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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Editor's Choice: Hagensborg Chocolates

Let's face it. We all have times when we feel like a total pig. Whether you're a stress eater (guilty!) or eating is part of your job (also guilty!) or you have a craving for... something... that you just can't satisfy, sometimes it just can't be helped. Well now you can enjoy your piggy proclivities in good company!

I stumbled across Hagensborg Chocolate at the Summer Fancy Food Show this year, and I'm glad I did. Despite what you might think at first, the Vancouver-based company's Truffle Pigs have nothing to do with earthy, aromatic fungus. On the contrary, Hagensborg's Truffle Pigs are a creamy combination of truffle center and a smooth dark, white or milk chocolate shell. The chocolate truffle bars come in flavors such as Mint, Mocha, Peanut Butter, Original Milk and Dark, and perhaps the best part, aside from their taste, is the fact that these playful treats are molded into the shape of three frolicking pigs that do their best to ensure you are never alone when that chocolate craving hits.

Newly available in the Truffle Pig collection are individually wrapped single piglets, which come in a decorative container of 60, perfect for cash-register impulse buys. It's not often that I'm able to call chocolate cute, but it's not often that your chocolate smiles at you, either! And the Truffle Pigs from Hagensborg are adorable, whether they're solo or with friends.