Since I was near Umeda for a lesson tonight, I stopped in Hanshin Department Store and picked up these truffles made by Mon Loire. This chocolate maker's main store is in Okamoto, Kobe. When I studied abroad, the university I studied at was in Okamoto. I've always wanted to try them, but never got around to until now. They are good!
Don't you love the packaging? They actually put it into an insulated bag with a little ice pack. Sometimes I think Japan overdoes it a bit with the packaging, but wouldn't this make you feel special?
I got the 5-piece assortment called "coffret". (I looked it up and "coffret" means jewelry box in French.) These "little jewels" were delicious.
From the left clockwise: "hazelnut" (hazelnut ganache with a cashew on top), "mocha" (a creamy coffee flavored ganache), "stardust" (shaped like the moon and filled with espresso ganache), "ananas" (a pineapple ganache with coconut flakes around the outside), and "black tea" (earl grey ganache). I actually wanted more dark chocolate ones, but those had alcohol in them :(
Hope your week is going well.