Tailgate season: 3 ways to add chocolate to your pre-game tradition


Can you hear the roar from the stadium? Football season is here!

Not everyone knows the ins and outs of football, but everyone loves a good tailgate. Partying before the game, hanging out with friends and family, and of course – eating food and drinking beer. Whether you’re cheering on the University of Texas Longhorns or another team this season, here are three untraditional ways to sweeten up your tailgate game.

1. Immerse your tailgate with chocolate.

Winning a game of flip cup comes with bragging rights and some victory chocolate truffles. Keep guests circulating around the food table with a funky piece of molded chocolate that demands attention. Scatter pieces of chocolate bark around the side tables, so it’s easy for people to break off a perfect bite in between plays.

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2. Thank the host with a chocolate gift box.

For hosts, joy comes from throwing the best tailgate possible – the best TV screen, the best cornhole set, and the best beers and snacks. Throwing an awesome tailgate takes a lot of work, and it often goes unappreciated. Treat your host to a special gift box of chocolate. Whether you’ve been attending their tailgate for years or it’s your first time, it won’t go unnoticed.

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  • The southern belle in your life will love our Hostess gift box, featuring our Wine collection chocolate truffles, Lavender chocolate bark and more.
  • Any UT Austin and A&M College Station fan will appreciate our Texas gift box, featuring our Texas Hill Country collection chocolate truffles, a 5-inch Cowboy boot made of chocolate (we go big!) and more.
  • The unfamiliar host will become a new friend with our Thank you gift box, containing our Salted collection chocolate truffles, our Signature collection and more.

3. Keep spirits warm with hot chocolate.

While we’re still in the heat of summer, it’s easy to forget football games can get downright cold as we progress further into the season. Help your fellow fans stay warm with a cup of Delysia drinking chocolate.

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Tailgates are known for their salty snacks, savory meats and cold beer. Add in some chocolate, and you’ll be the most popular tailgate at the game.

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.