Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Giving Guide -- Spicy Truffle Bars from Cowgirl Chocolates (Review)

Now I couldn't do a Mother's Day Gift Giving Guide, without offering a chocolate treat.  As a chocoholic, I always love receiving chocolate as a gift for special occasions. And, with Mother's Day right around the corner, I wanted to make you aware of Cowgirl Chocolates and their new line of Spicy Truffle Bars.  

Head Cowgirl Marilyn Lysohir founded Cowgirl Chocolates in 1997. Her two favorite things in the world are art (she has a notable career as a ceramic sculptor) and chocolate. In fact her first job was working in a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania. Marilyn mingled some favorite memories with some new ideas to create an American original, Cowgirl Chocolates...chocolates with a spicy cowgirl kick. She was the pioneer, one of the first companies to offer spicy chocolates in the world.

Cowgirl Chocolates has won a total of 19 product awards and 2 packaging awards and is located in Moscow, Idaho USA. It has also been featured on the Food Network on “Unwrapped” and “Extreme Cuisine” and on CNBC “On the Money”. They have also been written up in the New York Times, InStyle, the Toronto Star among others.

I was sent a sampling of these new spicy bars, and have to warn you that if you don't like spicy foods, you will want to opt for Cowgirl Chocolates' milder versions.  But, for those that like it hot, like me, you will love these truffle bars.  Just look at the flavors I was sent to try out:


Spicy Toffee Truffle Bar
Price: $2.50

Toffee bits blended with creamy milk chocolate and spice. Watch out though, the head cowgirl threw in some extra spice to kick things up a notch. 1.76 oz