Updated: Aug 27, 2020
I am not into the commercial nature of many created holidays. However, I have to say that I was blessed beyond belief when I received a photo scrapbook filled with beautiful pictures of my little girl and chocolate from La Maison Due Chocolat for Mother’s Day! Totally unexpected!
I had the good fortune of trying their chocolate the last time we were in Paris. In fact, I talked about my La Maison Du Chocolat experience in my book “In Pursuit of Purity, The Paris Chocolate Files” so make sure to check it out! Nevertheless, there is always something to say about their creations. They certainly don’t disappoint.
Thanks to this wonderful gift I was able to try their Plain Dark Truffles. Don’t get the wrong impression by the name “plain” because that is far from the truth. They are called plain because La Maison Du Chocolat has other truffles that are flavored and these are not. Rather than “plain,” I refer to them being as close to “pure” as a truffle can get since I find most truffles to be so high in sugar content.
I love chocolate in its raw and purest form and do not need sugar added for me to enjoy it. So, I have created my own sweetness rating scale based on my personal preference to describe chocolates, in this case La Maison Du Chocolat truffles: 1 = no sweetness whatsoever; 2 = a hint of sweetness; 3 = well-balanced amount of sweetness; 4 = too sweet; 5 = so sweet it is repulsive.
I will give La Maison Du Chocolat a 3 on my rating scale for it is not weighed down with sugary sweetness. It has the right amount of sweetness so that it does not prevent you from tasting the natural fullness of the cacao itself. The dusting of cocoa powder, while common with truffles, solidifies this truffle’s uninhibited character.
They have a location in the USA, so if you have a hankering for some French truffles check them out! https://www.lamaisonduchocolat.us/
La Maison du Chocolat truffle brochure
La Maison du Chocolat Plain truffle
La Maison du Chocolat Plain truffles