Sloe Seduction Sloe Gin Chocolates Review
Dark chocolate with a white chocolate ganache filling laced with Sloe Gin is how these are described. Sloe Seduction is the brain child of Katherine at KJC Marketing who combined her love of sloe berries, gin and chocolate together to come up with this extremely specialist product.
Did you know that sloe gin is a red liqueur flavoured with sloe (blackthorn) berries, which are a small fruit relative of the plum. To make sloe gin, a wide-necked jar is filled half way with the pricked berries. The jar is sealed and turned several times to mix, then stored in a cool, dark place. It is turned every day for the first two weeks, then each week, until at least three months have passed. Folklore has it that when making sloe gin, one should not prick the berries with a metal fork, unless it is made of silver. The established traditional method is to prick the berries with a thorn taken from the blackthorn bush on which they grow. That seems loo much like hard work to me.
But to the chocolates… These unassuming little chocolate hearts actually hire a bit of a surprise. The lightly pink filling is delicious and the sloe gin is slow to kick in but you suddenly get hit with a punch of alcohol that is distinctly the sloe gin. With a full 6% of the chocolates being sloe gin, it isn’t surprising that these have a significant alcohol punch!
I have to say, everyone who tried one loved it and I really enjoyed it. The thin chocolate shell with the unique and different filling really made for a deliciously different experience and I actually am very partial to the thinner shelled chocolates on the market.
If you’re tired of the same old stuff and want to give your valentine something a bit different, why not try these on for size? You don’t need to love sloe gin to love them 🙂