Foodbuzz sent me some free samples. I love free samples. Who doesn’t? They partnered with Cowgirl Chocolates and sent some my way.
The whole concept is the Western cowgirl– a little spicy, a little sweet, and really very endearing. The packaging is great– signature red, with a teensy little cowboy boot decorating the package. Aw.
They managed to pack one of each flavor in this teeny box– I was surprised!
1/4 pound of chocolate in that box.
The chocolates were half spicy, half not-spicy (“Mild Mannered”), and one piece of habanero caramel as a bonus. The chocolate itself is very good, with a nice, rich flavor. The mild flavors (milk, double dark, orange and raspberry lemon) were good and well flavored, but not anything unique or special. The spicy ones? Excellent and very unique. I suppose that there’s nothing new about mixing chocolate and spice (mole, anyone?) but it’s rare to find it in a truffle. My favorite was the raspberry dark chocolate, which had just a hint of pepper, not overwhelming at all. My least favorite was the habanero caramel– the caramel itself was great, but it was just a bit too spicy for me. I, however, am a wimp, so if you like spicy and sweet, I think you’d love Cowgirl Chocolates.
I’d say order a box for valentine’s day– which is coming up, right? Stick with the spicy and you have a unique gift for a chocolate lover who isn’t satisfied with plain old Godiva.