I love the more traditional chocolates that they make. Even the ones that are creative-traditional like the rose caramel, which is just wonderful.
Just tried the peanut-butter cups, which my husband and I couldn't even eat half of, they were salty in the extreme. Course salt on top, which theoretically and easthetically is a good idea, but in the mouth is just wrong, and way way overloaded with salt in the filling with the peanuts. Like hurt your mouth too-much-salt.
Recently had the Valentine's small box selection, which, also, we couldn't finish: overwhelmingly strong flavors, as if someone weren't tasting the batches of flavored ganache and caramel. They were almost acrid tasting. The lavender, for instance, and the lemon verbena, too - it was actually one of the most disappointing and awful boxes of chocolates I've almost ever had. Here and there I would expect to not love something, but all of these were actually just plain bad.
oh, and the chocolate bars: hazelnut praline (I think it's called?) brilliant. The almond one, which seems a take on Toblerone with the bits of honey and almond nougat, very disappointing as well - about every 3 squares or so does one get a little crunchy bit of something.
Am I the only one to find these inconsistencies in this otherwise really good chocolate maker?