Monday, June 9, 2014

Intriguing, Not Exceptional, The Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles Are An Interesting Blend Of Chocolate And Nuts!

The Good: Good taste, Decent ingredients
The Bad: Melts quickly, Not the most powerful flavor flavor
The Basics: Morris National Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles are interesting and are worth trying for those who like nutty chocolates.

There is a fairly new discount store near where I live and they seem to stock any number of products I have not found anywhere else. One of the latest I’ve found is the Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles and they are an interesting chocolate that seems to be trading on being premium quality at prices comparable to more affordable and common chocolates. For the portions, the Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles certainly feel much more like a premium quality chocolate, though their flavor is so fleeting they taste more like a mass-produced chocolate.


Morris National Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles are one to one and a quarter inch in diameter lump/spheroids of white chocolate. Each truffle is approximately ¾” tall and the rounded chocolates come four in a pack. The 1.2 oz. pack features four truffles in a thin clear plastic tray. The Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles are very soft chocolate.

Each Nutffles Red Velvet Truffle is a soft lump of chocolate and I’ve only found the four packs locally at a discount store. At $1.00 for a pack of four, this is a reasonable and decent priced confection.

Ease Of Preparation

These are candy, so preparing them is as simple as opening the package and sliding out the tray of four Morris National Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles. This treat is a simple and direct confection, which stands on its own as a snack or dessert.


Opening the red foil plastic wrapper from around the Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles, the consumer is met with the strong scent of white chocolate and what seems to be coconut (from the aroma). The scent is intriguing and inviting, but the nutty/creamy aroma that comes from these candies is not entirely indicative of the flavor they contain (while they smell like coconut, there is no coconut in them!).

On the tongue, the Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles are creamy and sweet, as one might expect from white chocolate. The texture of the truffles quickly becomes a curiosity for consumers as the white chocolate coating is very soft and thin and it melts away very quickly. This leaves a very bumpy textured confection on the tongue and the nutty pieces surround a crispy shell – much like a baked ice cream’s shell – that is more a texture than a flavor. The crispy shell surrounds a soft chocolate that surrounds an almond. The almond tastes like the nut it is supposed to and the buttery, nutty flavor compliments well the different chocolate layers. The net result is a sweet and nutty truffle that lingers only on the tongue for about fifteen seconds before it melts away and leaves one with just a nut-filled mouth.

The sweetness of the white chocolate coating on the Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles cuts the nutty flavor and the buttery flavor of the almond, which leaves these truffles, surprisingly enough, without any aftertaste!


The Nutffles Red Velvet Truffle squares are candy, so it is tough to look at these for something nutritious and then blame them for not being healthy. The primary ingredients are Belgian white chocolate, palm oil and almonds, which is better than a lot of mass-produced chocolates on the market. There is nothing unpronounable in these candies and outside the soya lecithin (an emulsifier) and sodium carbonate (a raising agent), everything in them sounded pretty palatable!

A serving of the Morris National Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles is considered all four truffles. From four truffles, one takes in 180 calories, 100 of those calories being from fat. There is 1% of the RDA of cholesterol (less than 5 mg) and no vitamins and almost no sodium in these chocolate squares, but there is 4% of one's daily iron and calcium in the four truffles. Still, I'd not recommend trying to live on them!

Honestly, these are candy and anyone looking to them for actual nutrition needs to get a reality check. These are not Vegan-compliant, nor are they recommended for anyone with a nut allergy as they are produced on the same equipment that peanuts pass over and they contain almonds. They are not marked as kosher, though they have an allergy warning for almonds, gluten, milk, and soy.


The tray of these Morris National Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles remain fresh for quite some time. These melt very easily, so they must be kept in a cool, dry environment.

I applaud those who actually throw the wrappers away in socially appropriate places, as opposed to litter. Outside that, there is no real cleanup needed, unless one is eating them in a hot environment. In that case, it is likely one would need to wash their hands. If these chocolate truffles melt into most fabrics, they will stain. Getting them to melt, though, is exceptionally easy.


Morris National Nutffles Red Velvet Truffles are good, but they are very much more for those who love nuts than those who want incredibly chocolate.

For other nutty chocolate reviews, please check out:
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Snickers Dark


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