Beech’s Hand Made Chocolate Truffles Review *

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If you follow and read our blog avidly, you know by now that one, we are big foodies and two, we love chocolates! We love all sorts of chocolates… truffles, white, milk, dark, nutty ones, caramel filled ones, fruity ones and even ones with nougat in them and we are proud to say that we don’t discriminate and love them no matter their shape or size. Hence when we were sent four boxes of Beech’s Fine Luxury Hand Made Chocolate Truffles by Harpak Home Shopping to review, you can imagine our sheer delight!
These handmade truffles arrived beautifully and all intact, they were packaged in a 2 part hard hat box. On the outside of the box, clear inscription of the type of chocolate with gold embossing while on the inside a picture of the union jack. Each box had a different colour theme to it, Pink for the Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles Hat Box, Blue for the Anglesey Sea Salted Caramel Truffles Hat Box, Green for the Prosecco Truffles Hat Box and Yellow for the Marc de Champagne Truffles Hat Box.
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Anglesey Sea Salted Caramel Truffles

Opening the truffles were almost like opening a present as the anticipation of what we were about to find was just immense. We opened the box to find that the truffles were packaged in little bags, we then opened them and eagerly reached for the rich milk chocolate truffles which were coated in cocoa powder.  Upon taking a bite, we tasted the smooth chocolate first then we bit into the sweet gooey caramel filling inside.  We were soon greeted with bursts of subtle flavours of sea salt in it.   The combination of flavours somehow worked perfectly and we loved it! This was also a favourite amongst our kids as well as family members who were not keen on alcohol.

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Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles

We were excited to try these pink truffles as we wanted to know what was really special about it. We inspected it first and it looked perfectly smooth with a dusting of icing sugar on it. Upon taking a tiny bite, we immediately knew that it was one of a kind.  The smooth Belgian white chocolate just melted in our mouth and it tasted heavenly. On the inside of the truffles, there was  a soft creamy centre of white chocolate flavoured with real Champagne.  The Champagne flavour was strong but not overpowering and it felt luxurious and tasted perfect.

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Prosecco Truffles

Curious about these Prosecco Truffles, we gave it a quick lick to find it was coated in icing sugar. The next bite introduced us to the smooth texture of the milk chocolate which we were already familiar and in love with. These prosecco truffles were filled with a creamy chocolate centre which was mixed with real Prosecco.  We found the initial flavour of the Prosecco too strong but this slowly mellowed down. We were not surprised that it was not our favourite as we generally prefer drinking Champagne anyday to Prosecco.

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Marc de Champagne Truffles

We inspected the Champagne truffles curiously, and similar to the earlier truffles, these were perfectly made and coated with icing sugar. Our first bite proved that we were right, this was made with quality smooth milk chocolate.  As we continued to bite deeper into the truffle, we discovered its middle was a creamy centre infused with real Champagne. Again, the flavours were dancing in our mouth, we loved the burst of Champagne as well as the smooth milk chocolate. It was perfect.

Our verdict: It is hard to pick a favourite out of the four, but clearly it was a choice between the Anglesey Sea Salt Caramel, the Champagne truffle and the Pink Champagne Truffle. We had to try these truffles many times but decided that it was a tie in the end. Because we are not fans of Prosecco, somehow the Prosecco Truffle flavour was not our favourite but if you love Prosecco, then you would certainly love the truffles as well.

Points to Note
  • The top hat boxes looks very posh and is perfect as a present for someone special, no matter the occassion
  • The truffles are all suitable for vegetarians
  • Beech cares about the environment and they seek to only work with suppliers who are eco-friendly and who believe in sustainable farming
  • There were just about 10 chocolates in each box bearing a total weight of 140g . You might think that it is expensive for so few chocolates, but do remember these are all luxury hand made chocolate and you only need one or two at a time to feel totally satisfied.
  • Harpak delivered the chocolate intact, undamaged and the flavour of the chocolate truffles were not altered.

How to eat Chocolate Truffles ?

When we do reviews, we tend to share the products we receive with family and friends and get their opinions and use their feedback into our blog post. We noticed a lot of people just ate the truffles like it was a normal bar of chocolate. So we thought of emphasizing the point that Chocolate Truffles are an item of luxury. Sit down and savour every bite of it, enjoy it with a good glass of champagne or sweet wine and let the flavours dance in your mouth. Don’t rush it, just take your time to discover each hidden layer.

How much do the Beech Chocolate truffles cost?

The 140g hand made luxury chocolate truffles cost £11.99 each

How do I purchase these chocolate truffles?

You can purchase these online by visiting Harpak’s website here.

 

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About Harpak

Harpak Home Shopping is a family run home shopping catalogue, offering customers a collection of quality products from many great British Manufactured brands and independent and newer lesser known brands.

