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Can a product in America labeled "Black Truffle" not be a Black Truffle? (10$ for 2oz)

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Can a product in America labeled "Black Truffle" not be a Black Truffle? (10$ for 2oz)

ryan | Sep 19, 2002 03:58 AM

The jar said "Black Truffles", and "From Italy" yet also said Made in China.
The ingrediants said: Truffles, Truffle Aroma, Truffle Juice, salt; yet tasted like tires, tire aroma, tire juice, salt.

It was a tiny clear jar that contained two, 1oz round smooth and black balls. I knew for ten dollars that it was probably be fakeish, but if it said it was a black truffle, I figured maybee...
I have never tasted a truffle, so have no idea if it remotely resembled it. It tasted like a potatoe soaked in must, dirt and soy sauce with a earthy finish. What the hell did I try, and is it remotely near what a real truffle is like. If not how can they so clearly label it a Black Truffle? Is the glass jar maybee from Italy, or is that variety of potatoe called "black truffle"?

thanks,
ryan

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