In recent years Orion has used the Choco Pie to gain a foothold in foreign markets, and Orion now controls a two-thirds share of the Chinese cookie market, with a third of Orions revenue now coming from outside Korea. Whole series of Choco Pies have been sold more than 12.1 billion all over the world.
The recipe is relatively easy requiring only vegetable shortening, icing sugar, cocoa and dry breakfast cereal. Since it also does not require baking, it is often used as an activity for young children. Alternate recipes include peanut butter, coconut or sultanas, or replace Rice Bubbles with Corn Flakes or crispy fried noodles.
The chocolate truffle was first created by M. Dufour in Chambery, France in December 1895. They reached a wider public with the establishment of the Prestat chocolate shop in London by Antoine Dufour in 1902, which still sells Napoleon III truffles to the original recipe. There are now three main types of chocolate truffles: American, European, and Swiss