Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Champagne Truffles to Ring in the New Year

Ring in the New Year with Champagne Truffles. Several great Chocolate Companies make Champagne Truffles. I'm posting early--tomorrow is National Champagne Day--so you have a day or so to find these truffles! The following list is not definitive, but will get you started. Comment below about your favorites. Love to add to the list. Scroll down for an awesome video from Vosges Haute-Chocolate on the making of Champagne Truffles!

Recchiuti Chocolate Champagne Truffles
A version of a classic favorite. Dark chocolate truffle with Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs from Napa Valley and confectioner's sugar.

Seattle Chocolate Company Champagne Truffles. A bubbly truffle featuring a blended milk and dark chocolate center with natural popping candy and a bit of bite. Enrobed in dark chocolate.

Choclatique Bubbly Champagne Truffles. I love these. Have tried them several times. They're light and cream and bubbly!

Moonstruck Champagne Truffle. I love Moonstruck truffles, and these are quite unique. Ivory chocolate ganache, infused with a champagne reduction and enrobed in dark chocolate, then hand-dipped in ivory chocolate. 

Coco Delice Sonoma Brut Truffles. Dark chocolate ganache infused with Gloria Ferrar Sonoma Brut. Coated in a layer of dark chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder and confectioners sugar.

Teuscher Chocolate of Switzerland
House specialty, the famous Champagne Truffle, a blend of cream, butter and chocolate: champagne cream center surrounded by a dark chocolate ganache, covered in milk chocolate and dusted with confectioner’s sugar. Originally created by Adolf Teuscher, Sr. in 1947. Available also in an all dark version which I like even more!

Jacques Torres
Jacques' Taittinger Champagne Truffles are a combination of milk chocolate, fresh cream and Taittinger Brut La Francaise. I love the cork shape of these truffles.

La Maison du Chocolat selects and roasts its own cacao beans, and all of the chocolate is made from special house blends. Their collection of chocolate truffles are hand made at the La Maison du Chocolat workshop in Paris. Other truffles but includes Champagne truffles: dark chocolate truffles infused with Fine Champagne Cognac, covered with dark chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder.

Payard Truffles
Champagne Truffles

Neuhaus Champagne Truffles
Dark chocolate dusted with a frosting of powdered sugar with soft centers of champagne butter. Not for the superstitious. Neuhaus Champagne Truffles are sold in boxes of 13.

Godiva makes a champagne truffle, but I haven't had one in awhile. I remember it was beautiful and very smooth, but there was more chocolate taste than champagne. Still Godiva truffles are great.

Charbonnel & Walker Milk Chocolate Marc de Champagne Truffles.  Milk Chocolate with Marc de Champagne center.  Also try Charbonnel & Walker Chocolate Pink Champagne Truffles. Tangy & Sweet with a strawberry dusting and Marc de Champagne truffle center. Tangy & sweet.

Paul A. Young Champagne Truffles. Made with real Champagne.

Demarquette Champagne Truffles. These are made with vintage Dom Perignon Champagne. U.K. Brut Champagne (Dom Perignon) blended with our very own recipe of single estate and single origin cocoas from around the world and Cornish and Hampshire creams for the ultimate in pure taste. Each truffle is hand dipped in 71.1% couverture chocolate before being dusted with pure cocoa powder.

The-Chocolate Champagne Truffles. Toscano Black, Amedei and Armand de Brignac. Edible pure 24 carat gold and presented in a Swarovski adorned box. "The most luxurious chocolate experience in the world." Available at Harrod's. If you have to ask the price...well...

Vosges Krug Champagne Truffles. Watch this awesome video on making Champagne Truffles.

Making of Krug® Champagne Truffles from Vosges Haut-Chocolat® on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Krista said...

I haven't tried all of these. Hmm, that might be a fun thing to do. But I love, love, love Teuscher. They had (don't know if it's still there) a shop at Rockefeller Center, and I stopped in for my fix, er, treat, every time I visited New York.