This I cannot hide from you. I just got a box of pink truffles from a client who came back from a trip to England. I do not eat sweets often but I was certainly familiar with the famous Charbonnel et Walker brand back from when I lived in London. Established in 1875, Charbonnel Et Walker is the most revered British chocolatier regularly supplying chocolates to the British royal family. Other fans include: Paul McCartney, Stella McCartney and Freida Pinto.
Turns out these pink truffles are the most famous of their offerings and I now understand why. I did not expect to eat most of them before I was able to take a picture for you! Well, it happened, so you are looking at a stock image instead.
So what’s the secret of Charbonnel Et Walker’s Marc De Chamapagne filling? It is not Champagne, it’s a brandy produced by distilling grape skins, seeds and stalks left over from the pressing process in the first stage of Champagne production. Pink March De Champagne filling is surrounded by a mixture of milk chocolate (delicate strawbery flavor) and butter (of course!), and finished with a light dusting of icing sugar. To die for.
Other intriguing flavors:
Rose & Violet Truffles: dark chocolate center infused with English rose and violet flavor, covered in dark chocolate and finished with crystalized rose and violet petals.
Bucks Fizz Truffles: milk chocolate with Marc De Champagne and orange center.
Turns out life IS a box of chocolates.
Get yours at Saks and enjoy!!!!!
Olga Adler is an interior designer based in Delray Beach, Florida providing design and decorating services to some of the finest homes in Palm Beach County.