Sep 19, 2013

Great Finds: GODIVA Truffle Flights

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds

GODIVA cake truffle flights Great Finds: GODIVA Truffle Flights

I’m sure you all know, but I’m pretty obsessed with truffles. I mean, what is not to love, right? Chocolate coatings filled with oozy, rich and creamy ganache? I’ve used thousands over the years on my dessert tables, piling them high in compotes and on cake stands. I’ve tried truffles from everywhere. I dare you to test me. Don’t because the list is too long. My standard for truffles is very high. So I was blown away when I tried out GODIVA’s brand new Truffle Flights™. Yes, you heard that right. Like a wine flight collection that people have at wine tasting parties. But way better. Because we’re talking about truffle flights, folks. I mean is there anything better than getting friends together and exploring flavors, textures and aromas of chocolate truffles? Brilliant. I’m not sure we even need to have wine at this party if these are involved! No need to pile these high on a platter for a party, either. Simply lay out the truffles on a plate in the order they are intended to be eaten and enter the journey.

Okay, let’s get down to business. There are six different GODIVA truffle flight experiences. I tried every single one. It may have been in one sitting. {it would happen to you so don’t even go there}. The truffles are placed in order for the ideal tasting experience and each flight tells a different story. Just like with a wine flight, you want to experience the journey by tasting new gustatory surprises as you are working your way through the collection. The Nut Lovers Truffle Flight is my personal favorite. I DARE you not to gobble down the Hazelnut Crunch before the Salted Almond. Actually, you’ll want to taste the Salted Almond before Hazelnut Crunch because of the order of the truffles since the flavors move from nutty to deeper caramelized flavors as you move along. I was tempted to eat that Hazelnut Crunch first. They are THAT good. I also think you’ll all love the Cake Truffle Flight. This collection is colorful and great for birthdays and parties. There’s a sprinkled birthday cake truffle, a cheesecake truffle and even a red velvet cake truffle in this one. This is a great birthday gift. Hey, you can even decorate the top of a buttercream birthday cake with these truffles because they are so colorful! The Dark Decadence Truffle Flight is wonderfully decadent and indulgent. It has a Chocolate Soufflé truffle, a Chocolate Lava Cake truffle, and an Aztec Spice truffle. Beyond. There’s also a Milk Chocolate Lovers Truffle Flight {bookmark that for Valentine’s Day}, a Heavenly Mousse Truffle Flight {look no further for a hostess gift}and an Ultimate Dessert Truffle Flight {Crème Brulee truffle, anyone?}.

My love for GODIVA just entered a whole new level. Want the scoop on all the truffle flights? Check them out here. This is a great find. I know what I’m getting everyone for the holidays…

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*I’ve partnered with GODIVA on this post because I really love this product. All opinions are my own.

 

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20 Comments for: “Great Finds: GODIVA Truffle Flights”

  1. These look so good.

  2. I love this idea of flights. Very cool idea!

  3. Just clicked on Godiva site. That pecan caramel looks incredible!

  4. Amy – I love this idea also. Do you eat each truffle and move on? Or do you take a bite or cut it and share and move on? Just wondering how it works. I’m going to try this for sure! -Bryn

    • Bryn,
      If you are having people over and not everyone wants to eat a whole truffle, I would suggest cutting them in half. However, some of the truffles have two different types of ganaches in them so make sure that you cut it so you get the full taste of the truffle. I hope this helps:)
      xo-Amy

  5. My mouth is watering!!!! Yum

  6. I like the idea of pairing these with wines as well for a wine and truffle tasting party. Are there any particular wines you would recommend? Maybe a Pinot Noir?

    • Stacy,
      I like that! I think a pinot, cab, merlot, zinfandel would go well with the darks. Also, a port. A port or muscat may work well with the milk chocolates. Make sure to send the AAE team an invite!
      xo-Amy

  7. Never thought of godiva for colourful chocolates. i like!

  8. I do love the idea of this as a birthday gift. Very cute for holiday gift giving in my office as well. Everyone always brings bad treats, but these will get everyone excited. -Sandi

  9. I’m ALL over this!!!!!

  10. Wow, these look great!

  11. I have to try the red velvet. Thanks for the recommendation Amy.

  12. I love the idea of flights. Every single one of those truffles looks amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  13. I am running to Godiva now to bring these as a gift to give to the host of my dinner tonight!

  14. Wow! Those sound amazing. Great idea for holiday gifts!

  15. These look so you my. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions

  16. These look so yommy. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions

  17. These look so yummy. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions

  18. Looks so yummy! Can’t wait to go get some tomorrow!

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