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Chocolate truffle wars

guttergourmet Jan 27, 2008 07:37 AM

Roni-Sue vs. Kee's vs. Torres vs. Teuscher vs. Marcolini vs. Maison vs. Payard vs. Vosges vs. Richart. Who wins in a melt-down?

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  1. MMRuth RE: guttergourmet Jan 27, 2008 07:40 AM

    I can easily remove Roni-Sue from my list - tried them last week and thought they were pretty mediocre. Haven't tried Torres, and it's been a long time since I've had anything but Kee's. I do love the Teuscher champagne truffles.

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      guttergourmet RE: MMRuth Jan 27, 2008 07:44 AM

      I liked Roni-Sue. Which ones did you try?

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        MMRuth RE: guttergourmet Jan 27, 2008 07:47 AM

        The Manhattan one, coconut, plus some other assorted chocolates - a pistachio, a three layer hazelnut thing, don't remember the others off hand. To be fair, I do really have a general preference for dark chocolate, particularly when combined with other flavors - and I think most, if not all, her chocolates were milk chocolate. I *almost* threw the last two pieces out but, well, chocolate IS chocolate. She was very sweet etc., and I felt bad that I didn't really like them.

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        LeahBaila RE: MMRuth Jan 27, 2008 07:51 AM

        Amen to Kee's! Have you tried the green tea truffle? It's divine.


      3. seal RE: guttergourmet Jan 27, 2008 08:33 AM

        I had no idea there was a war! ;o)

        Put me down for one vote for Kee's with a half vote for Torres if there is a tiebreaker.

        One thing in Torres' favor is that the Village location has a lot more going on than just truffles and even a few tables to enjoy your chocolate.

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          squid kun RE: seal Jan 28, 2008 12:11 AM

          > One thing in Torres' favor is that the Village location has a lot more going on than just truffles ...

          Agreed - lots of smaller, less expensive items like cocoa-dusted almonds, little squares of chocolate studded with candied ginger, nuts, etc. The past couple years I've taken care of a good chunk of my Xmas list there. Usually I err on the side of overshopping - strictly unintentional - and then my house is full of snacks. For a short time, anyway.

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          Lucia RE: guttergourmet Jan 27, 2008 11:46 AM

          Marcolini, but I also love Kee's, Maison, and Teuscher champagne truffles. I'm not a big fan of Vosges, and I haven't tried the others.

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            Blackness RE: guttergourmet Jan 28, 2008 04:16 AM

            The only chocolate truffles I ever eat in NYC are from Something Sweet (on the corner near Venero's (sp?) in the east village. They're yummy and she almost always gives you one as a bonus if you buy a lot of stuff (which I usually do).

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