Celebrate National Chocolate with Almonds Day!


Today is National Chocolate with Almonds Day! When I think of wonderful pairings, a few things come to mind – gourmet chocolate and wine shared over great conversation with my best friend…dark chocolate and fresh strawberries enjoyed on a Saturday afternoon with my daughter…and high on that list is revealing in the deliciousness of smooth chocolate balanced with crunchy almonds with my husband at the end of a long day.

Delysia's Nut Truffle Collection featuring almonds, pistachios and walnuts!
Delysia’s Nut Truffle Collection featuring almonds, pistachios and walnuts!

So I encourage you to celebrate National Chocolate with Almonds Day in a variety of ways! Perhaps start your early morning by savoring a cup of fresh-brewed almond flavored coffee – adding a dash of chocolate shavings. After lunch, take a well-deserved mental break to re-center by enjoying one of Delysia’s truffles from our Nut Truffle Collection. This fan favorite nine-piece set is a delicate and flavorful collection featuring the powerful blend of almond, pistachio and pecan. Perhaps share a truffle with one of your favorite co-workers who also relishes in the appreciation of delicious chocolate. Enjoying the summer afternoon outside? Surprise your neighbor with a box of Gianduja – a rare Italian confection created with our handmade almond marzipan blended with white, milk, and dark chocolate. If you’re like me, my favorite time to enjoy delightful pairings is late evening, after placing my daughter down to sleep. The evening takes on a tranquil ambiance that allows me the opportunity to truly enjoy every pleasant bit of rich truffle. My best girlfriend and I often like to pour two glasses of red wine and open a box of Delysia’s truffles together. We choose the same truffle and compare our experience – sometimes we agree and sometimes our opinions are quite diverse! But what’s best about any of these ways to celebrate is that we’re creating lifelong memories – with chocolate providing the perfect accent every time.

However you choose to celebrate National Chocolate with Almond Day – the idea is to simply enjoy it, whether alone or with a friend. You’ll never regret indulging in such a classic combination as chocolate and almonds. To order Delysia’s Nut Truffle Collection anytime of the year, click here.

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.