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Here’s a rule that’s true most of the time: truffles and other varieties of stuffed chocolates taste gross. Especially when they come in heart-shaped boxes. Usually, more effort is put into concocting some strange filling (barf) than finding quality chocolate. The pineapple creams and gluey pralines come wrapped in waxy, flavorless shells of brown sugar. Yuck! Good chocolate tastes like something! This stuff, which I’m pretty sure Whole Foods sells, is damned good. One exception to the truffle rule is the salty/buttery caramel chocolate from Sahagun in Portland.

Not that I care about Valentine’s Day.