One of the easiest decisions we’ve had to make is wedding favors. Because we’ve got a guy—a Swiss chocolatier, to be more precise! Mr. P’s mom worked with Neuchatel years ago. But the confection connection doesn’t end there. His brother, a New York chef and caterer, orders custom truffles infused with a favorite spirit, usually Scotch. Whooo—those things are potent!
I wonder what’s inside…
Mr. P introduced me to the fan-frickin’-tastic chocolates by way of their chocolate-covered potato chips. Yes, salty and sweet in one snack! They’re like a drug, a very delicious drug. The chocolate is imported from Switzerland, the oh so delicious cream comes from the cows in nearby Oxford, and the potato chips are sourced from the Herr’s factory down the road.
Just a pound of chocolate!! Nom nom nom.
The only retail location is a short drive through the rolling Pennsylvania countryside. It’s just far enough away for us to make it up for holidays and special occasions…like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, boat trips, my birthday, and sometimes just because. Lucky family members receive boxes of truffles, Swiss chips, and seasonal stollen. (And an extra container of Swiss chips for me…for the drive home.) I’ve likened visiting Albert at Neuchatel to going to the North Pole to see Santa. He’s always so jolly, possibly from all the liquor-infused truffles?
One guess which one of us did this.
The spread, organized by flavor and type:
Back row: gianduja, triple chocolate, sea salt caramel
Middle: dark chocolate, Scotch, peanut butter egg.
Front row: milk chocolate apricot and ginger, dark chocolate pineapple, pecan turtle.
So choosing chocolate truffles from Neuchatel as our wedding favors was automatic—not even a discussion was involved. For the quality of the chocolate and inclusion of packaging, you cannot beat three dollars per favor. Two truffles (milk and dark chocolate champagne) come with each box, but I think we’ll ask our family friend if we can mix it up.
The aforementioned Scotch truffles
My nose burns just thinking about them.
And my favorite, gianduja (hazelnut)—to DIE for!
(all personal photos)
Are you doing favors? If so, what type of favor are you thinking of? And what chocolate flavors would you love to receive??