NATIONAL TRUFFLE DAY
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
How will you indulge? Celebrate the day by making truffles. We even have a few recipes for you to try! While you’re at it, be sure to share some with friends and neighbors. Do you have a favorite truffle combination?
Use #NationalTruffleDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL TRUFFLE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this indulgently sweet holiday.
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