Last year, during the pandemic, I wanted to send a special gift to a friend in Bogota who was in a very strict lockdown. After searching online, I contacted a few chocolate stores and Truffelinos was the most responsive.
The person who answered my message was Roberto and I learned that his family owns the business (since 1979). Although I speak some Spanish, Roberto has great English, so it was very easy to communicate my order via Whatsapp.
Since that first order, Truffelinos has become my go-to option in Colombia for gifts and special occasions. I love that:
- The chocolates are made fresh and not sitting on a shelf for months. My friends LOVE their Truffelinos truffles and tell me they’re really big, the flavors are unique and, most important, «muy rico».
- They offer many gift options, so I am able to add a personal card, flowers or a balloon to the chocolate order.
- The packaging is very attractive, I mainly get the beautiful wooden boxes because they make a great keepsake after the chocolates have been consumed.
- I’m supporting a small, family business, not a big faceless corporation.Truffelinos source all their ingredients in Colombia, directly from small farmers. You can actually see photos on their website of the fincas that grow their cocoa.
- Roberto gives me great, personal service and the home delivery fee is just 9000 pesos (about $2.50!).
I know that this sounds like a promotion for Truffelinos, but I believe it’s more important than ever to support small businesses and farmers. So, when I wrote at the start that Truffelinos is The Best of Colombia/Lo Mejor de Colombia – it’s literally true; quality local Colombian sourced ingredients and materials, artisan skills, and kind, friendly Colombian service.
I’m delighted that I discovered Truffelinos – you will be too…
Aidan Morley, Beverly Hills, California.
June 5, 2021
Thank you Mr. Morley for letting us share your experience and for making Truffelinos a part of your Colombian story.