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National Truffles Day

May 2 is National Truffles Day!

Truffles are chocolate based confections that are filled with a creamy ganache and topped with cocoa powder, hard shell chocolate, icing, chopped nuts, or drizzled chocolate. There are three main types of truffles which vary in their preparation slightly: American, European, and Swiss.

French Patissiere Louis Dufour invented the chocolate truffle in Chambery, France in 1895. The chocolate covered ganache balls looked a lot like black mushroom truffles that grew deep in the forest, so the confections were named after them.

A few years later, Antoine Dufour opened the Prestat Chocolate Shop in London, which is credited for the popularization of chocolate truffles in the UK and beyond.

Celebrate National Truffles Day by – what else? – eating truffles!

Sources: Punch Bowl, Wikipedia

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National Licorice Day

April 12 is National Licorice Day!

National Licorice Day was founded in 2004 by Licorice International, which is the leading specialty seller of imported licorice in the country. Licorice international imports their licorice from 14 countries worldwide, but their main retail site is located in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Celebrate National Licorice Day by touring the Licorice International facility, learning about the history of licorice, testing out some licorice tea, or throwing your own licorice tasting party.

Sources: Wikipedia, Licorice International

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