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“Spooky Truffles”

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What is the first thought you have when you think about Halloween? Costumes? Ghosts? Scary movies? All of these are irreplaceable characteristics of Halloween, but we cannot ignore the most prominent part of Halloween, the sweets. If your sweet tooth is having a craving for something other than candy corn, the Academy of Culinary Arts and Hotel Administration at the Bergen County Academies prepares chocolate truffles with spooky designs to the students and faculty at Bergen County Academies. Every year, the Culinary Academy never fails to sweeten Halloween day. A couple of days before Halloween the Culinary academy prepares a luscious chocolate ganache, a mixture of heavy cream and chocolate, and rolls the ganache into balls. These ganache balls are then coated in another chocolate mixture and different toppings to create Halloween themed truffles. For instance, a truffle would be coated with white chocolate and have

white chocolate piped on with red dots as eyes. What does this sound like? Yup, a mummy chocolate truffle! This year, ACAHA is offering a mummy, spider, candy corn, and sprinkle truffles. These treats do not only taste good, but they look too scary to eat! Making these truffles, the ACAHA stude


nts in all grades grow closer together as they spend free mods rolling truffles together. This is an opportunity for all ACAHA students to work together to create a product that will add some sweetness in the student body’s stressful school life.

In addition, this project is not only exclusive to the Culinary academy, but also the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts – Visual creates the designs for the spooky boxes. Every Halloween the students of the Academy of Visual Arts uses their artistic talent to prepare a terrifying haunted house for the student body and faculty. Every year, the haunted house has a theme, so the Visual academy designs the truffle boxes to correlate to the theme of the haunted house. Also, the Visual academy designs posters to promote the haunted house and truffle sales. These posters entice more students to buy a box of truffles and take a walk through the haunted house. The collaboration between the Culinary and Visual academy offers another medium to put their talents into action. The two academies use what they learn in class to give back to the Bergen County Academies community. Every year, the truffles are a big hit and students continue to look forward to these treats. This year, do not miss out on all of the Halloween festivities at Bergen County Academies! Grab yourself a box of truffles and take a walk through the haunted house this year.  One box of truffles (containing four truffles) are sold for $5 a box and can be ordered from either the Culinary academy or the Visual academy. Let’s celebrate both a sweet and spooky Halloween season this year!



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“Spooky Truffles”