Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Spicy Chocolate


¡Feliz Día de la Independencia!

This holiday marks the day Mexico called for their independence from Spain in 1810. The Mexican War of Independence began in the town of Delores when Miguel Hidalgo, a Catholic priest, called for the local people to join forces and revolt against Spanish rule. The Mexican people fought for over 11 years before finally winning their independence from Spain in 1821. In Mexico, September 16 is celebrated by reenacting the Grito de Dolores, or Cry of Dolores, with the ringing of the church bell and the proclamation of Viva Mexico. If today celebrates Mexican Independence Day, what does Cinco de Mayo celebrate? The spring holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s victory after being invaded by French troops in 1862.

No matter if you’re of proud Mexican heritage or simply enjoy frequenting your local Mexican restaurant for Taco Tuesday, Mexican Independence Day is a fun holiday to celebrate. Spicy chocolates incorporating different peppers are a great way to use traditional Mexican ingredients in a new way. There are a few different Delysia Chocolatier treats to help you turn today into a true fiesta!

Our Latin Truffle Collection features three different spicy varieties guaranteed to tickle your taste buds
  1. Delysia Chocolatier’s Latin Collection features three truffle varieties perfect for celebrating this holiday. Each box contains truffles bursting with different spices and sure to awaken your senses. Jalapeno, cayenne, and habanero peppers give these unique treats their special heat. This is a great choice for the chocolate lover wanting to experiment with spicy chocolate.  Each box contains three distinct flavors, allowing you to taste and discover your new favorite.
  1. Delysia Chocolatier’s Mexican Hot Chocolate Bark is the perfect treat as the heat of summer begins to fade and we welcome the cooler fall temperatures. Coffee and cinnamon are blended into a dark chocolate base to create a deliciously complex flavor. This yummy treat is finished with a dash of cayenne to ensure it’s anything but boring. Mexican Hot Chocolate is a classic spicy chocolate treat.
  1. Delysia Chocolatier’s Pecan Cayenne Bark is a true treat for any spicy chocolate lover. Locally sourced pecans and cayenne are used to create this dark chocolate bark, which has a fun texture and hidden kick. Crunchy, spicy, delicious; it’s no wonder this is an award winner.

Any of these treats will have you and your amigos wanting to ring your own bell with a cry of Viva Mexico! Mexican Independence Day; it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in margaritas, tacos, and of course Delysia Chocolatier’s spicy chocolate treats!

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.