Godiva Ice Cream Parlor Truffles

5.31.2011

I have a peculiar love of taking macro pictures of food cross-sections (don't ask me why).  So of course when Godiva released a seasonal collection of chocolates that has me super-excited - it's called Ice Cream Parlor - I just had to take some pictures of it!

Limited Edition Ice Cream Parlor Truffles

Our limited edition Ice Cream Parlor Truffle Collection has expanded with 2 new delicious flavors, Banana Split and Black Raspberry, offered in the Boutique Chocolate Case. These truffles join your returning favorites such as Mint Chocolate Chip, Rocky Road, Neapolitan, Pistachio, Double Dark Chocolate, Lemon Sorbet and Pecan Caramel Sundae.

The website lists only 6 ice cream truffles but I know there are at least 10+ varieties.  It's been next to impossible to find a full listing of all the available flavors (either Google has failed me or Godiva needs to work on their SEO).  Whatever, this is a collection Godiva has done before so I'm sure there are many other delectable flavors floating around out there.

Neapolitan, Mint Chocolate Chip, Banana Split, Pistachio

My crap photography skills don't do them justice but gosh, these little babies just melt my heart....   I only got 4 this time around but I'm sure next time I pass the shop it'll be another four (or all the other flavors available ^_~).

Our Neapolitan Ice Cream Parlor Truffles feature a dual center of strawberry and vanilla ganache, enrobed in milk chocolate.
Neapolitan - It's supposed to be the classic vanilla, chocolate, strawberry mix.  I put this one first cuz it was my least favorite :P The flavor was so typical and aside from how purty the cross-section is, I didn't really enjoy this one.  It just tastes like any ol' chocolate+strawberry sweet.  The strawberry tasted really artificial too.  I don't really recommend this one.


Taste aside, the dual center certainly does photograph beautifully though doesn't it ^_^?  Also love the creamy consistency.

Not on website.
Banana Split - Milk chocolate+walnuts+strawberry+banana (the bottom).  The banana flavor was surprisingly strong in this one, and overall this actually tasted like a Banana Split.  I rather liked this one - the creamy banana taste was fairly unusual and made this taste authentically "banana-split"-y.   My bro said he thought it tasted bitter though, which I thought was odd.

Our delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Parlor truffles feature mint ganache and Godiva chocolate chips, enrobed in a dark chocolate shell.
Mint Chocolate Chip - omg this seriously tastes just like a spoonful of warm mint chocolate chip!  If you like mint chocolate ice cream, you'll really like this one.  I will say the mint chocolate flavor itself is kind of prosaic (I mean the whole mint+dark chocolate thing has been done a million times) but the ice-cream-like texture really makes this truffle something special (to me).

Pistachio and white chocolate ganache is enrobed in a shell of rich dark and white Godiva chocolate, and sprinkled with crushed pistachios.
Pistachio - I don't actually like pistachios in nut form but I got this one because the lime green color charmed me so much~  Turns out to be probably my favorite among the four.  It just has that delicate, unmistakable pistachio flavor and the perfect whipped cream texture.  Twas delicious and is highly recommended ^_^


I hope you guys aren't grossed out by bite marks (because then you're probably barfing all over your keyboard now) :\  But I couldn't resist with all the funky centers ^^  Plus the texture of the cream centers were so exquisitely spot-on when it came to feeling like ice cream is melting on your tongue (albeit without the coldness).    Overall, I feel like the flavors can be a bit of a hit-or-miss and some of the flavors are definitely on the boring side :P  Real chocolate aficionados with a refined palate may want to pass on these truffles but for the everyday chocolate lover, these are definitely a treat :)   I'm no chocolate connoisseur and I suspect you can find far more complexly flavored chocolates out there.  But overall, Godiva definitely wins hands-down in the packaging and "charm" department.


*sigh* How could I have missed this collection before?


I'm particularly keen to try one of these truffle cones - it's $2.50 for literally one truffle (lord knows I'm paying for that thumb sized cone and little dribble of chocolate around the edges) but they are so frikkin cute!!  I have a bad feeling that it's going to become an obsession of mine to try every flavor xD

Well...enough of that :)  I hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial weekend!  My weekend was pretty chill...my fam went to a little beach in VA, grilled hotdogs and pork slices (how Asian), ate watermelons and cherries, caught a few crabs, and just relaxed in the cool breeze blowing off the lake.  I made a little vid which I may post later this week - it's really short but kind of funny because I basically made a twin sized bed out of one of the picnic tables ehehe

33 comments :

  1. oh gosh....*drooling*
    "it's likely going to become an obsession of mine to try every flavor TOO~"

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  2. Oh yum!! these look DELISH it actually looks like ice cream inside! I looove pistachio ice cream one of my favs.

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  3. omg Danielle,
    this looks amazing!
    i am craving for some now! haha!
    i'm glad you had a fun weekend.
    speaking of watermelons, i've been wanting to buy one for the longest time now. >_< haha~

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  4. damn, this is looking so good !!

