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Everything You Need to Know about Chocolate Truffles


Here’s everything you need to know about chocolate truffles.

Chocolate truffles are a popular treat here at Wockenfuss Candies! These sweets have a center made of ganache, sometimes containing nuts or fruit, that is covered with chocolate. You may enjoy chocolate truffles, but perhaps you don’t know much about their history or even how they are made. Fortunately, we’re here to give you a brief overview of chocolate truffles!


Chocolate truffles are said to have been created in the kitchen of Auguste Escoffier, who was a notable French chef. One day, Escoffier’s apprentice was attempting to make some pastry cream. During the process, he accidentally poured the hot pastry cream into a bowl that had chunks of chocolate in it. The apprentice found that eventually the mixture got hard, and he could roll it into the shape of a ball.

Why “Truffle”?

When you hear the word truffle, your mind probably conjures up an image of a mushroom. You may think that mushrooms have nothing to do with chocolate truffles, but that’s not the case! Even though chocolate truffles don’t contain any mushrooms, they got their name from the fungi because they have a very similar look.

Some Clarification

People have different ideas about makes a truffle a truffle, and we’re here to shed some light on that. First, it’s important to remember that not all truffles are the same. Truffles all have the same structure, but there are differences. For example, Belgian truffles have an exterior that is made simply of dark chocolate, while French truffles have ganache that has been rolled in cocoa powder. It’s essential to remember that the ganache is the most important ingredient you can look for when you’re trying to determine whether or not a chocolate treat is a truffle. If the filling is made of fruit or anything else, it’s not a truffle.


Wockenfuss has all of your favorite dark, milk, and white chocolates! Whether you prefer truffles, nut bark, or sugar-free chocolates, Wockenfuss has what you and your loved ones will love. Since 1915, Wockenfuss has been a family owned and operated business creating the finest confections in Baltimore, Maryland. With our nine convenient locations throughout Maryland, there is sure to be a Wockenfuss store near you. Come and visit us to see our selection of favorites such as our gourmet truffles, chocolate specialties, and much more!

We’d be happy to help you select the perfect sweet treat, whether for you or as a gift for a loved one or your pup! If you have any questions about our sweet seasonal candies, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling us at 1-800-296-4414 or emailing When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest too!

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