A few weeks ago, I received an email from the folks at Landrin Chocolates asking if I want to try their new stuff. I'm not one to turn down free candy, so I said "Sure!".
Amazingly, I received a case from Landrin with six boxes of candy to try. 3 boxes of Coconut Almond Perfection and 3 boxes of Hazelnut Chocolate Perfection to try. There was even a presentation about Landrin where I learned that they are a Russian company, founded in the 17th century, trying to make it's way into America.
I'm not one that would usually choose a candy like this, it seems a bit complex.
Each candy is individual wrapped. The two kind of candies are basically the same. There is a ball made of wafer, with a filling on the inside and chocolate and nuts on the outside. The Coconut Almond Perfection has shredded coconut on the white chocolate outside with a creamy coconut filling with a whole almond inside. The Hazelnut Chocolate Perfection has chopped hazelnuts on the chocolate outside with a creamy hazelnut/chocolate filling on the inside.
At first, I didn't know what to make of the Landrin. It's a complex flavor combination. The more we ate, the more they grew on the family. The Coconut Almond Perfection is the family favorite. I like them both, but the lightness of the Coconut Almond Perfection is nice. I enjoy hazelnut, but am not a hazelnut fanatic.
I made a short video of opening the packages. I like the package design a lot.
After having some time and enjoying the Landrin Waferatto, I can say that we do like them a lot. We agree that the aren't the kind of thing we'd pick up at the supermarket when we have a sweet tooth, but they are perfect as gifts or for putting out at a party.
I don't know how much these will cost in stores when they go on sale, I got my for free from Landrin. Hopefully the price will be reasonable since they are great for serving/giving for special occasions.Posted by michael at January 19, 2009 10:56 AM