Wednesday, May 2, 2018

National Truffle Day

According to the National Day Calendar, today is National Truffle Day.


Who doesn't love those tasty little nuggets of chocolate perfection? Legend states that the first chocolate truffle was made on Christmas Eve 1895 in Chambray France by French patisserie Louis DuFour. Looking to create something new in addition to the usual Christmas chocolate treats, he made a delectable chocolate ganache, shaped it into small spheres and then rolled them in cocoa powder to make them easier to handle and not as likely to melt in a person's hands.

Today the main types produced are American, French, Belgian and Swiss. Each type of truffle has a slightly different twist, but they all include a creamy ganache filling and a topping like cocoa, coconut, nuts or drizzled chocolate.

While reading up on the history of the chocolate truffle for this post, imagine my delight to see this ad asking readers what they think of when they hear the word truffles! After voting I learned that 54% chose the chocolate, 33% chose the fungus, and 13% chose the cat name.


I guess it goes without saying that while I could nosh on truffles all day long, my favorite will always be my sweet, beautiful, missed beyond words angel Truffles...






23 comments:

  1. You know Miss Truffle is celebrating today!

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  2. My human loves Truffles... the edible kind, and the kitty kind!

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  3. All kindsa truffles should be celebrated today!

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  4. Oh bless her. Truffle was something special. Sweeter than any candy and more delightful to look at.

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  5. Mum likes the chocolate truffles and we fondly remember Truffles.
    She was the best kind of sweet :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  6. Awwww...thinking of TRUFFLES today (YOUR Truffles, of course!) Wow, we have never seen those lovely pictures of her. Truffles, we are wishing you the sweetest sweetest day in your Rainbow Bridge Home. And that your playmates there ap-purr-reciate you!

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  7. Chocolate truffles are yummy, but your Truffles was the best! :)

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  8. The mom wonders if she can have truffles for breakfast.

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  9. Truffles are a delicious candy but your angel was special beyond compare.

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  10. Chocolate truffles sure are a delicious. But, your sweet angel Truffles will always be the most precious of all. What a beautiful angel she is.

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  11. Angel Truffles was better than any candy or stinking mushroom!

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    1. Angel Truffles was such a delightful part of our days through your shared stories and pics. A sweet spot without the calories!

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  12. TW is drooling just thinking of the chocolates. I'm sure you have your priorities straight though.

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  13. Truffles was a beautiful girl. Thank you for the condolences you left on my blog for my family's loss. XO

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  14. We will always associate "Truffles" with cats! Especially your sweet and beautiful angel. <3

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  15. sending you (((hugs))) thought of you when I saw the holiday on the blogging calendar catchatwithcarenandcody

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  16. I saw that it was National Truffles Day this week and thought of you!

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  17. What a great day to remember Truffles!

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  19. Truffles are delicious! And angel Truffles was a beauty.

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  20. We all miss Truffles! What a gorgeous girl!

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  21. These Truffles look absolutely delicious, making me so hungry right now. Thanks for the share, keep up the posts. Love this! Happy Nation Truffles Day! Hope you have a good rest of your week and nice weekend.
    World of Animals

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  22. Your Truffles was sure a kitty of grr-eat beauty! She was a purr-fect lil' confection! Purrs! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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