Dilettante Chocolates for Valentines Review

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Dana Taylor Davenport, founder of Dilettante, is a chocolatier and pastry chef, whose culinary heritage traces back through three generations of family tradition.


Now, firmly grounded in the 21st Century, the Dilettante family legacy approaches its 108th year. With talent waiting in the wings, there is high anticipation that new creative successes are poised to emerge. Successes worthy of the early faith and vision of Grandpa Earl Davenport and Great Uncle Julius Franzen, Master Confectioner to the crowned heads of Europe.

I’ve heard some great things about Dilettante from my sister in law, Manda, over the years. I had never actually tried the chocolates before, and while she’d go on and on about how good they were, I always thought,  “yea sure, its chocolate, it’s all the same”. I can assure you, I was mistaken. I had the pleasure of sampling the Assorted Chocolate Truffles.

Chocolate Truffles

The Assorted Chocolate Truffles included; Cointreau Truffle, Amaretto Truffle, Praline Truffle, Champagne Truffle Romanov, Kahlua Truffle, Dark Ephemere Truffle, Hazelnut Gianduia, and Raspberry Truffle. They were all amazing! The flavor just fills your mouth. The Chocolates have just the perfect amount of richness, cream, and flavor.

All of the handmade artisan truffles in Dilettante’s elegant silver gift box line have the faint taste of Ephemere. Ephemere is what makes Dilettante’s flavor of chocolate unique. Dilettante’s Ephemere cooking method is derived from Dana’s proprietary cooking method of caramelizing the butter, sugar, and cream early on in the cooking process. The exact method of making Ephemere is a secret but making chocolate this way leaves a hint of unique flavor throughout all of Dilettante’s truffles. The silver box ballotin are comprised of original truffle flavors that made Dilettante famous in Seattle for chocolate mastery!

All 8 of these Truffles were amazing! If I must pick a favorite, and I probably do, it would be between the Kahlua Truffle and the Praline Truffle. The Praline Truffle is a white chocolate truffle with crushed pralines in white chocolate. The Kahlua Truffle is a milk chocolate truffle with Kahlua in milk chocolate. Both were fantastic! I guess I’d better tell you more about the other ones I sampled too. The Cointreau Truffle is a bittersweet truffle with orange liqueur in bittersweet chocolate. The Amaretto Truffle is a milk chocolate truffle with almond liqueur in milk chocolate. The Champagne Truffle Romanov is a semisweet truffle with marc de champagne and strawberry essence in double cream milk chocolate. The Dark Ephemere Truffle is a creamed bittersweet truffle in bittersweet chocolate. The Hazelnut Gianduia is a milk chocolate truffle with hazelnut butter in double cream milk chocolate. The Raspberry Truffle is a semisweet truffle with raspberries in semisweet chocolate. My husband was quite jealous that he couldn’t try any. I wanted them all to myself! I told him it was essential to my review that I try each of them!

While browsing through their site I found many yummy treats! I really like the Chocolate Fruit Medley. I have never heard of something quite like this before. How great would this be at your next get together!

Chocolate Fruit Medley

Chocolate Covered Fruit Medley is a tasty concoction of deluxe chocolate covered dried fruit – perfect for parties! Colorful bite sized chocolate covered fruit looks great in a candy bowl. Great snacks to keep on hand. Chocolate is high in antioxidants and Chocolate Covered Fruit Medley snacks include dried fruits that are also high in anti-oxidants. The dried fruit in the Fruit Medley chocolate covered fruit mixture includes Strawberries, Apricots, Cherries, Pineapple, Mango, and Raisins.

Ok, but let’s not forget Valentines Day. Dilettante has plenty of delicious chocolates to chose from! The Pink & Silver Foil Heart Gift Bag would make a great gift for the one you love!

Chocolate Hearts

Gift bag of festive foiled hearts – great for Valentine’s, but also appropriate every day of the year. A mix of the finest quality dark and milk chocolate. Give the gift of love all year long!

