Teuscher: Truffles are Its Speciality
On a blustery day in the Alps some 70 years ago, a curious man was thinking differently about chocolate. That man, Dolf Teuscher, soon launched a chocolate company of the same name. Nearly a century later, Teuscher is one of the world's finest chocolatiers – and a Luxist nominee in the best truffles category.
Dolf Teuscher founded the company in 1932, wandering far from his Alpine roots to comb the globe for the best cocoa, marzipan, fruits and nuts. Over years of experimentation, he developed the distinctive recipes that have brought Teuscher to the pinnacle of the chocolate world today.
Dolf's son, Dolf Teuscher, Jr., now oversees an international confectionary empire with stores in major cities from New York to Qatar to Singapore. Its kitchens in Zurich make over 100 varieties of chocolates using the original recipes and fly them to stores across the globe; all products are free of chemicals, additives and preservatives.
Teuscher makes a wide range of chocolate candies, but the chocolatier is best known for its truffles. Dreamed up in 1947 by Dolf Teuscher himself, the company's champagne truffles are made with buttercream and Dom Perignon champagne, then coated in milk chocolate and dusted with confectioner's sugar. The truffles come in elegant lime green boxes and can be purchased in quantities from four pieces ($10) to one kilogram ($125).
Teuscher has stores in Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia. Store locations include Zurich, Geneva, Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas, Santa Fe, Newport Beach, CA. , Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Portland, Leavenworth, Tokyo, Hongkong, Singapore, Dubai, and Berlin. Fans of Teucher's delicious chocolates can also shop at its online store.
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