The Boroughs + Monsieur Truffe Chocolate
We've been collaborating with chocolatier Samanta Bakker from Monsieur Truffe for over five years.
In that time Samanta has created the most delicious chocolates for us with a diverse range of flavour inspirations, Japenese, Italian and Australian Bush foods. Samanta has an almost innate understanding of how flavours combined with chocolate will taste. This ability comes from years of experience and love of her craft. We are so fortunate to have Samanta as our neighbour.
All our chocolates are made with organic ingredients, single-origin Fairtrade or Cacao-Trace cacao, most are Vegan and Gluten-free.
There are a changing array of flavours in the store, some limited editions, others with us for a little longer, this is our current selection.
In the order they appear:
Scandinavian Strudel - A flavour combination that celebrates the influences in Flora Waycott's artwork and her exhibition at The Boroughs Store. Handmade in Brunswick East by Samanta Bakker and her team this chocolate has the warm flavours of a strudel. A combination of apple, walnut, maple syrup, cardamon and rum-soaked raisins. Yum. - GLUTEN FREE
Bush Finger Lime, Sandlewood nut and caramel specs - tangy native lime contrasted with creamy nut and lightly sweetened with caramel specs for a little texture, blended with a softly flavoured 45% Vietnamese milk chocolate base. Wrapper art - Sarah Allen - GLUTEN FREE
Tsukemono - A Japanese inspired flavour combination of pickled beetroot and raspberry. The beetroot supplies sweetness and the raspberry a fruity tang. The flavours are brought together in a fruity single origin 70% dark chocolate. Read the review in our blog.
Wrapper art - Paper Geishas - VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE
Salty Miso and Popcorn - a salty-sweet combination of caramel-coated popcorn with native wattle seed for crunch, dusted in Miso and blended with a softly flavoured 45% Vietnamese milk chocolate base. Wrapper art - Candy Ng - GLUTEN FREE
Strawberry and Sage with native riberry pepper - sage complements the strawberry, blended with a fruity 65% dark chocolate base. Native riberry pepper adding a little sparkle to the palette. Wrapper art - Isabel Nina Young - VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE
Cherry and Coconut - celebrates the history of chocolate making in Melbourne. First launched in 1935 by MacRobertson's in Fitzroy. We've updated the original with European sour cherry and organic coconut blended into a 70% dark chocolate. Wrapper art - Michelle Macintosh - VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE
Native Granola - puffed, gluten-free granola is mixed with Kakadu Plum and Wattleseed in 66% dark chocolate. It's topped with slices of freeze-dried Davidson Plum. Wrapper art - Edith Rewa - GLUTEN FREE
Tasmanian Pepper Berry - Pepper Berry adds fruitiness and crunch to this already fruity tasting single-origin 70% dark chocolate. Wrapper art - Utopia Goods VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE
Yuzu Spritz - tangy pieces of citrus honeycomb are contrasted against a warm 66% dark chocolate. Wrapper art - Hiki Komura - VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE
Each bar is hand packaged in greaseproof paper, covered with foil and finished with a custom-designed wrapper
Size: L 155 mm x W 80 mm approximately
Weight: 80 grams approx