Around here we absolutely love chocolate and are always open and excited to try new flavors and brands. I was recently introduced to Delysia Chocolatier located in Austin, TX. This is an artisan, award winning chocolate brand handcrafted and helmed by a female entrepreneur, Chef Owner & Chocolatier Nicole Patel.
Inspired by artisan chocolate shops in Europe, Patel crafts chocolates inspired by travels around the world and uses locally sourced ingredients when possible. The products are handmade using fine quality, sustainable chocolate and only the freshest ingredients. Delysia is one of the very few chocolatiers in the USA crafting a complete product line of chocolates made from ethically sourced cacao.
My boyfriend and I were invited to choose an adventure chocolate tasting hosted by Chef Nicole. Being that international travel is off limits these days I jumped on the chance to taste Tuscany through chocolate truffles. We were shipped two beautiful red boxes tied with crisp white ribbons. Inside were 4 truffles for each of us to taste the exotic flavors. My boyfriend Sean and I loved this creative idea for date night. Eating chocolates, learning about how they are made and how the flavors were inspired by the rolling Tuscan hills was both educational and delicious.
We tasted four flavors of truffles: Tiramisu, Limoncello, Lasagna (an odd but interesting savory combination) and Dark Chocolate Chianti. My hands down favorite was the Limoncello, a new trial flavor that I hope they add to the list of regulars.
I encourage you to check out the upcoming Delysia virtual tastings. There are some great ones coming up including Havana Nights, Japanese Rising Sun, Moroccan Medley and Texas Peach. There’s nothing like touring the world through chocolate!