About Beech

Beech’s Fine Chocolates is a 100% family owned business.   The company was founded in 1920 in Preston in Lancashire and since then has continued to make high quality British made gourmet chocolates to sell throughout the UK.  All their products are made entirely from Natural Ingredients, are all gluten free and are suitable for Vegetarians.

 

*  We were sent these Truffles in exchange for a review.  All opinions are our own.  Our post may also contain affliated links which means that if you click through it and make purchases, we will earn a small commission. 

 

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44 Comments

  1. February 26, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    I’ve not heard of this brand before. These truffles sound good though. I especially like the sound of the pink champagne ones.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 2:23 pm

      Its an old brand, started in 1920s, so they have been around for a while now. Pink Champagne Turffles definitely, if you love white chocolates.

  2. February 26, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    Oh my goodness check out those truffles I bet they taste absolutely amazing! I love the idea of them being handmade!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 9:53 pm

      Yes they tasted amazing Sarah

  3. February 27, 2018 / 12:24 am

    Ooh girl I love me some truffles and I can imagine how hard it is to pick your favourite box of truffles. The sea salt truffles sounds absolutely delicious 😋

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Yes totally!! The salt see and champagne ones rocked for us!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Hope you do try them Harriet

  4. February 27, 2018 / 10:13 am

    oh wow love not seen these before i love that theyre snack size too

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Yes definitely, one is more than enough, two if you are feeling indulgent

  5. February 27, 2018 / 10:40 am

    They sound delicious! Especially the pink champagne. Great that they’re handmade.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 11:28 am

      They were Kate, so good!

  6. February 27, 2018 / 10:53 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried truffles before, these look so lovely!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 27, 2018 / 11:28 am

      You must try the Jenny, they taste amazing

  7. Danielle
    February 27, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    I adore truffles and these wouldn’t last long in our house. I will have to get us some.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 8:37 am

      Yes, it did not last long at ours as well, everyone had their own favourites

  8. February 27, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    I’m not keen on alcoholic truffles but the sea salt caramel one sounds absolutely stunning x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 8:36 am

      We think you would love the sea salt caramel one for sure

  9. February 27, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    You had me at handmade truffles, yummy. I love truffles and these sounds absolutely amazing 🙂 perfect gift or a treat for yourself 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Definitely Lynne, a luxury gift for someone special.

  10. February 27, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I’ve not heard of this brand before but my mum loves truffles! These might be great as part of my mother’s day gift this year!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Super! Hope she loves it Mayah

  11. February 27, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    Ooh I love truffles, these look delicious! Might have to persuade my son that he totally wants to buy me some 😉

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Mother’s Day is coming soon Mellissa x

  12. February 27, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    We’d have to agree with you and would opt for the Sea Salted Caramel ones or the Champagne ones over Prosecco. The way you describe them is great!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thanks Baby Isabella

  13. February 28, 2018 / 7:58 am

    I love the look of these delicious truffles. I bet I would like the prosecco one as I love prosecco!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 8:03 am

      How wonderful! They have the exact flavour so you would love it

  14. February 28, 2018 / 9:36 am

    I love the fact the truffles are suitable for vegetarians so no one misses out. Personally I would avoid the alcohol ones as I’m not a drinker but the Sea Salted Caramel with the soft cocoa powder and gooey centre would be ones I’d happily demolish!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 8:16 am

      Totally! They tasted amazing Kirsty!!

  15. February 28, 2018 / 10:14 am

    I have always wanted to try the Marc de Champagne Truffles as I have seen them around but never imagined how they must taste. The Prosecco ones sound delicious as well!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 8:15 am

      So you can grab it the next time you are out or order them online from Harpak, its easier.

  16. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    February 28, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    This handmade chocolate looks really delightful. I really want to try this Anglesey Sea Salted Caramel Truffles. Yummy!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Hope you get the chance Angela x

  17. February 28, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    Oh yum, these look so tasty. I am really into salted caramel at the moment so the idea of salted caramel truffles is right up my street!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Yes they tasted amazing!

  18. February 28, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    I absolutely love truffles and happen to think that they make a fab gift. I sometimes struggle to find nut free versions, so many seem to have traces of hazelnut in them. Salted caramel sounds utterly delicious.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Yes these are fabulous gifts as they are packed perfectly in a gift box

  19. February 28, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    Ooo a do love choccy truffles and these would make ideal gifts for mothers day x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Yes definitely, thanks Melanie

  20. February 28, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    I’m the opposite to you, I prefer Prosecco over Champagne so they would definitely be my first try. They look like really luxurious chocolates in their lovely packaging

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 8:09 am

      We are sure you would Tanya, you must try it then

  21. March 1, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    I love truffles, but not ones with alcohol in them – they just taste weird to me, haha! But they do look great, though!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Try the salt sea caramel ones, they have no alcohol in them

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