Chocolate, like many consumable indulgences, varies widely in term of quality and origin. Over the course of 8 years, Dorinda and Dustin, the mother and son mastermind’s behind Dorinda’s Chocolates, have sampled hundreds of chocolates from around the world. It is a widely known that the bean-to-bar Chocolate manufacturer Valrhona is among the best in the world and the Chocolatiers at Dorinda’s agree. They rarely use anything else.
Valrhona Chocolate was founded in 1922 in the small French town of Tain-l'Hermitag, located in the Hermitage district, which is famous throughout the world for its wine growing capabilities. Originally, company founder and Pastry Chef Albéric Guironnet was dedicated to the creation of unique, artisan-quality chocolate with complex, balanced and consistent flavors. For almost a century, Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavor of rare cocoa beans, grown on land and masterfully selected.
Valrhona goes beyond producing the highest quality cocoa, and chocolates with unrivaled taste, to conducting business in a responsible, sustainable way. Fair trade co-development begins at the cocoa plantation, between the cocoa farmers and Valrhona. Valrhona makes every effort to improve social, environmental and economic conditions.
Dorinda’s Chocolates has been ordering product from these premium chocolate manufacturers for years now. They understand the demand for quality over quantity and that understanding has grown into a passion. Dorinda’s truffles are the embodiment of the ideals that Dorinda’s shares with these premium chocolate manufacturers. Dorinda’s uses only whole ingredients in all of their truffles.
Many of the pieces that are made at Dorinda’s Chocolates are created using nothing but Valrhona chocolates. Dorinda’s Lemon Truffle is made with the zest and juice of whole lemons. The lemons are then perfectly balanced with whole cream and a white satin cocoa chocolate. The result, a beautiful hand crafted truffle with a zesty ganache topped with a single candied lemon peel. If your in the mood for a darker truffle that is equally as rich, the Naked 70% and the Naked Hub can satisfy your cravings. The Naked 70 is a favorite among chocolate purists while the Hub Truffle is a must have for the coffee aficionado in all of us.