The Best Summer Foods to Pair with Chocolate


Summer is here, and so are summer flavors!  In the doldrums of summer, what better way to pick things up again than with some great food pairings!  Check out these summer foods that pair great with Delysia chocolates!

1.  Barbeque

One of those great summer flavors, especially in the south, is barbecue.  That smokey flavor paired with the spices and rubs that gives it a salty, savory taste can be heightened with a proper pairing of chocolates.  Consider Ghost Pepper Bark, which will add a certain spice to any barbecue.  Blended with ground ghost peppers, the dark chocolate is even topped with a ghost pepper salt.

2.  Citrus

A cold glass of lemonade is a quintessential summer treat, and Delysia’s Citrus Collection can add a bit more zest and sweetness to any summery meal.  With three separate citrus fruits, like orange, lemon, and lime, this is arguable Delysia’s most summery truffle collection.  An idea could be to make a delicious lemon chicken, and let the citrusy flavors flow over to dessert with this collection.

3.  Salty Snacks

Between a ballpark pretzel, potato chips sitting on the picnic table, and movie Citrus Collectiontheater popcorn, the summer is full of salty flavors.  Don’t worry- Delysia’s Salted Chocolate Truffles can add some great salted desserts to your picnic as well.  With flavors like salted caramel, sea salt, and smoked salt caramel, this collection will impress any summer crowd.

Being in the midst of summer can feel like winter is far away, but enjoy the heat while you can!  With long days, warm weather, and the blossoms blooming, it’s the perfect time to get out there and enjoy a picnic.  Whatever you decide to bring with you on your day out, make sure to pair it with one of the above-mentioned Delysia chocolate truffle collections!  Have a great summer out there.

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.