Hnina Gourmet Truffles
antioxidant | sprouted | nourishing
Hnina, pronounced nee-nuh, means “pure goodness” in Arabic.
It also happens to be the founder, Vanessa’s, middle name!
I first came across Hnina when I was visiting LA and stopped by a juice bar.
It caught my eyes, but because I was in a rush, I had to get going without looking into it.
Thanks to the internet, I was able to see what they were about.
You can tell they really care about the quality of their products and their consumers!
Their website is full of extra information like wine, coffee, tea pairings
(that Vanessa developed herself!)
as well as historical and nutritional background of cacao.
It’s a fun place to just peruse and read through.
You can see they come in 4 difference sizes: Pebble, Rock, Boulder, Brick.
With sprouted nuts and seeds, raw 90% cacao, unrefined sweeteners,
these wholesome, nutritious, guilt-free truffles are exactly what everybody needs.
These French concept truffles aren’t like those
sampler boxes you find at a grocery store.
These are filled with nourishing nut and seed combinations
that deliver great health benefits—
making it safe for pregnant women too!
With only 1-2g of sugar per serving
(which comes only from raw honey and/or pure maple syrup),
you’re in the clear for a nutritious indulgence.
They’ve got 7 flavors:
Almonds + Hazelnuts
strong hazelnut flavor, slightly bitter, butter
Macadamias + Pistachios
simple, clean, crunchy, subtle flavor
Brazil Nuts + Almonds + Coconut
sweet, coconutty, chewy, nectar
Walnuts + Cashews
coffee, robust, “roasted”, smoky
“crispy”, earthy, strong pepita flavor
Pecans + Pine Nuts
rich, nutty, popcorn, butter
Pistachios + Hazelnuts
“roasted”, hazelnut, metallic, rollercoaster of flavors
Keep in mind: I’m NOT a professional chocolate taster,
so these are amateur descriptions of what I experienced,
which might actually be better because not everyone is a pro chocolate taster!
So you all might understand me.
They come in 3 different preparations:
Standard (roasted nuts, honey, maple syrup)
Raw (raw nuts, honey, maple syrup)
Vegan (raw nuts, maple syrup)
You can pick which style you want!
All the truffles I tried were the “Standard” version.
When I first tried Hnina, I was a bit shocked that they weren’t that sweet.
So for those of you who are used to Whitman’s samplers and Reese’s PB cups, don’t expect to get that here.
Hnina is all about the nutritional benefits and don’t use processed sugars, additives, or anything artificial! These are dark chocolate, nut/seed truffles—subtly sweet.
But packed with flavor. Jam packed.
Let me be real with you for a second.
I had about 6 truffles in one sitting—
gotta try ‘em all (for the sake of taste-testing, right?).
But the fascinating thing was that I had
No sugar rush
No heavy feeling
Honestly, I felt so energized.
Even after all those truffles, I went to workout
and had one of the BEST workouts ever!
It’s not often you can say that after eating half a box of truffles…
So which are my favorites?
Brazil Nuts + Almonds + Coconut (which happens to be the sweetest of the bunch)
Walnuts + Cashews
In my honest opinion, I think Hnina is the perfect balance of
nutritional health, gourmet flavor, energy booster.
And yes, they use compostable packaging—
kraft paper, corn-based clear bags.
Good for you and good for the earth!
Now go be good to yourself and the world and check out Hnina!
peace & blessings,
*truffles provided by Hnina, 100% my own thoughts