I savored my first authentic French chocolate truffle in 1984, in Robertsau, France, a tiny Alsatian village outside of Strasbourg. Velvety, bold, silken, earthy. It was the beginning of a beautiful and delicious relationship.
Once home, I searched for the French chocolate truffle…a luscious combination of chocolate and cream ganache dusted with cocoa powder. Locating this delicacy proved to be more challenging than I had expected. I wanted ganache—not cream centers, fruit creams, eggs, butter, flavored oils, soy, or corn syrup.
My search proved futile, thus I decided to pursue the elusive French truffle at home in my own kitchen. At the time, I was a vegan, and experimented with various dairy-free products. After numerous trial batches and taste tests, I decided to combine organic coconut milk with dark chocolate. Once I perfected the original truffle—vegan and dairy—I then experimented with infusions of herbs, fruits, liqueurs.
I continued researching the myriad aspects of chocolate from bean to bar. I learned about different types of beans—including heirloom and organic—and the various cacao contents of finished bars.
Soon I was plying family and friends with sundry flavors of scrumptious chocolate truffles. Today, I provide truffles for birthday parties, graduations, holidays, weddings, bat/bar mitzvahs, and other events. Sometimes to say, “Thank You,” or for no reason at all, except a velvety chocolate truffle tastes delicious every day!
After 15 years crafting homemade truffles, I prepare each batch with skill and care. I invite you to share my passion for chocolate.
Only nature’s truffle is more natural than Bark & Truffle chocolate.