These are chocolate-covered wine grapes by Bissingers:
Bissinger's also makes these Fig Truffles:
They look pretty good, (white chocolate drizzle is a nice touch) but they reminded me of fruitcake. Not chocolately enough. They also have cognac in them - ugh. Where's an alcohol-loving boyfriend when you need one?
Lindt has a so delicious raspberry truffle:
You just can't go wrong with Lindt. So creamy, so delicious and this has just the right amount of raspberry and chocolate - LOVE them!!
These little treats are AMAZING!!! This one is Wildberry Yogurt Eisdessert - a mix of blueberries, raspberry and blackberry filling over yogurt covered in smooth milk chocolate (Eisdessert means ice cream dessert - Lindt suggests you slightly chill these):
This is raspberry:
These are sooooo good - they taste like little fruit and chocolate cheesecakes! I'm telling you - get to a Lindt store and buy a few - soooo worth it!
This is dark chocolate covered strawberry:
While WAY better than orange, after the awesome baby cheesecakes, why bother with these? I actually thought the dark chocolate overpowered the strawberry.
Ghirardelli has a dark chocolate square with raspberry filling:
It was okay. Nothing earth shattering. Lindt truffles kick Ghirardelli butt.
Lindt also has a raspberry bar:
Lindt's bar has a liquid center sealed in that amazing creamy milk chocolate. It has a good flavor, but I don't really love the liquid center. I'd rather have a raspberry cream filling.
Perugina has a raspberry bar:
It has an interesting center - almost like a raspberry jelly. I liked it better than the liquid, but I don't love the jellyness. But what I really like is a creamy raspberry filling (like the filling in the strawberry Lindt above). So I can't really suggest you run out and get any of these bars. Get the yogurt/cheesecake eisdessert!!! Do it, do it!!
One of the big flavors at Candy Expo was black currant (some kind of weird berry). Lindt has a dark bar in their Excellence line with it:
The bar also has almonds (yum!). When you open it, all you smell are the weird black currants - a grapey, berryish smell. I'm not big on blackcurrent (as you heard with the purple bear cookies). Too bitter. Don't like it.
This one I got at the Anthon Berg booth at Candy Expo - most of their chocolates are infused with alcohol:
This one was super sweet with just a hint of the blackcurrant bitterness. While not bad, I don't really want to eat another one. Not really a rousing endorsement, huh?
Go with the amazing, awesome cheesecake (yogurt, whatever) eisdesserts! They are fabulous!!!!! Oh - and if you need some motivation - keep a couple in the fridge! Yay!!