The Enchanting Tale of the Napoleon Truffle: A Royal Delight Revived – Prestat Chocolates

At Prestat, we take immense pride in our rich heritage and the exquisite delicacies we offer.

Among our array of luxurious chocolates, one truffle stands out for its storied past and royal connections: the Napoleon Truffle.

This exceptional confection is more than just a treat; it is a delicious tribute to history, a recreation of Napoleon III's favourite chocolate truffle.

Join us as we delve into the enchanting tale of the Napoleon Truffle, a blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and indulgence.

A Journey Back in Time: The Legacy of Napoleon III

Napoleon III, the first President and later the Emperor of France, was known not just for his political prowess but also for his refined taste.

A man of sophistication, he had a particular fondness for chocolates, which were considered a luxurious delicacy in the 19th century.

Among the various confections that graced his royal palate, there was one truffle that stood above the rest, captivating him with its rich flavours and decadent texture. This truffle became a favourite of the Emperor, a symbol of the exquisite culinary artistry of the time.

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The Birth of the Napoleon Truffle by Antoine Dufour

Fast forward to the early 20th century, where Antoine Dufour, the founder of Prestat, embarked on a mission to recreate this historical delicacy.

Not content with inventing the round chocolate truffle which is, to this day, so popular in England and across the World, he set out to create a recipe for a classic French dusted truffle.

Inspired by the tales of Napoleon III's favourite truffle, Dufour sought to bring this royal treat to a wider audience.

His dedication and passion led to the creation of the Napoleon Truffle – a modern masterpiece that pays homage to its illustrious predecessor.

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Crafting the Perfect Truffle

Creating the Napoleon Truffle is a meticulous process, one that requires the finest ingredients and the highest level of craftsmanship.

Each truffle begins with a rich, velvety ganache, made with 73% dark chocolate made from the finest cocoa beans sourced from the most prestigious regions.

This ganache is then carefully dusted in a rich and fragrant cocoa powder, creating a harmonious balance of flavours and textures.

But the magic doesn't stop there.

To capture the essence of Napoleon III's favourite truffle, our chocolatiers add a touch of exotic flavour, blending hints of organic Madagascan vanilla and a whisper of fine fruit liqueur.

This secret recipe has been perfected over time, ensuring that every bite of the Napoleon Truffle is a journey back to the royal courts of 19th century France.

A Truffle for Every Occasion

The Napoleon Truffle is more than just a chocolate – it is an experience, a taste of history wrapped in luxury.

Perfect for any occasion, it makes a delightful gift for loved ones, a sophisticated addition to any gathering, or a personal indulgence for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Each truffle is a testament to Prestat's commitment to excellence, a delicious reminder of the legacy we uphold with every creation.

The Napoleon III truffle is available in our Princes Arcade store only, and is a Christmas exclusive.

At Prestat, we believe in the power of a good story – and the Napoleon Truffle is one of our finest tales.

Come, be a part of this delicious journey, and let the legacy of Napoleon III's favourite truffle enchant your senses.