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  5. They look all so delicious! Yummy I want to try them all :)

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  6. wow everything looks so yum >_< it's late and now I feel like a haagen daz from my fridge lol!

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  7. this looks SO good, mmm mint chocolate troffles, I love mint with chocolate haha. they all look delicious though hard to pick without tasting them!

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  8. yummy lol we sell these at my work place and too expensive to buy but maybe i will just to try some lol

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  9. OMG they're so darn pretty && cute =D
    especially the mini cone ones *squeal*

    i want to try all of em~~~~~
    yumyum *droool*

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  10. oh nooooo! That looks so yummmmmy!!

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  11. Bite marks won't make me throw up all over the keyboard! LOL I look at my own bite marks from food every single day, possibly ever hour and including right now where I am biting through a cantoulope :p The chocolates look very decadent and very delicious, not only appealing to taste but the artistry from the insides. I do see the ice creamy texture, perfectly whipped, delicious. I noticed the different shades of colors inside too. Ice cream parlor theme has got to be the cutest theme for a chocolate collection. If i ever stop by a Godiva (and i will this weekend, most likely) I will try to find these and think of you! :)

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  12. My God those look good ! Can you send some my way ? ;-P I love the packaging and everything too. I remember quite like Godiva when I went to Hawaii !

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  13. I love the girly pastel colors, they make me happy. Thank you for the food porn!

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  14. ... why do I always browse Blogger on an empty stomach? ; _ ; Now you're going to make me break my moratorium on early morning slices of ice cream cake. Haha.

    Anyway-- MINT GANACHE? Why have I not had that before? FFF- ganache = tasty. And there's a pistachio flavour truffle? Oh gawdd-- pistachios are like my kryptonite.

    Nobody really knows it, but I'll eat anything with a pistachio flavour-- welcome to that carton of pistachio ice cream I bought from the local Indian grocery last summer and hid int he outside freezer. Haha.

    Anyway-- please feel free to indulge your penchant for cross-section photography in the future. And often. ;P <33 This is one of the coolest lines (collection?...) I've ever seen from Godiva.

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  15. OMGGGGG I wanted to try those ice cream parlor truffles for a while now!~ I want to take my Godiva member card and get a free one now~ ^^ Thank you for the descriptions of the taste! (: I want/HAVE to try the mint one now!! *drool

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  16. i bought some when i was in the states!! but havent tried them yet :) they look soo good though!!! makes me want to eat it now~~

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  17. Omg these all look sooo good @__@ I have a major craving for some chocolate and ice cream now after reading your post ><

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  18. they look delicious <3___<3

    http://lovesljd.blogspot.com/

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  19. P.S. I've nominated you for the Blogger Award 2011 :)
    http://rinnysbeautydiary.blogspot.com/2011/06/ootd-not-quite-nautical-blogger-award.html

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  20. OMD, these chocolates are very class! I want them!
    So cute, so colorful, i wouldn't eat them, i would collect them! XD

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  21. Oh my gooodnesss!! What a ridiculous post, in a good way though! Loll, these look sooo amazingly delicious. :D I want to try the Banana Split & Pistachio. I love pistachio froyo! (:
    I've seen those truffle cones around but refrained from them. Haha, $2.50 IS a pretty ridiculous price, but how sooo adorable!

    Great, now I'm craving some chocolate. :(

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  22. OH my gosh! These are adorable and look so good! I wish I wasn't sick right now.. I want to go out and get some as soon as Godiva opens in the morning!

    Can't wait to see the video :)

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  23. That looks so delicious! I'm drooling now..

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  24. ....Yum. I have such a craving for chocolate now.

    And Sam Tsui? Great taste in music!

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  25. googling where to get these now!!!
    oh my gooooooooosh, i am so hungry now :O neeed that mint choco one in my life

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  26. they look incredibly yummy :O
    soo want to go buy some now D:

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  27. AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! This looks like 100% deliciousness!!!

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  28. OH my gosh! These are adorable and look so good! I wish I wasn't sick right now.. I want to go out and get some as soon as Godiva opens in the morning!

    Can't wait to see the video :)

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  29. Oh my gooodnesss!! What a ridiculous post, in a good way though! Loll, these look sooo amazingly delicious. :D I want to try the Banana Split & Pistachio. I love pistachio froyo! (:
    I've seen those truffle cones around but refrained from them. Haha, $2.50 IS a pretty ridiculous price, but how sooo adorable!

    Great, now I'm craving some chocolate. :(

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  30. Bite marks won't make me throw up all over the keyboard! LOL I look at my own bite marks from food every single day, possibly ever hour and including right now where I am biting through a cantoulope :p The chocolates look very decadent and very delicious, not only appealing to taste but the artistry from the insides. I do see the ice creamy texture, perfectly whipped, delicious. I noticed the different shades of colors inside too. Ice cream parlor theme has got to be the cutest theme for a chocolate collection. If i ever stop by a Godiva (and i will this weekend, most likely) I will try to find these and think of you! :)

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