If your looking for something unique when it comes to chocolate, look no further! I have never seen this before, but Dilettante has a Chocolate Molded Heart with Truffles, 7 piece assortment. Why is this so unique? You can eat the heart shaped box! It is made out of Chocolate! This takes your typical box of Chocolates for Valentine’s Day to a whole new level!

Valentine Chocolates

Dilettante has quite the selection for Valentine’s Gifts as well. I think I can safely say that anyone would be thrilled to get Chocolates from Dilettante this Valentine’s Day. It will be a Valentine’s Day they won’t forget!

Connect: You can connect with Dilettante Chocolates on their Facebook Page.

Buy: You can purchase any of the delicious chocolates on their shop online Dilettante.

 

I recieved samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.

About 

Amanda is a stay-at-home Mom of two boys, a teen and a tot. She loves to share stories, talk about education, movies, books and coffee. A big supporter of community building and outreach, Amanda shares many activities, entertainment and events in her local area of St. Louis.

Comments

  1. Me Love Chocolate!

  2. I would love to have the milk chocolate truffle! Delicious!

  3. Barbara Mayes says:

    I would love to purchase the Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Silver Gift Box Collection – 64 pieces..so then I would have plenty to share with my family and friends!

  4. I like the truffles

  5. Angela Kelley says:

    I would love to have the milk chocolate truffle! Sounds simply amazing!!

  6. suburban prep says:

    Toffee Crunch Truffle Cremes

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  7. nicolthepickle says:

    The Peppermint Double Milk Chocolate Truffle Cremes look amazing! So yummy.

  8. The milk chocolate truffles, yum!

  9. starkey53 says:

    I would love the peppermint double milk chocolate truffle cremes

  10. I’d love to try the Almonds in Chocolate. Thank you!

  11. I would love to try Peppermint Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante – 8 piece

  12. xxsquigglesxx says:

    I’d like to try the Peanut Butter truffle cremes.

    ~Stacey B.

  13. Catherine says:

    Would LOVE to try the Ephemere Chocolate Truffles. YUM!

  14. The Raspberry Double Milk Chocolate Truffle Cremes would be yummy.

  15. Would love to try the Peppermint Melt Away Truffles

  16. The Chocolates Aristocrats – Dilettante – 15 pc.

    jandplee at att dot net

  17. jodi lasher says:
  18. jill24295 says:

    I would love to try the Toasted Almond Butter Biscotti
    jill24295@yahoo.com

  19. I would love to have the milk chocolate truffle!Sounds just heavenly worth going off a diet for yummmmmmmm

  20. Maegan Morin says:

    My husband likes Dark Chocolate and I like Milk! The Ephemere Chocolate Truffles in Milk and Dark Chocolate – 12 pieces would be perfect for us to share :D

  21. Sue Sueper says:

    I would like Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante – 8 piece

  22. I would love the mocha truffles! Or any truffles, really! :)

  23. oh num!!! chocolates!!!

    annie

    mysandycat@aol.com

  24. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d love to have the Toffee Crunch Meltaways.

    brendapenton @ hotmail.com

  25. Wild N Mild $$$ says:

    I’d like to try the Chocolate Brandied Cherries.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

  26. I would like to try Chocolate Coated Bing Cherries
    granitjb@gmail.com

  27. Belinda M says:

    I would love to try the Champagne Chocolate Truffles

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
    belinda mcnabb

  28. Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles

  29. Anonymous says:

    I would love to eat Peanut Butter Cream Truffles. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

  30. Anonymous says:

    milk chocolate

  31. truckerofbc says:

    I just cant decide. They are all so delicious looking!!

  32. truckerofbc says:

    They are all so delicious I just cant decide!

