Making my own Godiva truffle!
In celebration of their 60 years in the truffle-making biz, Godiva hosted a mini-tour of their iconic truffles in midtown yesterday. My friend Archana of lettuceveg.com joined me for the chocolate tasting, which ended with a chance to make our very own Godiva chocolates with master choclatier, Thierry Muret!
Picture of the first Godiva store in Brussels 80 years ago!
A handmade chocolate G for Godiva made by the executive chef
And here’s a peek at some of the truffles they featured!
The original dark chocolate truffle rolled in cocoa powder
Belgian Premiere Truffle from 1950
Royal Mathilde truffle from 1980 with an 'M' for Princess Mathilde
Praline Truffle from 1988, rolled in crushed hazelnuts
Pabana Truffle with passionfruit and banana chocolate filling, 2004
Creme Brulee Truffle of the 2008 European Dessert Truffle Collection
And the best part…making our own truffles! They let us bring our artistic side out by giving us different colored frosting, toppings, and sprinkles to decorate our sweets with after dipping them in melted chocolate.
Truffle making is serious stuff.
Archana in truffle-making mode
So happy I can now say I made real Godiva chocolates! The handmade chocolate “G” by Thierry though…yeah…might take some practice. Every truffle was so amazingly good though, it’s hard to say which one I liked best!
The Godiva Legacy Collection with options from all these delicious truffles will come in boxes ranging from $18-$85 this fall, www.godiva.com.