But whose idea was it to introduce such a delightful dessert option? And why is it named after a very rare and precious fungus? Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer as to who invented truffles and even less information on the time of invention. It is widely believed that truffles were first created between 1890 and the 1920s.
According to a well-known legend, truffles were created by accident — just like many other important discoveries. The legendary French chef, Auguste Escoffier, is thought to have been working on a pastry cream when he carelessly poured the hot cream into a bowl of chocolate chunks instead of the intended bowl of sugared egg. As a result of his mistake, a chocolate paste formed and he realised he was able to form balls. The name ‘truffle’ comes from the chocolate balls’ aesthetic resemblance to the valuable truffle fungus, once covered in cocoa powder.
Booja-Booja Champagne Chocolate Truffles are the perfect treat for everyone. They are organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, soya-free and vegan, and they are created with special ingredients: French champagne and chocolate made with fine cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic.
They come packaged in a beautiful gift box hand-painted by talented artists in Kashmir, India, using traditional art forms. Perfect for those who love chocolate and beautiful things! After eating the contents, the truffle box would make a perfect jewellery holder. Find them in our MM Grocery!
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