OK, mea culpa…I’ve broken my fair share of sins. Maybe not any as serious as the 7 deadly sins, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t dip my toe in the water to test them out, and Sweetessa’s 7 Deadly Sins bonbon collection allows me to do just that.
Sweetessa has assembled a stunning collection of bonbons, each one named for the 7 deadly sins: pride (black currant champagne), greed (75% cocoa), sloth (cajeta), gluttony (55% cocoa with sea salt), envy (passion fruit), wrath (almond praline), and lust (pomegranate). Each on has a distinctive aroma, finish and taste.
Pride: This is a wonderful black currant champagne bonbon that has a tangy sweet finish. The black currant adds notes of Kir due to its combination with champagne.
Greed: At 75% cocoa content, this is a very rich tasting treat. Prepare for an intense burst of chocolaty goodness.
Sloth: With an excellent cajeta filling, this bonbon delivers the milky caramel flavor that good Mexican cajeta is known for. Creamy, smooth…delicious.
Gluttony: 55% cocoa content, but with a twist…it’s a huge bonbon and also contains sea salt. The salty sweet finish is divine.
Envy: I like passion fruit, but especially after I’ve had something sweet, so I allowed the bonbon’s outer chocolate coating to melt a bit in my mouth before biting into the tart filling.
Wrath: Much more mellow than the rest, but with a very satisfying almond nuttiness and creaminess.
Lust: Pomegrante is my favorite fruit, so I’m a bit partial to this one, but it has a very distinctive taste due to the spiciness of the fruit filled arils.