While the name Sugar Plum Chocolates sounds a bit retro, there is nothing old-fashioned about their truffles and bars. Purely Pomegranate is a perfect example. This 2.5 ounce vegan dark bar is made from Belgian chocolate and enhanced with little seeds that give it bursts of fruit flavor, surprising bits of texture, and an intriguing tang. The bars also come in banana and peach.
Sugar Plum offers 18 different truffles: Caramel, Irish Creme, Chai, White Russian, Coffee, Lemon Meringue, Strawberry, Rum, Black Raspberry, Tiramisu, Champagne, Chai, Pomegranate, Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Pecan, Cappuccino, Caramel, and Creme Brulee. I sampled the Pomegranate with its thick dark chocolate shell and pomegranate infused ganache. It had a hint of tanginess, not as much as the vegan bar, but enough to enhance the chocolate’s intensity.
The both items are packaged in a very clean, appealing design. The bar in a hard box with an inner sleeve and re-closable top. I wish other producers would use this, as it keeps the chocolate fresh and neat. The truffles came in a pebbly textured milk chocolate colored box with shiny plum calligraphy and a festive ribbon.