The Magic of Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are not items found on your average shopping list. They are luxurious treats and something out of the ordinary. They can be served at dinner parties that want to convey an air of extravagance and indulgence. Chocolate truffles make a wonderful extra special gift for someone too.

What is the chocolate truffle?

The chocolate truffle was created in 1895 by Petruccelli in France. In the very early 1900s, a wonderful chocolate truffle shop was opened in London and they still sell Napoleon III truffles to this day.

The chocolate truffle got its name due to its resemblance to the truffle fungus which is a delicacy. The round shaped balls are the size of a small ping pong ball and chocolate truffles are normally filled with ganache. However, there are many different variations including liquer fillings and nuts.

Chocolate truffles as a gift

Giving chocolate truffles as a gift depends on how well you know the person. Due to the finest ingredients being used, chocolate truffles can be very rich and an acquired taste. They do go well with coffee and liquers and can be the ideal gift to take to a dinner party for the host. It beats turning up with a chocolate cake! Although chocolate cake can have its moments, it doesn’t convey luxury and expense quite like a lovely well-presented box of chocolate truffles.

Valentines Day treats

Chocolate truffles can be a great alternative to milk chocolate gifts at Valentines Day. A gorgeous red heart shaped box filled with a variety of indulgent chocolate truffles will be well received by most people. It shows thought and consideration for the perfect gift rather than a shop bought box of milk chocolates! They can also replace milk chocolate Easter products as a touch of extravagance.

 

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