Today, 2nd May is Chocolate Truffle Day. In this article, we tell you all about chocolate truffles as well as where you can buy them around Australia, including online.
WHAT ARE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES?
Delicious. Chocolate truffles are small ball shaped chocolates which contain a ganache filling. Ganache is made of chocolate and cream.
The ganache is then usually coated or rolled in a covering of nuts, chocolate, icing sugar, coconut or cocoa powder.
Wondering why they’re called “truffles”? It is because of their similar appearance to the edible tuber fungus known as a “truffle”.
FRENCH TRUFFLE RULES
According to the Ministry for Economy, Finance and Recovery:
The designation “truffles” can only be applied to a chocolate bonbon, a bite-sized product, in which the chocolate represents at least 25% of the total weight of the product and the fats come exclusively from cocoa and dairy products.
The incorporation of vegetable fats as such makes the designation “fancy truffles” obligatory, and both terms must be written in identical characters.
WHO INVENTED CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES?
In December 1895, Antoine Dufour invented the chocolate truffle when he discovered he had insufficient primary ingredients to make his Christmas confections. He decided to mix cream, vanilla and cocoa powder then dipping that in melted chocolate and covering it in chocolate powder. As such the chocolate truffle was born!
Truffles became much more popular in 1902, when his brother Louis Dufour took the truffle to London and opened the Prestat Chocolate Shop. Prestat still sells “Napoleon III” truffles made to the original recipe.
WHERE TO BUY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES AROUND AUSTRALIA AND ONLINE FOR TRUFFLE DAY
ONLINE & GOLD COAST
Belgian Delights Chocolate
BD Chocolates make their own range of gourmet truffles in house. They are gluten free, palm oil free, GMO free, no artificial colours or flavours – just quality ingredients. Made by their Belgian born and trained chocolatiers. Their point of difference… even though the chocolatiers are Belgian, they are an Australian business, so Australian owned and made and they literally make it all on site, from the conche stage for the chocolate.
Their truffle range includes:
- Gianduja Truffle – White chocolate truffle filled with a decadent hazelnut gianduja filling.
- Strawberry Truffle – Smooth milk chocolate filled with a flowing strawberry cream centre.
- Ganache Truffle – Premium dark chocolate truffle with a dark ganache cream.
- Rum Truffle – Dark chocolate rum ganache truffle, sprinkled with violet sprinkles.
- Honey Truffle – Milk chocolate truffle with a honey ganache centre enrobed with white chocolate.
- Sparkling Wine Truffle – Pink while chocolate with a soft sparkling wine ganache centre.
- Cointreau Truffle – White Cointreau ganache centre enrobed with rich dark couverture chocolate.
- Tia Maria Truffle – All through milk chocolate truffle infused with coffee liqueur.
- Grand-Marnier Truffle – Milk chocolate truffle with a Grand-Marnier ganache centre.
- Milk Praline Truffle – Milk chocolate truffle filled with delicious hazelnut praline centre.
- Dark Praline Truffle – Dark couverture chocolate truffle with delicious hazelnut praline centre.
Belgian Delights also sell great truffle gift boxes that can be delivered nationwide and are often used by florists, gift shops and businesses as they are very popular. Truffle boxes can also be purchased online or in their factory outlet shop at Molendinar on the Gold Coast.
Order your Chocolate Truffles Box via this link:
ONLINE & SYDNEY
Kirribilli’s Coco Chocolate specialises in truffles.
All of the truffles at Coco Chocolate are fresh cream truffles. Their best sellers are Pink Champagne Truffles and Salted Caramel Truffles available in organic milk or dark and Peanut Butter Truffles in Organic Milk.
For Truffle Day, Coco Chocolate has chocolate truffles made this week and available individual for $2.50, ribboned boxes of two for $5.95 and ribbon boxes of seven for $25.
You can purchase your truffles both in Coco Chocolate’s Kirribilli store 10am – 6pm and online at www.cocochocolate.com.au
ONLINE & SYDNEY
Choc et moi
Hélène Goethals is a Belgian chocolatier and makes all of her products in the artisanal way and with Belgian Fair Trade chocolate.
Choc et moi makes dark chocolate and champagne truffles.
You can buy them at their store in Brookvale or by their website: www.chocetmoi.com
You can even purchase a kit to try making your own chocolate truffles for truffle day.
ONLINE & LATROBE, TAS
Igor Van Gerwen started Anvers Confectionery 32 years ago by making traditional Belgian chocolate truffles (Log shaped), and they are still their biggest seller.
Anvers Chocolate’s truffles are available in the following varieties:
- Milk chocolate
- Milk ganache
- Dark ganache
- Rum & Raisin
Anvers Chocolate’s truffles can be purchased online, via this link: https://anvers-chocolate.com.au/truffle-danvers/?v=6cc98ba2045f
ONLINE & ADELAIDE, CANBERRA, MELBOURNE & SYDNEY
Haigh’s Chocolate sells a variety of chocolate truffles:
- White lemon truffle
- Milk praline truffle
- Milk café latte Truffle
- Dark champagne Truffle
- Dark chocolate truffle
- 70% Dark chocolate truffle
- Dark Shiraz truffle
- Dark Mango Chilli truffle
- Dark Raspberry Truffle
- Dark Crème Brûlée Truffle
You can purchase Haigh’s truffles in store or online.
Happy Truffle Day! What’s your favourite flavoured truffle?
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