Some Like It Hot! 5 Ways to Spice up Your Love Affair with Chocolate

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A blend of crunchy pecans, cayenne pepper, and smooth chocolate in Delysia’s Pecan Cayenne Bark makes for a sweet, fiery treat.

Love and Chocolate: An Inseparable Pair

Did you know that our brain behaves in similar ways to both chocolate and love? Being in love creates in us a feeling of calming bliss, and the same feeling comes from enjoying smooth, rich chocolate. Now consider, what’s love without passion? Sure, on its own love is still a wonderful thing, but add passion and each romantic moment is enhanced. It becomes forever unforgettable. Adding passion to love is a lot like adding fiery pepper to chocolate. The unique zest takes each blissful bite and shoots its taste into unforgettable, mouthwatering euphoria.

Centuries ago, the Mayans were the first to infuse flavorful cocoa with hot pepper. Their purpose was to heal those they loved through the awakening of the senses. What’s more, hot pepper added to pure chocolate is proven to boost the metabolism, helping our body burn more calories throughout the day.

If you have yet to try the spicy-sweet combination of exciting pepper blended with smooth chocolate, there’s a world of flavor awaiting you at Delysia Chocolatier. Here are a few treats we recommend trying this month:


5 Ways to Spice up Your Love Affair with Chocolate

Cayenne Hot Chocolate: Nothing’s more comforting than a full mug of warm chocolate on a cold winter day. Made with fresh spices, our Cayenne Hot Chocolate heats through to the heart. Feel your body unwind and your spirit uplift with each lingering sip.

The Latin Truffles Collection: For our artisan truffles, we took three peppers (jalapeno, cayenne, and habanero) and blended them into our signature cocoa to make three varieties of intense, characterful flavor. Each bite is guaranteed to pleasantly surprise.

Pecan Cayenne Bark: Delysia’s award winning Pecan Cayenne Bark is thoughtfully made with crunchy pecans and spirited cayenne pepper. A deeply satisfying delight for any chocolate lover, it’s one of our most popular items.

Ghost Pepper Chocolate Bark: We’ve tamed the world’s hottest pepper with antioxidant-rich bittersweet chocolate for a spicy sweet bark that’s made to be savored. Topped with ghost pepper salt, each bite challenges your palette with fiery flavor.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Bark: Inspired by an ancient Mayan healing elixir, our Mexican Hot Chocolate Bark is delightfully blended with coffee, cinnamon, and a hint of cayenne, which gives a refreshing spice that pleasantly lingers at the end of each bite. Trust us, you’ve never tried anything like it!

Beginning a new love affair takes guts. This month, challenge yourself to try the intense, sweet taste of these peppery chocolate treats. Each is made to never be overpowering but always refreshingly distinctive – just like a perfectly passionate love affair.

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.