Chocolate candies take countless forms. Everyday favorites like malted milk balls and chocolate-covered pretzels are ubiquitous, but some decadent confections are suitable for only the most special occasions. Chocolate truffles are synonymous with luxury, and their decadence is more than shell-deep. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about chocolate truffles, grab one of your favorite treats from Wockenfuss and keep reading! In this blog, we explore the history, namesake, and makeup of chocolate truffles.
Truffles vs. Chocolate Truffles
As you may know, chocolate truffles are named after the round fruiting bodies of underground fungi. Black truffles, white truffles, and plenty of other mushrooms from the Tuber genus are widely regarded as gourmet ingredients. Tuber truffles are incredibly pungent, and they are often shaved raw over high-end cuisine or incorporated into oils to transport their highly sought-after flavors. Aside from their round, brown appearance and gourmet status, chocolate truffles have very little relation to Tuber truffles. Classic chocolate truffles are typically comprised of chocolate ganache, either enrobed in chocolate or rolled in confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, or chopped nuts. While the taste and appearance of chocolate truffles vary widely, you can rest assured that you won’t mistake a Tuber truffle for the chocolate variety!
Where Chocolate Truffles Got Their Start
France is where Tuber truffles gained culinary acclaim, and it’s also where chocolate truffles likely sprouted into existence. Like many other confections, the precise origin of the chocolate truffle is difficult to pin down, but most stories involve the legendary French chef Georges Auguste Escoffier. Whether or not the rumors are true (Were they created by Escoffier in the 1920s? Was a clumsy apprentice really involved? Was the creation of the first truffles an accident?), one thing is clear: chocolate truffles are delicious!
Enjoying Truffles from Wockenfuss
No matter the occasion, chocolate truffles from Wockenfuss are sure to please even the most discerning palates. We offer assortments of our dessert truffles, bite-size truffles, and gourmet artisan truffles, as well as custom selections of your favorites. Flavors include tiramisu, amaretto, hazelnut, and raspberry. Each of our truffles combines a rich ganache center with a crunchy chocolate shell, and they make an excellent gift for loved ones — or a special treat for yourself!
A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!