As some of you may know, I love varškės surėlis su šokoladu, sweetened white cheese covered in chocolate. I eat one almost every day when I am living in Lithuania. They are like little cheesecake treats. I usually eat the vanilla-flavored ones, although every once in a while I get the ones with poppy seeds.
Recently I decided that I need to expand my varškė horizons. After all, these yummy treats come in a variety of flavors. I bought four different types — vanilla, chocolate, truffle and cola. The cola-flavored one was terrible. I was surprised that I didn’t like the chocolate one. The dark chocolate coating ws good, but the chocolate used to flavor the cheese wasn’t as tasty. The truffle one had a chocolate truffle center inside the cheese, which was interesting and pretty good. However, the varškė in both the chocolate and the truffle treats was more like a mousse, rather than the rich dense cheese. Both those flavors were the grocery store brand and not the same brand that I buy in vanilla.
In the end, my favorite was still the vanilla-flavored one with the rich, dense cheese. Last year I found a coconut-flavored one that was fantastic, but I haven’t seen it this year. Unless I can I can find it again, I will be content to enjoy my basic vanilla-flavored varškė treat.