Who doesn’t love a bit of sales shopping, particularly when sweet treats are involved. Whilst buying cards in the Bullring Selfridges I stumbled across a half price salted almond and crunchy toffee Bombe and thought I’d treat myself.
Produced in the UK for Selfridges and, according to the package, are ‘crafted by Marasu’s – one of London’s most exclusive petit fours companies’. Although oddly when I had a look on Selfridge’s website I could find two other Bombes but not the salted almond and crunchy toffee Bombe.
The packaging itself is lovely and geometric which makes it feel all that more special. Once you work out where to peel the labels from and get inside, you’re presented with a spherical chocolate bombe, or rather two semispheres of chocolate because, lets face it, trying to eat a sphere of chocolate isn’t going to be easy.
Each semisphere has the centre edge cracked to reveal the salted almond and crunchy toffee. Once you bite inside there are flakes of flavour inside, which give it a familiar sort of Swiss Toblerone taste, although this is produced in the UK. The chocolate is milk and not too bitter with the salted almond and crunchy toffee breaking it up to give it a more interesting experience. The saltiness is actually quite pleasant and compliments the creaminess of the chocolate and providing a quirky aftertaste, rather than overpowering it.
At about 5cm in height, the Bombe should be enough to satisfy most chocoholics and if you’re looking for a small but tasty which feels like a real treat, you could do a lot worse than pick up one of these. And given that I got my first Christmas email last week, I feel reminded that it would also work well in a posh Christmas stocking.