Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I was at Ikea yesterday and, of course, stopped by the Sweden shop on my way out. Their Swedish food shop offers a surprising amount of vegan food, but I always assumed the pastries to be not-vegan. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I found out about their Delicatobolls but they weren't in stock during my last Ikea visit. Seems like I was in luck yesterday, because I was finally able to buy a box!
You get 6 Delicatoboll (they're known as Chokladboll in Sweden) per box. They're larger than chocolate truffles, but smaller than, say, a scoop of ice cream. The pastries are traditionally made out of cocoa, oatmeal, sugar, coffee, fat and coconut flakes. I was super excited about these and tore the package open to try one as soon as I got home. I had a busy day and should have known better than to try one on an empty stomach because I felt rather sick after eating one. They're not bad at all, just very very rich (read: fatty) and sweet. They mostly taste like sugar and cocoa with a faint coffee aroma, I was a little disappointed about the lack of oat flavour.
Would I buy them again? Probably. But I wouldn't drive all the way to Ikea just to buy them. I mean, they're good and all, but they could be a lot better. You're probably better off with a home made version.