An old college friend, who currently lives in NYC, came to visit last week and gave me a lovely wooden box of truffles from Black Hound.
Chocolatiers usually fall into two categories: those who leave their truffles naked and those who enrobe them. Black Hound is in the former camp.
They make a delicious, silky, bittersweet version, with Belgian chocolate, that is everything a purist would love. It’s bite-sized, has the perfect amount of give, texturally, in that it is almost chewy, but melts at body temperature. The light dusting of cocoa, typical of a traditional French truffle reduces stickiness, and enhances the robust chocolate flavor.
According to the tag, you can also buy these flavored with: Grand Marnier, Framboise, Kahlua, Bourbon, Calvados, Rum, and Orange Zest, all of which sound tantalizing.
I also tried the milk chocolate truffles. They boasted the same textural appeal, but were much sweeter.