Notes from the Chocolatier: The ‘Month of Love’

February, also known as the ‘Month of Love’, inspires us to show love and affection for others. Plan a romantic getaway for you and your partner.  Throw a ‘singles only’ party for your friends. Stay in for popcorn and a movie with the kids. Valentine’s Day is not a ‘couples only’ holiday, but a time to truly express our gratitude toward loved ones – our partner, family, and or friends.

Being a mom and a chocolatier, I love using Valentine’s Day as an excuse to shower my family and friends with chocolate goodness. It brings me such joy to watch the delight others experience when indulging in our chocolate creations. For me, chocolate is synonymous with first loves. It embodies the fond memories of special indulgences and sweet treats experienced as a child. Whether given or received, chocolate can make any moment remarkable.

So I entice you to relish in this ‘Month of Love.’ Treat yourself and those around you with the delight of our artisan chocolates. I’ve created unique chocolates collections that capture the feeling of first loves and romantic moments, in chocolate truffle flavors of Raspberry, Strawberry brut, and Red velvet. Each piece is handcrafted  with the love and attention you can savor in every indulgent bite. Cherish the moment. Be romantic. Indulge in chocolate.


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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.