Notes From the Chocolatier: Delysia Chocolatier Celebrates Its 7th Anniversary

This October Delysia Chocolatier celebrates our 7th anniversary
Here’s to 7 more wonderful years at Delysia Chocolatier!


This month marks Delysia Chocolatier’s 7th anniversary, a milestone that we’re so excited to celebrate with everyone who has shown us love and support over the years. Without you, our business wouldn’t be where it is today!

Every day I think of how fortunate I am to have such a loving fan base in Austin and around the country. Launching a business on your own is a huge risk with no guarantees. From the very beginning, local businesses, my family, friends and passionate chocolate lovers have given Delysia Chocolatier the support needed to get off the ground and flourish beyond my every expectation.

This encouragement and strong foundation has helped Delysia Chocolatier take chocolate confections in new directions and gain dozens of awards in the process. I’m excited to announce that we are building on this momentum by officially opening the Culinary Center to the public later this month. The project was like beginning an entirely new business from the ground up. We experienced so many ups and downs, but the support of our partners, family and customers helped us get past every hurdle. It has been a year in the making, and now we are ready to invite everyone into our kitchen for a complete emersion into our chocolate-making process.

One of the first events we’ll be hosting is Choctoberfest on October 30th. We’re inviting kids and their parents to join us for a free, chocolate-filled evening on the eve of Halloween. It’s a great opportunity to do a Halloween costume dress rehearsal and let kids show off their creative skills in our skull lollipop decorating contest.

October Marks the Start of Delysia Chocolatier’s Philanthropic Business Initiative

We’re celebrating our seven year anniversary by giving back to the community that has given us so much. Although we have regularly donated time, money and chocolates over the years, it was important for us to develop official initiatives so that philanthropy is a top priority. Each month we plan to partner with a different charity in order to raise awareness and funds for an important cause.

For our first official philanthropic business initiative, Delysia Chocolatier is partnering with the Breast Cancer Research Centers of Texas (BCRC) during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. BCRC provides vital services, assistance, and support for local families that have been impacted by breast cancer. The goal is to empower people living with breast cancer and their caregivers by providing information that makes it easier to cope with the life changes that are ahead.

For the month of October, Delysia Chocolatier has created a special Breast Cancer Awareness Truffle Collection and we will be donating $5 to BCRC for every box sold. The fight against breast cancer affects nearly every one of us, and for those battling it, the support that BCRC provides is invaluable. Help us make a difference during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by giving this special truffle collection to a patient or survivor who’s made an impact in your life.  You can find more information about BCRC and breast cancer here.

For every box purchased $5 will be donated to BCRC
For every box purchased $5 will be donated to BCRC

I am continuously amazed at the community’s willingness to lend a helping hand, whether it’s to support a local business like Delysia Chocolatier or end a disease that affects millions all over the world. Here’s to another seven amazing years and all the great things to come!

Signature - Nicole Patel


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.