What Makes a Truffle a Truffle?
Ever wonder what makes a truffle a truffle or a bon-bon a bon-bon? If you ask me, just try them all – because they are all delicious, but that doesn’t answer the question, does it? So “technically”, by the dictionary, a truffle is a round sweet made with chocolate. Well, by that definition, an Oreo is a truffle! We do truffles a little more specificly here at Knoke’s. To begin the process, Dave uses a European mold to pour chocolate into. He then drains all the excess to form the shell. Knoke’s truffles may be heart shaped, square, or any variation. Next, a chocolate ganache is prepared with rich cream, butter, and of course more Knoke’s Chocolate! Some truffles have a flavoring, caramel, or nuts. Our crown - shaped truffles just stay pure chocolate! After the ganache has set, Dave pours the final layer of chocolate, which becomes the bottom when the truffle is turned out of the tray. Each flavor is then striped, dotted, or decorated to show the correct flavoring and sent directly to the store or the boxing area. We make truffles in 3 Chocolates: Milk, 58% Cocoa dark chocolate, and 72% Cocoa dark chocolate. There is a truffle to fit every taste!