Chocolate truffles - a moment of indulgence
Soft, ganache centres made with the richest cream and butter that envelop your tastebuds in a luxurious deep flavour, encased in a chocolate shell that cracks open perfectly, chocolate truffles are the perfect gift for a loved one or treat for yourself.
Exotic and indulgent
Offering the exotic, lavish flavours of pink gin, salted caramel and raspberry champagne, Love Cocoa is a one-stop shop for your indulgent truffle needs. Not only is the flavour second to none, but with chocolate truffles letterbox delivery you can order them today and have them delivered to you or someone deserving of a treat.
A cherished gift
No one is disappointed with chocolate truffle gifts, so you can be assured that any loved family member or friend will cherish the decision to buy them truffles. With a variety of gift box options, such as Boozy or Birthday, as well as boxes of single flavours, you can mix and match for the perfect truffle selection.
Despite their popularity, truffles can still be a novelty and as such we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers for the truffle newbie;
What is the difference between a truffle and a chocolate?
With both offering a chocolatey moment of heaven, there are some key differences between truffles and chocolates. Paradoxically, truffles are a type of chocolate, but chocolate is only a flavour of truffle! Chocolate is derived from the cacao bean and offers a flavour for cooking and baking with, usually in the form of sweet treats, drinks, and candies. By comparison, a truffle is a dessert delicacy that began in Europe and contains a ganache centre with a coating, either solid chocolate or powder. Ball-shaped and given as gifts for special occasions, there are all kinds of fillings available for all tastes and preferences.
Do truffles expire?
Due to the sweetness of a truffle, they have a long life span which means you can savour them. When stored at room temperature, they last for one to two weeks. However, when kept correctly refrigerated they can last up to six months, and when frozen correctly they can last up to eighteen months. This means that if you're the kind of person who likes their chocolate fancy, you can buy a batch and keep them pretty much as long as you'd like! Although, because they're so delicious, it can be hard to make them last more than one sitting.
Do truffles taste like chocolate?
Versatile in nature and flavour, a truffle is usually made with chocolate but can be flavoured to taste like pretty much anything you want! Love Cocoa offers a wide variety of flavours such as pink gin, raspberry champagne and salted caramel as well as the traditional milk chocolate. The ganache centre of a truffle can be infused with many different flavours, as can the outer shell. Any type of chocolate can be used to compliment the other flavours, such as white chocolate with the raspberry champagne flavour. The outer shell is then usually covered in a coating - this can be nuts, candy, sprinkles or whatever else you fancy!
What makes a chocolate truffle a truffle?
Originating in France in the 1800s, the little balls of chocolatey delight were named truffles due to their similarity in appearance to the mushroom truffle. Mushroom truffles are a delicacy, so it's only right that these indulgent pieces of heaven are named after them!
Can truffles be alcoholic?
Like many chocolate treats, alcohol is a key part of turning a truffle into a treat specifically for adults. Love Cocoa uses alcohol in several of their truffle recipes for the flavour it brings as well as that naughty feeling of treating yourself. Their raspberry champagne and pink gin flavours will be instant hits with the grown-up in your life. Alcoholic flavours can help bring that feeling of luxury and indulgence to anyone's day. Perfect for special occasions such as birthdays (everyone wants a chocolatey birthday), anniversaries (what better way to let a loved one know how you feel?), or just as a surprise!
When there are so many ways to consume chocolate, it can get a little boring. What better way to spice up your sweet treats or help a loved one indulge a little than with a box of high-end truffles? It's even better when they can be delivered right to your doorstep! No need to seek out a chocolatier or get messy trying to make them yourself, Love Cocoa can provide you with the chocolate hit that's been missing from your moments of secret indulgence. As a rare luxury, there's nothing better than the creamy centre and hard outer shell of a beautifully crafted chocolate truffle. Visit lovecocoa.com today to order yourself a little box of heaven!