I have a treat for you today:
TRUFFLES!!!!! You.are.welcome. Don’t you wish you had a scratch and sniff monitor??? A few months ago I got to tour the Utah Truffles factory, and let me tell you it was AMAZING!!!! I think I gained 12 lbs just breathing in the air in there!!! Seriously delicious!
Do you recognize this label? If your local you’d better, these are seriously the BEST tasting truffles I’ve EVER had, and let’s just say I’ve had more than my fair share of truffles in my life. If you haven’t head over to the Find A Store page and find your local source of Utah Truffles and buy one- you’ll thank me (or not depending on how many you end up buying )
I DRAGGED my sister along to be an official photographer (she didn’t mind ONE bit) and we headed up with our kiddo’s right after dance class! The girls LOVED their special hair nets and did a great job following us around as we drooled!
These truffles are gluten free and made of high quality natural ingredients and Belgian chocolate. First they melt the truffle mixture and mix it up really well (with a drill and huge mixing paddle just like when I mix up mortar for tiling!) then they pour it on to these tables to cool!
See how it’s getting dull? it’s cooling, they have a bunch of tables with chocolate at various stages of cooling! (I LOVE seeing how things are made!)
You can tell this one is ready to go! They removed the metal bars holding the chocolate in already…
then cut them into truffles or bar shapes and place them on trays. This was a HUGE 6 ft tall rolling shelving unit FULL of truffles (I promise I didn’t sneak any… but how awesome would a sheet of these be???)
Time for a chocolate shower!!!!! They separate the cut chocolate truffle and place them on the conveyor belt to get their outer chocolate layer… This is better than watching krispy kreme donuts get a shower of icing!
Mmmmmm, This just SCREAMS for a spoon, or fondue sticks… fondue sticks with the truffle filling on the ends. I didn’t of course- food standards of cleanliness and all, but it would be fun!!
And AFTER the shower of chocolate- out the other end… (have I mentioned my love for factories and assembly lines? We LOVE that show “how it’s made” at our house)
Then they continue down the belt cooling (taunting me) and getting ready to be packaged! This totally reminds me of “I love Lucy”- I’d totally be stuffing a few in my mouth/hat/clothing while packageing them up!!!
And some really good news for you white chocolate lovers out there, they had these AMAZING lemon white chocolate truffles we got to try and have plans for white chocolate peppermint for the holidays later this year, Mmmmm. I hope they are ready soon!
I also LOVE cool machines, we got there just as they started lunch so I totally missed this machine in ACTION, but how TOTALLY cool would this be to operate? They had a whole wall of all their brands and packaging as well!
And finally everything in packages ready to ship out to your local store or sold on their website!!!! I love the toffee ones, my mom loved the almond and my sister loved the mint! My kids loved the chocolate dipped treats, oreos, cinnamon bears, orange slices and pretzels. My husband liked the orange and raspberry flavored truffles!
So who wants to win some Truffles? Utah Truffles is SERIOUSLY generous have given me 2 giftcards to their website! The first winner get’s a $50 Giftcard to their website and the second get’s a $25 Giftcard.