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!!!!!