The Milk Divinity looked yummy, and I'd say it was "nice": light sweet nougat-like filling with nuts in it, covered in chocolate. I don't think I'd order it again: it was so mild, it barely made an impression.
I was certain I'd like the Maple Walnut because that's usually one of my top favorites in any assortment box. It's coated in dark chocolate. I think I'd like it with milk chocolate, too, but the dark is perfect. MMM YUM. Mapley without being over-mapley, and some nuts, and definitely in my upper tier.
I thought I was very likely to like the Caramel, and I did. Very nice caramel (not too sticky, not too hard on the teeth) with almonds, coated in milk chocolate. Seems like it should be called Milk Almond Caramel instead of just Caramel. Upper middle tier.
I knew the Light Chocolate Truffle was unlikely to be a success: I always give Paul the truffles from an assortment. But this one was milk chocolate and had ground almonds on top so I thought maybe? But no. This is not the fault of the truffle, but rather that I don't tend to like chocolate-covered chocolate truffles. Lower tier for me, and I gave the other half of it to Paul.
The Milk Butterchew is a nice caramel. It's very much like the Caramel, above, except without nuts. It says it's a "brown sugar" caramel, which is why I chose it, but it tasted like regular caramel to me. I wouldn't specifically order them: they're yummy, and I'd enjoy them in an assortment, but they're not special to me---I'd much rather have the one with nuts, above. Middle tier.
I mentioned the Milk Bordeaux in my first post on this topic. I'm glad I also got a Dark Bordeaux, because as with some other very-sweet fillings (like vanilla buttercream), I preferred it with the dark chocolate coating. I still didn't like the texture of the sprinkles.
I was pretty sure I'd like the Walnut Roll enough to want a piece but not enough to get a whole bunch, and that was exactly my opinion of it. The inside is like a cross between a buttercream and a caramel: neither creamy nor chewy, but more like a nougat. Then rolled in walnuts. Yummy, a nice large satisfying piece, and a nice break from chocolate. Middle tier for me.
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