What is a Bonbon? Batch PDX
Chocolatier/owner Jeremy Karp of Batch PDX is basically a chocolate magician.
Pure ingredients, precise technique, and classic yet creative flavor combinations, make these bonbons from Portland, Oregon, some of the most exquisite I’ve tasted in quite some time. Everyone who sampled from my batch of Batch PDX fell into rapture and reverence.
What exactly is a bonbon? A bonbon is a candy, usually covered in chocolate.
And what is a truffle? It’s a ganache center covered in chocolate. What is ganache? Ganache is chocolate mixed with cream, and other ingredients may be added, such as raspberry, Champagne, or whatever the chocolatier chooses in order to tell the desired story or explore the desired path. So a truffle is chocolate covered chocolate, you ask? Basically, yes, and hooray!
Sometimes bonbon is used as the general term, and a truffle is a specific iteration.
And how did the truffle get its name? Chocolate truffles are named after mushroom truffles, a fungi delicacy that comes out of the earth, covered in dirt. The original chocolate truffles were rolled in cocoa powder, as some still are, which was seen as resembling the dirt that covered mushroom truffles.
Nature and art dance, and amazing creations like Jeremy’s flavorful and balanced Batch PDX bonbons are the result. These are truly lovely chocolates.
By the way, why is Portland nicknamed PDX? That’s the airport code!
Here’s to uplift through chocolate!
Your friend in chocolate,
Chocolate Expert, Speaker, Consultant
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