The Bottom Line: Delicious facts about mousse.
The Full Story:
- If you are in France, no matter which region, no matter where you eat, you will most likely be offered the divine French dessert Mousse au Chocolat.
- The word “mousse” is a French word that means foam, so Mousse au Chocolat means chocolate foam.
- Savory mousse dishes were an 18th century French achievement – when mousse first hit the culinary scene, it was reserved for savory dishes like fish and vegetables. Dessert mousses (generally fruit mousses) began to appear much later, in the second half of the 19th
- The first written record of chocolate mousse in the United States comes from a Food Exposition held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1892.
- Chocolate mousse really came into the public eye in the U.S. in the 1930’s, about the time as chocolate pudding mixes were introduced.