Hi! I'd appreciate some input on which reception favor you favor! We are deciding between two boxed chocolate options that fit in with our understated "champagne" theme.
The first option is a 3-piece box of champagne chocolate truffles from Charbonnel et Walker. The presentation is very nice and fits well with our theme -- stating on the box lid that they are champagne truffles, and handily matching our wedding colors (gold, blush pink (with navy)). The samples tasted good, but not amazing. They are about $8 per piece: http://www.charbonnel.co.uk/products/dinner-parties-weddings/mini-pink-truffle-hearts.html
The second option is a 2-piece box of champagne truffles shaped as little champagne corks from Jacques Torres. The presentation is beautiful but does not match our colors (the boxes are brown and orange) and the box does not indicate that they are champagne flavored. Obviously, the shape (ands flavor) matches the champagne theme, but I have some concerns that the shapes are not immediately recognizable as corks. They look a bit like mushrooms and, errr, something else perhaps. Yet, they are delicious. They are about $5 per piece. The following links shows the 10-pack -- ours would be two pieces in a small box: http://www.mrchocolate.com/most-popular/champagne-truffles-10pc.html?___SID=U
My fiancé thinks I am spending way too much time debating these finer points and to go with what tastes best - to me, the theme is more important to carry through. What do you think? Which would you go with?