Fifth Day of Chocolate – Gianduja


Gianduja – An Italian confection made with hazelnuts & almonds
Image Courtesy of Thompson Poole Photography

Gianduja – A rare Italian confection impassioned with the flavors of roasted hazelnuts & almonds. We handcraft our own hazelnut & almond paste, blend it with white, milk, and dark chocolate, and then beautifully layer it all together.

To enjoy gianduja, place a piece of the delicate confection in your mouth and let it slowly melt – do not chew. As it melts, the rich paste will fill your mouth with the nutty flavors of the chocolate, hazelnuts, and almonds. A delectable treat.


Our handmade gianduja is available on our Online Shop.

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.