  33. Lori Thomas says:

    I`d like to try Naturals – Sea Salt Cashews in Chocolate

    ctymice at gmail dot com

  34. I would love to have Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Gift Box – Dilettante – 32 piece.

  35. I’d love the Peppermint Meltaway Truffles

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    Anne Taylor

  36. lisa bolduc says:

    Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante

    lisaandkevin@yahoo.ca

  37. mywildcrazyworld says:

    PEanut butter chocolate truffle bits is what I love
    masugr at yahoo dot com

  38. Chocolates Deluxe Basket – Dilettante – Assorted Truffles – 9.5 oz

  39. The Raspberry Double Milk Chocolate Truffle Cremes sound good!

  40. sarah shult says:

    Dilettante Caramel Cream Sauce – 22oz
    sheshult@hotmail.com

  41. I’d love to win the Chocolate “Molded Heart with Truffles
    7 Piece Assortment” as a Valentine’s gift for my dearest better half. I love the idea of the truffle box being edible! He loved Dilettante Truffles he received for Christmas!

  42. @nicolthepickle

    Trust me, they are!

  43. I like the Peanut Butter Truffle Cremes Gift Box! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  44. I would like to try Dilelante’s Ephemere Meltaway Truffles

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  45. Would love to try the Peanut Butter Truffle Cremes Gift Box – Dilettante – grammypenny@frontier.com

  46. I’dlove to try the Aristocrats Dark Chocolate Assorted Chocolate Gift Box

  47. dark ephemere truffles

  48. bored2quickly says:

    I would love the Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Silver Gift Box Collection!

  49. The peppermint double milk chocolate truffle cremes

  50. i wouls love to try the Raspberry Double Milk Chocolate Truffle Cremes Gift Box -

  51. I would love to have the Chocolate Brandied Cherries. dwelchert@yahoo.com

  52. EMMAHORTON says:

    HORTON111@AOL.COM

    Chocolate Truffle Gift Box – Dilettante – 64 Piece Deluxe

  53. akronugurl says:

    truffles

    freebiel0ve @yahoo.com

  54. Allison Downes says:

    I would love to have the Mocha Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante – 8 piece

  55. I like the Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  56. I would love to try the peanut butter truffle cremes.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

  57. I want to scarf the Champagne Chocolate truffles. Drool
    elysesw@aol.com

  58. Chocolate aristocrats truffles

    frogz60@hotmail.com

  59. karryknisley76 says:

    I would like to try the milk chocolate truffles
    karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

  60. I’d love to try the Chocolates Aristocrats – Dilettante – 15 pc
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

  61. I’d love the Chocolate Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffle.

    tinalee351 at gmail dot com

  62. Any of the truffles! Yummmmm!

  63. The milk chocolate truffles.
    austma7@aol.com

  64. Bitter Sweet Chocolate for baking.

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

  65. Rebecca Graham says:

    Chocolates Aristocrats – Dilettante – 15 pc

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  66. I would love to win me some chocolate yummy

  67. The dark hand dipped truffles!

  68. I would love to have the Coffee Trio Truffle Cremes.

  69. I like the Toffee Crunch Meltaways
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  70. I’d like to try the Milk Chocolate Ephemere Truffles.
    russrpm@gmail.com

  71. I would love to have the Peppermint Meltaway Truffles.

  72. Ephemere Meltaway Truffles

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  73. Chocolate Decadence Cookies!

  74. Dilettante Chocolate Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffle
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  75. The Triple Chocolate Butter Biscotti Dipped in White Chocolate.
    805chick7 at gmail dot com

  76. I’d love the milk chocolate truffles.

  77. I would love to have the L Orange Truffle in Dark Chocolate! Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

  78. Good luck to all.

  79. I’d love to try the Salted Caramels.

  80. I would like to try Chocolate Brandied Cherries – Dilettante. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) corrysue@yahoo.com

  81. Dilettante Mocha Milk Chocolate Truffle Topping

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  82. Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante – 8 piece

