Truffle like a royal.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
February 12, 2020
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Hungry for chocolate truffles? Of course you are. And with Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, you've got all the more reason to indulge.

This Valentine's Day, ring in the holiday like a member of the British royal family and treat yourself to some fine chocolate truffles from Charbonnel et Walker. The company has a royal warrant—which basically means a stamp of approval from the monarchs—and a box of their delectable treats won't break the bank. If you're craving caramel, try the 10-piece box of Milk Sea Salt Caramel Truffles for $28 on Bloomingdales.com or, for something a tad more festive, try the Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles for $45, also available at Bloomingdale's.

The chocolate maker was originally founded in in 1875, with links to the royal family from its early years: "Encouraged by Edward VII, (then the Prince of Wales), Charbonnel et Walker formed as a partnership between Mrs Walker and Mme Charbonnel, the latter from the esteemed Maison Boissier chocolate house in Paris," a statement on the company's website reads.

As Aly Walansky reports for TODAY.com, the royal warrant became official in 1970."We were awarded the royal warrant as chocolate makers to Her Majesty The Queen in 1970," Jo Humphris, head of marketing for Charbonnel et Walker, shared with TODAY via email. "Charbonnel et Walker have been given this personal mark of recognition as tradesmen who regularly supply goods or service to Her Majesty The Queen."

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This Valentine's day, why not pair your BRACH'S conversation hearts with some royals-approved chocolate truffles? Get the tea kettle started, and we'll join you for an impromptu high truffles and tea party.

Share with us: What's your favorite sweet to eat on Valentine's Day? Are you all about candy or do you prefer to BIY, ahem, Bake-It-Yourself?