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Bouchard Chocolate Pralines - My new favorite chocolates!


I recently received some Bouchard chocolates to try out. I was expecting something similar to what I have had in the past with other boxed chocolates like Whitman's, See's or even Dove. I was happy to find that I like Bouchard chocolates more in every way!


The current retail information for these Target ballotins:
Bouchard Small Wrapped Ballotin 125g - $5.49
Bouchard Medium Wrapped Ballotin 250g - $9.99

(Note if you are uncultured like me and don't [or didn't] know what a bollotin is, Google helped explain it to me "a decorative cardboard box, slightly larger at the top and with broad flaps, in which chocolates are sold." Fancy.

You can find more info about Bouchard chocolates at their website bouchardchocolate.com or by going to their Instagram page.



The thing that impressed me the most about these chocolates is that every single one is amazing. My grandma had a tradition where every Christmas she would get a huge box of Sees chocolates. There were always a few that everyone raced to get, and then there were some leftover chocolates that no one really wanted. You know what I am talking about. The ones with the nuts or nothing in them at all. In the Bouchard sample that I got, everything was filled with some sort of goodness.


The original plan with the chocolates was that I would give them to my wife, and of course she would share them with me. Flawed plan. Once she realized how good they are, she just let me take a tiny bite in order for me to just know what it tasted like. Lame. That is the last time I am going to share amazing chocolates with my wife! (Probably not. Wife, if you are reading this... I am going to share everything with you always [except for chores, I will not share those with you; they are all mine. MINE!!!] I love you). 

Ok. Sorry. Tangent. Chocolates. Bouchard chocolates really are the best chocolates I have had. The only sad part for me was that both trays were the same (I think that is pretty normal) and that my wife is a chocolate antisharer. 



The chocolates come with a handy dandy booklet so that you know you are not eating any cherry filled chocolates (Yay! Sorry if you are the kind of person who actually likes those things...).

The chocolates: (With my own awesome nicknames)
  • Coconut cream (AKA "Coconut cream puffly wuffly")
  • Hazelnut & Puffed Rice (AKA "You put the rice in the hazelnut, you mix the chocolate up")
  • Almond Gingerbread (AKA "Better than better than sex cake")
  • Creamy Caramel (AKA "If caramel isn't creamy, it probably isn't real caramel")
  • Raspberry Ganache (AKA "gesundheit")
  • Vanilla Mousse (AKA "Ice, ice, moussey")
  • Crème brûlée (AKA "Has more accents than the entire English language")
  • Blueberry Ganache (AKA "Seriously, what is a ganache anyway?")
  • Chocolate Mousse (AKA "Mousse and moose are more different than they sound")
The almond gingerbread is my favorite as it is like eating instant Christmas. So. Good.

About McKay Christensen

After having lived in Oregon, Alaska, and China for the past 10 years doing landscape design and English teaching, I have returned to my home state of Utah and currently work for a growing tech company.

In my free time I enjoy working on my TutorialGeek.net website where I post tutorials and reviews (and anything else I think is geeky) and I also like to write songs for my Super English Kid Youtube channel.

My favorite things to do include anything with my wife and son. Hiking, camping, and photography (or anything else outdoors). Playing Ultimate Frisbee or Ping Pong. Listening to 60s, 70s, or 80s, music. 

Feel free to contact me using my contact page. I would love to hear from any of you!

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