Around December 1895, the first chocolate truffles were made.
They were invented in Chambery, France by M. Dufour and by the early 1900’s the rest of Europe learned about truffles. Soon after that, they were introduced to the rest of the world. Because of the shape they took when made, they were named after the mushroom fungus plant known as the truffle. During this time, the consumption of this truffle plant was considered to be extremely luxurious and extravagant. Therefore, the truffle candy was associated in this fashion as well. Today, truffles still have the reputation of being a lavish treat but are much more affordable to dine on.
Essentially, truffles are a chocolate treat that can be easily recognized for their small shapes.
The interior of these candies always contains some form of the ingredient ganache, though at times these centers can be combined additional fillings as well. Our chocolate truffle filling combinations may include ganache mixed with caramel, nuts, fruit, and liqueur to name a few. The exterior part of the truffle can vary from a simple dark, cocoa powder to a more extravagant coating of dark, milk or white confection enrobing. At times the exterior is topped additionally with nuts, chocolate sprinkles, and more.
Over time this candy has become a favorite to experiment with, as we’re always trying to create the latest and greatest truffle recipe.
Truffles are a great way to spoil someone on their birthday or as a way to say thank you. And to make it even more special, you can pair flowers and chocolate when you want to let someone know how much you care.