On May 2nd, National Truffle Day serves up a deliciously sweet treat and places the chocolate truffle in the spotlight.

Traditionally, chocolatiers make this sweet confection with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, icing, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or coconut. They may fill the truffle with other yummy surprises. For example, some candy makers include cream, melted chocolate, caramel, nuts, fruit, nougat, fudge, toffee, mint, marshmallow, or liqueur.

N. Petruccelli of Chambery, France is believed to be the inventor of the chocolate truffle in December 1895. Truffles became much more prevalent in 1902 when the Prestat Chocolate Shop opened in London. Prestat still sells “Napoleon III” truffles made to the original recipe.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalTruffleDay

This indulgent holiday gives you permission to sample and taste. It’s also an excellent day to give a truffle gift. Even a small box for four truffles create a wow factor! Is there someone you need to thank? Stop by your favorite chocolate shop and wrap up a box or two. Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is coming! Moms and mothers-in-law love truffles, too.

You can also celebrate the day by making truffles. While you’re at it, be sure to share some with friends and neighbors. Do you have a favorite truffle combination?

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