I willingly overlooked my diet when a beautiful box of chocolate arrived for me from the lovely Genevie. These chocolates were handmade by the lady herself who uses the best ingredients available. The chocolate box was hand finished with silk and ribbon and no two boxes of chocolates are exactly the same which gives them an individual touch.
Genevie first started making chocolates as a hobby, but, as the requests for her deliciously delectable chocolates started flooding in she decided to open an online store. It is a family run business , her mum hand ties the ribbons and decorates the boxes, her husband created and now updates the website and her little boy has the hardest job of all, taste testing (I’m sure we all wish we were in his shoes). Genevie offers handmade chocolates as gifts that are as delicious as they are unique.
Being the generous little soul that I am I decided to share the deliciousness with a small group of friends. I chilled the chocolates prior to sampling. When we were ready, I slipped off the ribbon and opened the box to be greeted by the most amazing aroma. There was no menu card so we had great fun trying to guess what the chocolate were before we cut each open.
The chocolates looked lovely and I wasn’t sure where to start. After selecting our first one I cut it in half. The first thing that we noted was that the chocolate was not overly sweet. This one contained a runny almond like paste which I loooooooved. The paste was surrounded by dark and then white chocolate. A fantastic blend of flavours.
The next to be sampled was also gorgeous. It was a thick, rich, creamy and smooth hazelnut praline. One person commented that it tasted like nutella that had been put in the fridge. It was extremely moreish.
Following this was a creamy vanilla truffle, that simply melted in your mouth.
A sweet and creamy coffee flavour next that tasted of real coffee no artificial flavours here.
Then a whisky truffle. Lovely, rich and creamy, we could eat a box of those quite easily. The alcohol was not overwhelming, the flavour was very well balanced.
The topping gave this one away. This was delicately flavoured with orange and was very well received by all.
Next an almond praline, absolutely divine. rich, smooth and creamy.
After this came a velvety rum truffle. You can taste the rich, strong flavour of the dark chocolate coming through. The contrast between the hard chocolate coating and soft, smooth rum ganache centre made it an interesting taste sensation. Your taste buds could not help but get excited on coming into contact with it!
Last but not least was a nice thick, smooth almond paste (marzipan) coated with milk chocolate. I confess to eating most of this one myself, it was fantastic!
Everyone loved the chocolates and would strongly recommend these as either gifts or even a treat for yourself. This is good quality chocolate clearly made by someone that has a great knowledge on chocolate making and a flair for combining flavours and textures to create mouth watering handmade chocolates. Clearly a fab find! in my opinion.