  83. Ron Casteel says:

    I would like to have the Chocolate Pink & Silver Foiled Hearts

  84. raspberry double milk chocolate truffles!
    stoopidgerlart@gmail.com

  85. I would love to have the Gourmet chocolate truffles

  86. I want to try the Coffee Trio Truffle Cremes!
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

  87. I want to try the Coffee Trio Truffle Cremes!
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

  88. Chocolate Brandied Cherries.

  89. I would love the Peanut Butter Truffle Cremes!

  90. I want Ephemere Dark Chocolate Truffle Cremes No. 52 – Dilettante

  91. Erica Barnes says:

    Would love to try the Ephemere meltaway truffles.

  92. i like the Ephemere Dark Chocolate Truffle Cremes No. 52
    mverno@roadrunner.com

  93. cloud10277 says:

    I’d love to try the Raspberry Double Milk Chocolate Truffle Cremes.
    cloud10277@Hotmail.com

  94. I would love to try the Mocha Meltaway Truffles.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

  95. I’d love the Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles!!!!
    magickalblessings26{at}yahoo.com

  96. I’d love the Peppermint Meltaway Truffles
    crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

  97. I would love to try the chocolate fruit medley. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

  98. Teri Tarrant says:

    Peppermint Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante – 8 piece
    They all look so delicious!!

  99. Jacqui Odell says:

    almonds in chocolate sounds great!

  100. Cheryl Free says:

    I’d love to have the Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  101. Billie Hester says:

    I would love the Rspberry & Dark Chocolate Truffle!

  102. I would love the Salted Caramels in Milk Chocolate
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

  103. salted caramels

    annae07 at aol dot com

  104. commented on your ‘best library picks- things that go’ post

    annae07 at aol dot com

  105. Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles

  106. Gourmet chocolate truffles, please!

  107. puffpastryshop says:

    I want to try the fruit medley.

  108. chocolate cherries.

    sarajwood21@gmail.com

  109. I like the sound of the peppermint meltaway truffles

  110. The Salted Caramels in Milk Chocolate look wonderful!

    katfam95 at aim dot com

  111. the mocha truffle

  112. I would like to try the Coffee Trio Truffle Cremes Gift Box – Dilettante – 10 oz.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

  113. skitsbits2000 says:

    Gosh- who can decide. Maybe the mixed fruit dragees

  114. Peppermint Chocolate Truffes

    nickyflowers1978@hotmail.com

  115. Holly Hook says:

    I’d like to try the mocha meltaway truffles.

    hook6475 at yahoo .com

  116. It has to be Peppermint Melt Away Truffles

    rtrexel@gmail.com

  117. I would love to try the Triple Chocolate Biscotti Bites in White Chocolate – Dilettante – 8oz

    morganowl28 at gmail dot com

  118. cowboyswife says:

    Chocolates – Galaxy – Dilettante – 15 pc
    I love white chocolate and this on sounds great

  119. I would love to have the Peanut Butter Truffle Cremes.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  120. Debbie Kennedy says:

    I would love to have the Coffee Trio Truffle Cremes
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

  121. I would like to have the Chocolate Easter Bunny – Dude – 7 in.

    kannw79 at gmail dot com

  122. I would love the Hand Dipped Truffles

  123. Christine Jessamine says:

    would love the peppermint meltaway truffles

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  124. lmurley2000 says:

    i would like to try the peanut butter truffles

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

  125. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Dilettante Peanut Butter Truffle Cremes No. 31 – 5 oz Tent Bag
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  126. I would like the Praline Truffle – White Chocolate Covered Toffee – 25 piece bulk

    shawnac68@hotmail.com

  127. beautytolove says:

    -I would love to try the Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles

    Email: starseeds88 (at) yahoo dot com
    THANKS!! :)

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  129. I like the Toffee Crunch Truffle Cremes!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  130. Ephemere Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante – 8 piece

  131. toffee crunch meltaway truffles

  132. Hotsnotty2 says:

    I’d like to try the Chocolate Brandied Cherries.

