Sunday, September 1, 2013

Guylian Chocolate Truffles Review and Giveaway

         Is there anything more magical than chocolate? No matter what form it takes, sometimes it can really just bring a smile to your face. I used to not enjoy chocolate growing up, shocker right?! I have since tried many kinds and realized that I missed out.
           I had the opportunity to try out some amazing varieties from Guylian. Guylian is a company started by Belgian chocolatier Guy Foubert and his wife Lilian in the 1950's. The company name comes from the joining of their names Guy-Lian. Guy developed the signature hazelnut praliné filling and Lilian added the artistic touch by designing the shining marbled look and the delicately sculptured shapes.
            The first one I tried was the original Artisanal Chocolate Truffles marbled seahorses. Made of milk, white and dark chocolate and filled with the hazelnut truffle, they look so pretty!



             The first thing I noticed was that they smelled amazing. I took a bite and it instantly started to melt in my mouth and the texture is rich and creamy almost like the consistency of peanut butter. The flavor was not too sweet and not bitter at all and the filling is just amazing! This one was packaged in a little 2 pack but I also received a slightly larger in the most amazingly adorable gift wrapped package that would be amazing to give to just about anyone! The silver paper and gold ribbon were stamped with the logo and the hang tag had a place to write a note in a "TO/FROM" spot. It could not have been more perfect!

















           The next product I tried was the individually wrapped  Original Artisanal. They are the same as the other but the packaging is where it gets interesting. They come in a fantastic stand up carton and are individually wrapped so they are fantastic for sharing! I love being able to share something I love with people I think will love it too and this gives you the portability you need.
           I then moved on to the Extra dark chocolate. Dark chocolate can sometimes be too bitter, or have a weird chalky texture which can be very unpleasant for obvious reasons. I do love a good dark chocolate when it is done right though and I don't believe I have ever seen a dark chocolate done SO right before!
       Their dark chocolate truffles have a 74% dark cocoa shell with their extra dark chocolate truffle center. When you bite into them the shell is the perfect consistency and not to hard in contrast with the center. The center again has that amazingly creamy, smooth texture that just melts in your mouth. There really is nothing like it!
        I also tried the Vanilla Cream Truffles. A white and milk chocolate truffle that had a white chocolate cream and vanilla center. These were so unique and I was taken completely off guard when I bit into one of these! They are a little more on the sweet side, as I find white chocolate to be, but they had a wonderful hint of vanilla that wasn't overpowering. Combined with the same great textures as the others and these were their own little slice of heaven!
          Last but not least I tried two of their No Sugar Chocolate bars. With no sugar added, and seeing that one was dark chocolate I was slightly more nervous than I should have been. I was afraid of that bitter, chalky texture associated with some dark chocolates. At 54% cocoa, and no sugar added I absolutely could not believe what happened when I bit into it. It was amazing! It was still actually pretty sweet considering there is 0g of sugar listed on the back of the bar!
         The milk chocolate bar was equally as fantastic, with a great texture and perfect amount of sweet I can honestly say the sugar was not missed one bit in either of these. Even my brother was impressed with them and he isn't a fan of dark chocolate and the no sugar added label made him nervous too.
            I am 100% in love with Guylian chocolates now and I don't think any other chocolate will ever do ever again. I can't possibly imagine anything living up to the amazing flavors and smooth textures and I am now a fan for life!
           If you love what you seen here than one person will get to live this joy as well. Guylian is offering one of my fans an amazingly huge prize pack! All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter below!

                    One winner (1) will receive the following products:
  • One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Original Chocolate Truffles
  • One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles 
  • Two - 6 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box
  • Four - 2 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box
  • No Sugar Added Chocolate Bars—Milk and Dark Chocolate (one bar of each)
  • One- 16 piece Vanilla Cream Truffles - Limited Edition
            Don't forget to like them on Facebook so you can be reminded about National Chocolate Day on October 28! They will be having a sale on their website and there may be an awesome coupon code in your future!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


FTC: The products shown were sent for review purposes. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own. LittleYllwBird is not responsible for shipment of prize.

16 comments:

  1. I would like to try the extra dark truffles b/c dark chocolate is my favorite & you can't go wrong with truffles. I guess if I had to share I would give my husband a taste!

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  2. original chocolate, im not a huge fan of dark chocolate, but i like it, and i guess if i had to share i would give hubby and the kids a tiny little nibble...

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  3. I like the Original Chocolate Truffle. I would share it with mu hubby!

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  4. I would give both.sugar free bars to my diabetic hubby for a treat.
    And I'd like to try the vanilla cream truffles

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  5. Vanilla cream truffles. Im not sure that I would share :)

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  6. The Vanilla Cream Truffle would be my first choice. And I am not sure that I would share it with anybody, I might just eat them all up myself!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. tge vanilla cream truffles would be what i tried first and i would share with my sons.

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  8. the vanilla cream truffles sound best and i would share them with my mom.

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  9. Extra Dark Chocolate. I would share with my father because he has the same taste in chocolate as I do!

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  10. I love dark chocolates and these looks amazing.

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  11. I love hazelnut truffles. I love them way too much.

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  12. Oops! I forgot to say who I would share it with. Honestly, I might try not to share the hazelnut truffles. If I had to share them, I would share with my husband.

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  13. I would love the Dark Chocolate and would share with hubby, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  14. Ooohhhh these look so yummy. I love dark chocolates and hazelnut ones. Hate to share my chcolates but I would share them with my hubby who also loves loves dark chocolates.

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  15. I think I would like the marbled seahorses the best, and I will share with no one!!!!!!

    nomfreebies at hotmail dot com

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  16. The Vanilla Cream Truffle would be my first choice to share with my husband :)

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