! 🙂
    I also have a polenta craving at the moment.

  5. Lou

    Oh oh oh I’ve been there! It’s quite close to where I’m from… beautiful spot at Governor’s Bay. I actually agree on the sweetness-factor – I found the chocolates I tried delicious but really really sweet. I prefer the super dark, bitter kinda choco-treats. I did love the date though, however sweet 🙂 The cafe is so amazingly groovy… with beautiful views to boot. Ahhhh makes me miss home.

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh my that cross section is quite lovely! Although yes I agree the dark chocolate would be a really nice contrast to the sweetness of the medjool date. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to grab a date and some dark chocolate… 😉

  7. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    For my go to chocolate – definitely blocks. But I also love truffles, so we have a point of difference there 🙂 I’m less fond of chocolate desserts though, and not at all fond of chocolate cake (most cakes anyway; chocolate mousse cake might be an exception).

  8. Johanna GGG

    all sounds good – I treated myself to a peanut butter praline chocolate at lunchtime so I guess that puts me in the truffle camp – though I love a good bar of chocolate too (ahem though not quite as good as many that you review) and I love chocolate desserts – does that make me not particularly fussy as long as chocolate is involved?

    As for the truffles you tried, the shape of the lime and pepper fascinated me – it looked broken and then I realised it was just a funny shape – I do like the presentation of truffles – they are usually so cute

  9. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Oh wow those dates are truly beautiful! I’m a chocolate dessert girl myself, but I won’t turn away truffles or chocolate bars.

  10. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Wow. Artworks! 😀

    You know I’m not a chocolate eater. Apart from that, I usually opt for the plainest version of things available. I don’t know why, I go for simplicity.

  11. Three-Cookies

    Dates are already very sweet to start with, I can imagine a small amount going a long way.

  12. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Decadent dates? Sign me up.
    Sensual butter just makes me think of sexual chocolate.
    Truffle and bars are a bit too much chocolate in one sitting for me but I’ll happily devour chocolate dipped fruit, nuts, pretzels, etc…

  13. Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco

    Why do these need to look so amazing? Now I need chocolate.

    Key words: need, now

  14. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Putting an “or” in that question is illogical.

  15. Errign

    Hmmm, tough question! I think truffles are definitely the most decadent, but occasionally, a warm brownie sundae can’t be beat!

  16. Ellie@Fit for the Soul

    omgoodness girl~that date chocolate one looks so good!! I truly love these shots, too! So clean and they show exactly how the chocolates look inside. Great job! And I usually prefer chocolate blocks because I can enjoy them for a LONGER period of time. The ones that are too sweet like truffles, I can usually just take one or two bites b/c of the sweetness. But once in a while truffles can be so amazing and heavn’ly too!

  17. Tracy

    Those dates look AMAZING!

  18. cherrypix

    Those truffles look like velvet! I really like the look of the lime and black pepper one, what an amazing combination for chocolate!

  19. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

    Dear Hannah,

    The cross section of that Medjool chocolate looks pretty complex but if you find it too sweet, I think I will be suffering big time! But chocolate truffles might be something that I would like to try.

  20. Dienna

    I’m a fan of truffles, and the ones you have pictured look very delectable. Truffles have a richness to them that goes beyond that of the more ordinary chocolates.

  21. Bryan

    More often than not, truffles has got too much weird fillings inside, so yes I agree with you they can be disappointing at times. I just bought a box from Haigh’s for my parents, and they were very meh. 😉

  22. Healthiful Balance

    Wow, what awesome looking chocolates!! I like all kinds. 🙂

  23. Kath Lockett

    Aw man….! Why did I go and read this just before lunch, with a rumbling tummy!???

  24. Emma

    Okay so part two of my describing how much I enjoyed your raw brownies. I didn’t have enough cocoa powder to parcel between the brownie and the icing, so I added half a block of chocolate in with the brownie base. Mmmmm. And then I used honey in the icing as that was the only ingredient of the three that I had:) So very delicious – we’ve simply devoured them!

    I like all things chocolate, it’s really quite simple. Bars are great, truffles are pricey, and desserts are easiest for me to acquire (make). Loves it all:)

  25. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    gaspppp i am dying reading this post! chocolate stuffed medjool date in more chocolate sounds fabulous. i would LOVE to sample this. i had a bite of a dark chocolate coffee bean bar this weekend and it hit the spot. 🙂

  26. Lauren

    hahaha! Potpourri mixed with cat lady. Well, truffles are my favorite. Followed by chocolate blocks and then chocolate desserts.

  27. Vaala ◪

    Ooo, I’m glad you liked them sort of. We took my parents there when they came to visit and I couldn’t stop thinking of you all the time. That sounds creepy and weird but it really wasn’t. I promise!

    Anyway, I like chocolate in dessert/baking form best. In fact my all time favourite way to eat chocolate is a chocolate and raspberry sort of self saucing pudding (but not really) cooked in the rice cooker. It’s very good. M and I will fight over who gets the leftovers the next day (because, I’m sorry, there is only so much pudding we can eat these days without feeling sick and also M will take it away from me so that he can sleep through the night because if I eat too much of it I will annoy him all night and he’ll get no sleep).

  28. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I am a chocolate truffles kind of girl but they have to be really good. I agree that dull flavour they can often have is very disappointing.

    Speaking of truffles S recently introduced me to the Lindsay and Edmund’s cafe at the back of the airport (and by back I mean right around the back near the airforce base). It is brilliant. I had such an amazing dark hot chocolate. Will post about it as soon as I can get him to take me there again.

  29. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Ohh I didn’t know you were a chocolate bar girl more than a truffles girls hehe I think I like both can’t really choose hehe I’d love to try the sweet date caramel one 🙂 I think it’s because it’s so sweet 😛 I’d love to get my hands on these She Chocolates!

  30. Silvia

    These truffles look great! I normally buy myself chocolate bars prefered over truffles, but I never say no to truffles either.
    (Maybe that will change, I just ate part of a moldy one… yuck!)

  31. Agnes

    No no nooooooooooooooooo…. how can a medjool date possibly be improved by adding chocolate. I just can’t go there.

    I think truffles tend to look better than they taste, which is such a shame because they are generally so pretty.

  32. Camille

    They look beautiful! Love the lavender idea, as well as the lime and black pepper. That never would have flown at my old job. But now, I get to make the decisions… 😉

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