Jenkins and I had finished our snack at Piroshky Piroshky when I realized that we were close by to The Confectional in the Pike Place Market area. I was pretty intrigued by their cheesecake-filled truffles so I decided to stop by and pick up a couple of items.
I had actually eaten quite a few things by the time I arrived at The Confectional so I decided to order only a couple of truffles and after paying, decided to save them to eat later. I saw a sign by the cash register that made mention of a frozen hot chocolate so I decided to order one of those to try as well. Essentially, for $2, you get a mini chocolate popsicle that is full of chocolate flavour and is slightly spicy as well. If I had to classify this, I would say it was more of a frozen Mexican hot chocolate rather than your typical, sweet hot chocolate. I enjoyed the spiciness and it augmented the chocolate flavours in the “popsicle” quite well.
I saved the cheesecake truffles I bought and didn’t eat them until after dinner. They weren’t cheap at $1.75 each so I only bought two to try out. First up was the cookies and mint chocolate cheesecake truffle. I could really taste the mint and there were some tiny pieces of oreo cookies in the cheesecake. I liked how the contrast of the tangy cheesecake went really well with the sweetness of the chocolate. Second up was the peanut butter cheesecake truffle. I think peanut butter with chocolate is a great pairing and this truffle was almost like a cheesecake version of a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
Although two truffles don’t seem like a lot, this was actually enough for me because the cheesecake filling made these truffles quite rich and filling. It was difficult for us to order cheesecakes from The Confectional because we were wandering around the city so I didn’t know where to put them if I didn’t want to eat them right away. The next time I’m in town, I’ll have to better plan my trip so I can pick up a few cheesecakes to try in addition to their cheesecake truffles.
1530 Pike Place, Seattle, WA