Notes from the Chocolatier – Best of the Salon Awards 2017


It’s that time of year again where our team selects our most popular and savory flavors to highlight our premium chocolates and confections. We were proud to present our chocolate creations a few months in advanced and honored to be recognized in the International Chocolate Salon’s, “Best of the Salon” competitions in various categories.

Best Vegan Chocolate Awards:

  • Best Ingredient combination:
    • Silver – Gingered Garam Masala
    • Bronze – Herbed Almond & Olive Oil Bark
  • Best Taste:
    • Silver – Gingered Garam Masala
    • Bronze – Herbed Almond & Olive Oil Bark
  • Most Unique:
    • Silver – Gingered Garam Masala
  • Top Vegan Chocolate:
    • Bronze – Herbed Almond & Olive Oil Bark
    • Bronze – Gingered Garam Masala
  • Star Rating –
  • 3 ½ Stars for both

Top Caramel Awards:

  • Best Packaging- External:
    • Honorable Mention – Dulce De Leche & Smoked Salted Cigar
  • Top Caramels:
    • Bronze – Smoked Salted Cigar
  • Star Rating:
    • 3 Stars for both

Top Chocolate Bar Awards:

  • Best Ingredient Combination:
    • Bronze – Herbed Almond
  • Most Unique:
    • Silver – Hibiscus Green Tea Bark with Mint and Blueberries
    • Bronze – Crawfish Boil Bark
    • Bronze – Herbed Almond
  • Star Ratings:
    • 3.5 Herbed Almond
    •  “Delysia and Chuao once again are the most adventurous in their flavor combinations.”

Top Spicy Chocolate Bar:

  • Best Ingredient Combinations:
    • Gold- Honey Sriracha
  • Best Taste:
    • Silver – Honey Sriracha
  • Best Texture:
    • Bronze – Ghost Pepper Bark
  • Most Unique:
    • Bronze – Honey Sriracha

Curious taste buds? Try our limited International collection that gives you a one-way ticket to test your knowledge on popular flavors from around the world.

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.