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A Short History of Chocolate Truffles

A Short History of Chocolate Truffles

Even if you love to eat chocolate truffles, you might not know much about them.

Even if you love to eat chocolate truffles, you might not know much about them. Our gourmet truffles are delicious, and sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. With Valentine’s Day coming up in a few weeks, there’s no better time to consider the gifts you’d like to give your loved ones. In the meantime, here’s a look at the history of truffles. 


Chocolate truffles came to be in the kitchen of a well-known French chef, Auguste Escoffier. One of his students wanted to make a cream filling for pastry, but then a happy accident happened. The student poured the cream over a bowl filled with chunks of chocolate. The blend set and solidified a few hours later, and then the student realized that shaping it into a ball was both possible and tasty!   

Origin of the Name 

Truffles have an odd name, but where did it come from, exactly? There’s a similar-looking mushroom that lent the sweet its name. While they are made around the world, there are different flavors, fillings, and varieties found in each country. And even though they’re named after fungi, they don’t contain any! 


As mentioned above, truffles are made in many countries around the world. They all tend to differ in various ways, which leads to a lot of confusion. For example, French truffles feature ganache covered in powdered cocoa. Belgian truffles, on the other hand, have a shell made of dark chocolate. You can experiment with different ways to try making your own truffles, or you can purchase the scrumptious ones we offer. Just remember that there are some exceptions to the methods of making truffles. Not all round chocolates, and chocolate truffles, are created equal. Even if they are advertised and sold as truffles, these treats might not be real ones. Anything with a fruity or creamy center is not a real truffle. It needs to have a ganache inside it. Accept no imitations – try some of our yummy truffles and find out for yourself!  

A Wide Selection of Chocolate Treats from Wockenfuss Candies

Head to and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!


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