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

  133. amanda hoffman says:

    peppermint double milk chocolate.
    amandahoffman35@yahoo.com

  134. I’m a bit of a white chocolate fiend and zoomed right into the Salted Caramels in White Chocolate!
    pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

  135. BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com says:

    The milk chocolate truffles looks really good.
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

  136. I need chocolate to survive.

  137. The Ephemere Meltaway Truffles.

  138. hedgerhousehold says:

    I would like to try their Dragees

    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

  139. Devona Fryer says:

    Salted Caramels in Milk Chocolate – Dilettante – 25 piece bulk

  140. meltaway truflles
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  141. meltaway truflles
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  142. Busy Tennessee Mom says:

    I would love to try Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles

  143. I like the Mocha Meltaway Truffles.

    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

  144. Ephemere Dark Chocolate Truffle Cremes No. 52 – Dilettante – 10oz

  145. kathy pease says:

    id love to try the Toffee Crunch Truffle Cremes Gift Box – Dilettante – 10 oz

  146. I would choose the Peppermint Meltaways.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

  147. ladyvon5845 says:

    I would like to try the Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles. ladyvon at grm dot net

  148. I would like the marbled espresso beans. Thanks for the giveaway.

    President dot peaches at hotmail dot com

  149. I would love the Solid Chocolate Salmon – Milk Chocolate – Dilettante. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

  150. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I wanna try the Chocolate aristocrats truffles

    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

  151. Chocolate Espresso Beans in Dark, Milk, & White Chocolate YUM!

  152. mightynaynay says:

    Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante – 8 piece
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  153. Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Gift Box – Dilettante – 32 piece sounds unbelievable!
    spcale at yahoo dot com

  154. Hapsburg Blend Coffee medium dark roast

  155. Peanut Butter Truffle Cremes Gift Box

  156. heymissvirginia says:

    I would love to have the white chocolate couveture!

  157. I would love the Chocolate Majestic Truffle Basket – Dilettante

  158. Ephimere Meltaway Truffles are the dark chocolate indulgence that I’d love to have.

  159. heymissvirginia says:

    I would love to try the triple chocolate butter biscotti dipped in white chocolate!

  160. I post “Dilettante Chocolates Review & Giveaway!” to fb – maynardh@netzero.net

  161. Ashley Gao says:

    I would love to try the milk chocolate truffles! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    ashleygao24(at)gmail(dot)com

  162. I would like the Chocolate Brandied Cherries

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  163. Would love the Peppermint Truffle Cremes Double Milk Chocolate
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  164. chocolate truffle

    brengonzo@gmail.com

  165. Tylerpants says:

    I’d love to try the Raspberry Double Milk Chocolate Truffle Cremes =9. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  166. I’d love the Toffee Crunch Meltaway truffles!

  167. Hi!
    I would love the hand-dipped truffles because I loooove truffles :D They look so very pretty as well :)

  168. yummm! the praline truffles with the white chocolate and toffee sounds awesome!!

  169. I would *love* to have the Peppermint Meltaway Truffles! Yum!

  170. I would love to have the Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles.

  171. Chocolate Brandied Cherries – Dilettante – 6 pieces

    cmkrieger at gmail dot com

  172. toffee crunch truffles

  173. Melanie Comello says:

    I’d love to try the Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante – 8 piece

  174. Peppermint Meltaway Truffles – Dilettante – 8 piece
    Thanks for the contest.

  175. peppermint meltaway truffles

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

  176. I would love to try Toffee Crunch Meltaway Truffles
    wallindeb@yahoo.com

  177. Wow, the Toffee Crunch Truffle Cremes sound awesome!
    heatherpooh (hotmail)

  178. Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Silver Gift Box Collection

    Thanks~

    katiecoriston at aol dot com

  179. Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Silver Gift Box Collection

    Thanks~

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  180. I would like the milk chocolate truffles.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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