I’ve gone off on pomegranates before, so I’ll spare you those details (but feel free to clicky clicky). And you know, I love pomegranate and I love chocolate – but alas, the combination isn’t always a winner. Bad Girl Chocolates* makes a kick-ass pomegranate truffle, so I had high hopes for the version from Robin Chocolates.
Like I mentioned yesterday, the technique behind Robin Chocolates’ molded chocolates is pretty astounding. This pomegranate truffle comes in a gem-like mold, like a rounded dome with facets cut into it. And it. is. perfect. The sides are thin and uniform, and the bottom seal is immaculately smooth.
The ganache inside has a nice texture, but I’m not blown away by the flavour. It has the tartness that I expect from a pomegranate ganache, but that’s about it. You’re left wondering if it’s pomegranate, or maybe a citrus combination (without the brightness) or maybe even sour cherry (not quite sour enough). I’m all for subtle, but this is a little too subtle for my taste.
* Disclaimer: I have breakfast with Kelly, the brains and hands behind Bad Girl Chocolates, once a month. She’s lovely, but even if I didn’t think she was lovely, I would recommend her pomegranate truffle.