Notes from the Chocolatier: Change of season

Leaves are falling and weather is cooling as we take our first steps into Autumn. At the beginning of this month, we celebrated Delysia Chocolatier’s eighth anniversary. We couldn’t thank our customers, family, and friends enough for the support that has continued to make Delysia as successful as it is. With our anniversary every year and the seasons changing, the Culinary Center also changes its sights to focus on holidays and gift giving. Every year around this time, we prepare to enter our busy season but one filled with rewarding events where we have the honor of meeting new friends and sharing our passion.

Autumn table with chocolate pumpkin

This time of year also signals a beginning to many exciting events. While state fairs popup in the country, music festivals keep the cities busy. I am looking forward to another great year of sharing our chocolates with festival-goers at Austin City Limits. I am always enthusiastic about sharing daring new flavors with our adventurous friends. ACL isn’t the only thing keeping Austin occupied. It’s also football season, and nowhere is it more apparent than here in Texas. Whether a fan or not, it’s difficult to not get wrapped up in the spirit and pride that surround the teams. At the end of this month, we’ll begin our Halloween festivities and prepare costumes for my children to trick-or-treat. I wonder what ideas my boys will come up with this year.

Halloween truffles in bowl of candy corn

We hope to see you around Austin and at our Culinary Center to enjoy our seasonal collections like the Halloween collection including Candy corn truffles or one of our festive molded chocolate pumpkins. These make the perfect hostess gift for dinner parties or a family Halloween at home.

We are looking forward to more of this wonderful fall season with its beautiful weather and endless activities. I hope you will allow Delysia to bring even more warmth and comfort to your Autumn.

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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.