Monday, September 26, 2016

XOX Truffles - Raspberry, Coconut truffles - Sept. 26, 2016

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

XOX Truffles
1.) Raspberry truffle
2.) Coconut truffle
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) (estimate) in 4 truffles
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 4 truffles
Cost: $4.00 for 4 truffles (when bought as part of a 20-piece assortment/box)
Purchased from: XOX Truffles, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to Day #3 of French Chocolate Theme Week.

The consensus seems to be that the French invented the chocolate truffle in the 1890s.

The word truffle is now applied to many different types of chocolate confection and/or filled chocolate or bar. But, to enjoy a true chocolate truffle in the original French tradition, I recommend paying a visit to XOX Truffles (San Francisco, CA).

Today I'm featuring two more truffle flavors from XOX Truffles: Raspberry and Coconut.

These authentic-tasting, hand-crafted truffles were made in the French spirit ("created with French attitude") by Chef Jean-Marc Gorce and team. The truffles are hand-formed and rolled in high-quality cocoa powder and have a wonderful buttery, creamy center. No two are exactly the same shape.*

Gorce and his partner and wife Casimira N. Tobilla, founded XOX Truffles several years ago. Their truffles can be found in a small shop in North Beach (San Francisco).

*Chocolate truffles were named after a prized fungi that grows in the ground, due to their similar shape and appearance. Dogs and pigs are sometimes used to help hunt for truffles because of their more acute sense of smell. (Truffles give off a certain smell when they are ready to be harvested.) Fortunately, chocolate truffles are ready to eat and enjoy at any time.

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