Best Local Truffles San Francisco 2010 - Neo Cocoa
Christine Doerr describes her Neo Cocoa truffles as "naked." Unlike the boxed assortments we're used to, Neo Cocoa truffles contain only the creamy chocolate filling (known as ganache) and not the hard outer shell (or couverture). This simplicity of structure results in simple, vividly flavored chocolates in varieties such as warm ginger root, freshly zested lime, mocha cinnamon, and almond butter with smoked sea salt. They stand out from the wares of other local confectioners who seem to rely on overwrought flavor combinations and gimmicks.