You would think this would be an easy process, but I can tell you that it's sort of agonizing. We want to try EVERYTHING. Now.
This week, we headed straight for the candy bar section by the registers and decided on the Milk Chocolate Truffle bar.
Trader Joe's describes this as "made with caramelized milk, resulting in an extra creamy, smooth texture." A 3.5 oz bar will set you back $1.99.
My Take: I judge all milk chocolate against Hershey Bars and Kisses. Hershey's may not be the fanciest, but in my mind, it is the quintessential milk chocolate. Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar is as described: smooth, creamy and tastes quite rich. I dare say, it tastes "luxurious." The caramelized milk adds just a hint of coffee flavor...or maybe I'm just craving a latte. This is a chocolate bar to savor, although, I wolfed down half of a bar in about 2 minutes flat. Giving it 4.5 stars only because I still think I'd reach for a Hershey bar over this if they were side by side.
Overall rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Kiddo's Take: Based on my many experiences at Godiva (due to my mom's free chocolate card), I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a truffle from there and this Milk Chocolate Truffle bar. You can distinctly differentiate between the semi-hard outer layer and the rich, creamy, and of course, milky, inner part. All in all, if you are looking for a truffle in bar form (and a lot of it), this is what to get.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars