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  1. Lou

    I was given a Haigh’s chocolate fish when I was pregnant…. I seriously had a sugar hangover for 2 days after consuming it. SO SO SWEET. I agree.

  2. Ash

    Actually, I really like their shiraz truffles. Also the champagne. And for Harry Potter Days, their chocolate frogs.


    1. Hannah G

      I was also going to add their chocolate frogs! A staple of any HP day. for what its worth, HTW, I’ve also enjoyed some of their honeycomb things, but it sounds to me like Haigh’s and you is just a relationship that is not going to work out 🙁

  3. Sarah

    It devastates me that they took lemon flavour and ruined it. I’ve never tried Haighs but hear they have dark chocolate mint frogs. One day those froggies will be mine!

  4. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I may have snorted (in an entirely ladylike way you understand) on reading the unadulterated tasting notes for the praline truffle. I have definitely grasped that truffles are not your thing 😀

    I am now curious, though, as to whether I would like Haighs. I like the look of all of these (sorry!) but am not fond of excessive sweetness either. I’m not sure I’m game enough to risk a sugar hangover to find out, so my occasional truffle consumption may remain delegated to other brands 🙂

  5. Sophia

    Dude!! How can you not like truffles!!! Gimme! I’ve never tried Haighs but I adore truffles, except the ones with fruit.

  6. Fatboo

    I bought Haigh’s truffles and flew them over for my folks to eat. We each had one, winced, and never touched the box since. Think we’re on the same page when we’re speaking about truffles, Hannah.

    I also bought Haigh’s choc-coated macadamia nut balls for my folks. It was okay, but the macadamias were salted, very weird, to be honest…

    In short, I’m not too sure whether I’ll be buying Haigh’s chocolates again.

  7. Winston

    Your blog is my NUMBER ONE go to blog for all chocolate reviews and also smoothie recipes haha… Interesting choice of descriptions like inoffensive but I totally get your point! Can you please compile a list of your Top 5 favourite Aussie chocolates for noobs like me who’re completely clueless in this department??? We trust your taste! =D

  8. Duncan | Syrup and Tang

    Haigh’s does a few things very well (the violet creams, lemon myrtle creams, for instance), but some things very badly too (the pineapple cream, from memory). I find the truffles a mixed bag – when I first tried some about 5 years ago they were mostly very good, but there appear to have been some changes over the years. Still, I guess it must also be said that reviewing truffles when you don’t like truffles is, well, interesting.

  9. Leah

    I thought I was the only being on the planet that thought Haighs truffle chocolates are far too sweet. Actually I think most of Haighs choc’s are far too sweet.
    Great review Hannah 😀

  10. Hotly Spiced

    I always have to try so hard to not look devastated if someone turns up to one of my dinner parties and presents me with some Haigh Truffles. They’re just not my thing. xx

  11. Emma

    The color of the raspberry truffle makes me want to gag a bit.

    Truffles are easy to mess up, and for some reason so easy to market even when they suck. Who are the people that like these?? I’d like to meet them, and question them intensively about how they live their lives in the truffley way they do.

  12. Johanna GGG

    oh you chocolate purist! I like truffles so I am sure I would be more favourable than you except that I can guarantee I would hate the cafe au lait truffle because I can’t stand coffee. So it seems that you and I would share a box of haigh’s truffles very amicably 🙂

  13. Three-Cookies

    You must really love mustard, or really hate this truffles. I rarely buy truffles, must be a reason. In fairness though, some truffles are pretty good. And they are truffles, not chocolates, they are meant to be different. But they should still be tasty, no point making something not tasty and calling it truffle in the hope of getting away with it.

  14. Kath Lockett

    I’m a South Aussie born-and-bred sheila, so Haigh’s is part of DNA and yes, I’m also a very, very sweet tooth.

    However, in Haigh’s defence, the photos show that they do look like the Madonnas of the boxed chocolate world – a bit dry, old and past their prime.

  15. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Phew, now I’m relieved you’re not a fan of truffles as well! 😉 I don’t like them at all because … well, I like to know what I get, and I really don’t like alcohol or other strange flavors in sweets.

  16. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    I’m glad the mocha truffle saved Haigh’s in the end. I have high hopes for anything coffee flavoured.
    I think truffling (making truffles – does it have a verb form?) sounds like one of the hardest to perfect. Think of all the trashed Valentines Day truffles in little heart shaped boxes out there

  17. Gary

    I so love Haigh’s chocolates. Aside from my old Valiant and a number of fantastic tweeps, Haigh’s would be a good reason to visit Adelaide even though they have shops in Melbourne and Sydney.

  18. Dienna

    I love truffles! Sorry you didn’t have a great experience with this brand.

  19. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    You don’t like truffles? 😮 Really? Ok well then I shall take it upon myself to eat yours 😉 No seriously, I like their berry chocs 😛

  20. Kath Lockett

    My all time, never-fail favourite Haigh’s chocolate is their violet creme. Every. single. time. Trouble is, it is eye-ball-poppingly sweet.

    Lemon myrtle is also very good, as are their shiraz truffles…. then again just a bag of their milk or dark or peppermint frogs would do the trick as well… *sob sniffle sob*

  21. Theresa

    Wait, so did your dad like the Cointreau? I made chic truffles a few weeks ago and they looked like poops but I liked them quite a lot. I meant to make others – maybe champagne truffles? – and work on my presentation, but totally forgot about that project!

    1. Theresa

      That ‘chic’ was meant to be ‘choc’, autocorrect. They were most definitely unchic.

  22. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Being a self-scarificing kind of girl (who loves truffles) I suggest in future you just give them to me! Other than that I’m really not familiar enough with Haighs to recommend anything.

  23. hungryandfrozen

    Oh noo! What a shame. Glad to hear the coffee-plus-hot-chocolate truffle was up to standard.

    Ah yes, the devil’s Cointreau – every time I think of orange flavoured baked goods/etc I remember you hate it! Which is not a bad thing, leaves more orange-flavoured stuff for the rest of us 😀

  24. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    i think i would like the last truffle too – the one with coffee and chocolate paired together. i agree with you, i am more of a dark chocolate bar type girl. 😀

  25. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Oh it’s a shame that their truffles were so bad to you 🙁 my sister loves Haighs chocolates but she only really has the ‘Orange Slices’ they are good ~ If you like jaffa flavoured goodies maybe you can try those instead ~ I’m not really a fan of truffles either so I should stay away from these hahaha

  26. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I ADORE TRUFFLES!! I hate that I’m late to comment, I feel this needs to be said earlier! 🙂 Try Koko Black’s truffles – their regular one (I think just regular chocolate or dark or something, not flavoured). It’s amazing! I have had many bad truffles though, so yes, can see what you’re saying. Do try Koko Black’s one & then if you hate that I shall allow you to never try another truffle again.
    Heidi xo

  27. Louise

    Haigh’s are often quite sweet. I used to really like the violet and rose creams but now find them too cloying. I still like the mango and the mandarin (although that’s possibly a little close to orange? It tastes quite different).