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Vosges Chocolate Truffles

The other day, I participated in a hamburger tasting (Andrew Mark Veety’s quest to find the best hamburger in St. Louis). One of the tasters was Riverfront Times blogger Kelli Best-Oliver. In writing up the event, she described her perfect restaurant hamburger: “Basically, I want restaurants to make the burger I make at home better than me.” If I took this description and applied it to truffles, my perfect truffle would be a Vosges chocolate truffle. While I don’t often make truffles at home (OK – I’ve only made homemade truffles once), Vosges does truffles the way that I would make them myself, only better.

Like my experimental cupcakes, Vosges makes truffles that push the envelope of what you’d expect to find in a dessert.

Vosges sent me their Sweet Coquette Collection for review. In Vosges’s own words, “The Sweet Coquette Collection uses chocolate as the medium for illustrating an array of famed aphrodisiacs that drew their histories from various parts of the world.” The collection contains truffles with Chinese star anise, rose water, pistachios, oysters, champagne, mamajuana (I had never heard of this drink from the Dominican Republic – it’s now on my tasting list), chilies, and more. While you may not like them all, this is definitely the Valentine’s Day truffle collection for the adventurous eater.

Do the Vosges Truffles Work as an Aphrodisiac?

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Yes, There is a Cupcake Tie-In

Coming up next, you’ll see my Ultimate Truffle Cupcakes. The cupcakes feature both these chocolate truffles and truffle honey.

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8 Responses to Vosges Chocolate Truffles

  1. Nancy January 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    On the one hand, I’m sorry I didn’t taste one. They sound awesome. On the other hand, it would have been a terrible waste of the aphrodisiac :)

  2. SteelCityFlan January 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    Oysters?! That’s…either fantastic or horrible. And I accidentally read “mamajuana” as “marijuana,” which tripped me up for a second ^_^

  3. bert January 31, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Anyone know which store carries these choclates or do they have to be ordered online?

  4. Erin February 1, 2010 at 7:16 am #

    So what was the verdict on the best hamburger in St. Louis??

  5. Stef February 1, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Bert – If you tell me what area you live in, perhaps the folks from Vosges can answer your question.

    Erin – It’s a year long project. You can follow along on Andrew’s blog.

  6. bert February 1, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    Hi Stef, I’m based in Seattle, Washington.

    Thanks!

  7. past perfect February 2, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    You lost me at oyster chocolate… but everything else sounds divine!!! I’m sure the genius blenders at that great chocolate company have figured out a way, like perfume blenders do, to make oysters work somehow… I actually am intrigued to try them!

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