Not Your Usual Truffle

Yes, this is a truffle.

If you’re used to dainty, bite-sized chocolate confections, then Sterling Truffle Bar will come as a shock.

It’s a veritable log of chocolate. Triangular-shaped and spanning 4- or 8-inches in length, these hand-painted truffle bars are meant to be served in slices. They make for a great, simple dessert to have on hand for last-minute parties.

Made by Sterling Confections of Redwood City, the bars come in seven flavors, including Rocky Road, Pineapple Ginger Macadamia Nut, and Banana Honey Caramel. The small version is about $14; the larger size about $25.

I’ll use my patented scale of 1 to 10 lip-smackers, with 1 being the “Bleh, save your money” far end of the spectrum; 5 being the “I’m not sure I’d buy it, but if it was just there, I might nibble some” middle-of-the-road response; and 10 being the “My gawd, I could die now and never be happier, because this is the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth” supreme ranking.

Sterling Truffle Bar (Cappuccino Liqueur with A Twist): Eye-catching with hand-painted brush strokes of deep green, the shell is a little bit waxy tasting. The interior is much tastier — layers of milk chocolate, coffee-infused white chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee liqueur, and a whisper of lemon. Creamy and very thick, the super-sized ganache filling is a decadent treat that tastes like an after-dinner cup of coffee. Rating: 7 lip-smackers.

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Date: Friday, 13. February 2009 5:10
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  1. 1

    Carolyn, ohhhhhh my goodness! Not the usual truffle but it doesn’t matter…. this is pure bliss! Absolutely chocolate-sinful :D


  2. 2

    Oh, that truffle looks just heavenly and what a gorgeous picture!

  3. 3

    Wow, that’s awesome! It looks really good!



  4. 4

    You could never and I mean never go wrong with anything with the word Truffle in it. They have to be am favorite chocolates. Yummy!

  5. 5

    You’re killing me with these chocolates. And I’m trying so hard to be good. I asked for–yes–a box of clementines for Valentine’s Day so that I can get back into my suit for the formal nights on the next Holland America cruise where we’re teaching. But chocolate or a suit. . . . Hmmmm. . . .

  6. 6

    I’ve tasted a number of these Sterling chocolate candies and I have to admit, I was not impressed. I want chocolate candies to improve upon the flavor of a good piece of chocolate, not to just layer other flavors. As to chocolate truffles, my taste always runs to the plainest variety produced with good chocolate and great cream. These seem to be similar to the Schmidt truffles, now owned by Herseys, but using different molds. I’ve never been a big fan of those either, even after they came me three dozen one afternoon.

  7. 7

    knowing me, i’d forgo the slicing and just devour it ALL BY MYSELF. in bed. with glass of wine balanced betw knees.

  8. 8

    Hmmmm… something tells me you have a bit of a fixation with chocolate :) ps I’m w/ Jaden, I’d pair with wine, even if that’s so, so wrong.

  9. 9

    What a great idea. I’ve always felt like one truffle isn’t quite enough, and could see myself eating the whole thing like a candy bar.

  10. 10

    This looks divine!

  11. 11

    This look amazing. I am having a chocolate craving just looking at it.

  12. 12

    That is the most epic truffle I have ever seen! I must have one!

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