Just the mention of anything to do with nuts and chocolate and I'm there; so after reviewing Godiva's Cake Truffle Flight, it was on to the appropriately named 'nut lovers' option.
Filled with a selection of pralines/nutty caramels this option sounded absolutely ideal and followed the same concept as all of the Truffle Flights in that it was meant to be a tasting experience working through the various truffles
The 'Flight' started with a Salted Almond Praline, once again Godiva's classic chewy truffle reigned supreme in terms of satisfying texture but this chocolate was very lightly flavoured with only a slight hint, after chewing and savouring it for a while I eventually realised what it reminded me of - just like almond butter!
Hazelnut Crunch was the next offering, a hazelnut praline surrounded in milk chocolate and crushed hazelnut pieces. Personally I think a hazelnut praline is the bench mark for how good a praline is and everyone I have I always compare to Hotel Chocolat's Dizzy Praline, my favourite in terms of sweetness/strength of nut roast etc. Unfortunately this chocolate was no where near as good and I felt it was completely lacking in terms of hazelnut flavour.
Thankfully things picked up a bit with the Pecan Caramel; a pecan style cream with caramel. The pecan offered a different flavour to the chocolate as a whole whilst the caramel was extremely sweet - much like the caramel filling in Galaxy Caramel. However it was still a pleasurable and enjoyable chocolate.
Butterscotch Walnut that followed also offered a liquid caramel centre, this time sandwiching a walnut praline style filling. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of walnuts in their pure raw nut form; however in this chocolate the walnut flavour was absolutely divine and the more earthy flavours paired lovely with the sweeter caramel.
Still keeping with the walnut theme the fifth truffle in the box was a Maple Walnut; the epitome of how stodgy/chewy (in a good way!) Godiva's truffles are; a deeper maple flavour just brought images of trekking through a Canadian forest to mind whilst the walnut had a lovely rich, earthy, nutty flavour.
The final truffle in the box was something light and relatively neutral to cleanse the palate - in the Nut Lovers box this was a Pistachio truffle. Personally I adore the unique sumptuous flavour of this pistachio and this truffle was certainly no let down! Creamy, light, gorgeously yet subtly flavoured. A perfect way to end the box.
This Truffle Flight was certainly a lot better than the Cake Truffle flight I had tried previously; it may have been down to personal preference with me being more of a 'nut lover' but I felt that in terms of quality and flavour this box was a lot more consistent. Although once again I question the whole 'tasting experience' of the idea due to the larger portion sizes of the truffles, you'd be unlikely to eat all in one sitting.
Taste - 7.3/10 - A nice selection and consistent in terms of good, decent flavours.
Textures - 8.2/10 - Personally I love the thicker feeling to Godiva's truffles, the fillings were smooth and rich.
Appearance - 7.4/10 - Presented nicely and come with a good detailed nutrition/tasting booklet.
Price - 5.9/10 - I still think these are overpriced for $16 for 6 truffles, you could get better.
Overall - 7.2/10 - A good selection of substantial, satisfying nut chocolates.
WHO FOR?An ideal gift for nut lovers!
WHERE TO BUY?Via Godiva's website here.