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Recreating the Prestat Bomb




Part of the joy of Prestat being so old (109 years and counting!) is recreating old recipes. Prestat’s founding family, the Dufours, created the chocolate truffle in Chambery, France, in 1895 before Antoine Dufour sensibly emigrated to London. The original Prestat truffle was named The Napoleon III truffle after the gourmand (a polite way of saying ‘extremely large’) emperor who spent several periods of exile with his personal chef in London.

In the 1960s, a giant version of The Napoleon III truffle was created by our second owner Neville Croft, which he called The Prestat Bomb truffle. It was available in Plain, Coffee and Orange flavours. We haven’t made The Prestat Bomb for 30 years but we are bringing it back for Chocolate Week (October 10-16, 2011), available exclusively from our 14 Princes Arcade shop on Piccadilly and the Prestat Concession in the Harrods Chocolate, Tea & Coffee Hall.

We are making it in limited numbers and for a short time only, so get down to Princes Arcade and Harrods quickly and enjoy!

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