Things to Pair with Chocolate to Celebrate the End of Summer


Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you need to go into mourning!  There’s plenty of sunshine left to celebrate, and what better way to enjoy the fleeting warm hours than to pair them with chocolate.


A fruit not often associated with chocolate, apricots are in season during the summer months. These things are delicious, and with a chocolate pairing from Delysia, like a Lavender Bark, you’ll enjoy two flavors in one.  That’s both refreshing and relaxing.


A classic island fruit, Pineapple is delicious, and reminds you of that beach vacation that you had so many fun memories of in the past months.  My favorite pairing is the Spirits Truffles Collection, which has a rum flavor that when paired with a pineapple slice, gives me a rush only a Piña Colada can give me.


S’mores are a summer campfire tradition, but are often messy and hard to set up.  And, inevitably, one of the crucial ingredients is always left behind!  Well, with our S’mores Chocolate Bark, you won’t have to worry!  All the ingredients are embedded in rich milk chocolate.  Your scary storytelling on your next outdoor adventure will never be the same.



Oranges, synonymous with the tropics, will get you in that end-of-summer mood.  Whether it’s a glass of fresh juice, or a garnish to your favorite citrusy beer, oranges trigger good memories.  We can help out with our Citrus Collection, which features orange, lemon, and lime truffles.  Perfect to pair with a zesty dish!

Red Wine

Enjoy these last few days of summer heat with our Pecan Cayenne Chocolate Bark.  Bring it to your next celebration, along with a bottle of spicy red wine, and you’ll be sure to bring out the last memories of summer.

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.