Delysia Chocolatier

The 2016 Austin Food & Wine Festival was cancelled due to heavy rains during the week prior to the festival weekend.  Delysia Chocolatier had already made batches of chocolates to be given out at the festival, from regular chocolate flavors like raspberry, to unusual flavors, like fried chicken or baked potato, so the shop hosted a free tasting with paired wines at their Culinary Center (located at 2000 Windy Terrace, Ste 2C) on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

So April 23, 2016 was the first experience with Delysia for my daughter and me.  And we were “well-treated” in more ways than one…both with great service and delicious chocolate treats.

We were each able to choose three chocolates from either their current regular tasting menu…

Or their special Food & Wine Festival chocolate truffles…

We also had a choice of two wines to be paired with our chocolates and we both chose moscato.   But more important was the chocolate…

 

I chose the Amaretto Chocolate Truffle (good), Salted Caramel (very good, my favorite),  and from the Taste of South menu, the Fried Chicken (ok, tasted like stuffing/dressing).  I also got a bonus chocolate, the Baked Potato (my least favorite, probably because I don’t like dark chocolate ).  My daughter also tasted the Fried Chicken and Baked Potato (she liked the dark chocolate of the baked potato).  In addition she tried the Raspberry and the Peach Cobbler, both of which were very good.

We then purchased some chocolates to take home with us and left Delysia on a happy sugar high. Lol.

Then during my trip to Austin last month, I asked my daughter to take us Delysia.  It was Saturday and they were again doing their free tasting.

This time I chose Sweet Tea Vodka, the Chocolatier’s Choice (which I think was Pecan?), and the S’mores chocolate bark…

I wasn’t a fan of the Sweet Tea Vodka, but the other two were very good.  I especially liked the S’mores chocolate bark.

We were there shortly after they opened so they weren’t busy yet.  I was therefore able to take some photos of many of their chocolates in the display case…

So many beautiful chocolates!  And that’s not all because they also have all these pre-boxed chocolate collections (I counted 23!) available for purchase…

These ranged from the usual like the Milk Chocolate Collection with caramel, milk chocolate, and peanut butter or the Dark Chocolate Collection with raspberry, dark chocolate, and hazelnut to the unusual like the Italian Collection with tiramisu, biscotti, and amaretto or the Latin Collection with cayenne, jalapeno, and habanero or the Asian Collection with five spice, coconut, and wasabi.  There’s also a Texas Collection with lavender, honey and prickly pear and a Texas Hill Country Collection with smoked salted bourbon pecan, Mexican mole, and honey chipotle for those that want a taste of Texas. For a different kind of Texas taste, there is even a Tito’s Handmade Vodka Collection.  Oh, and there is even a Wellness Collection with green tea, dark chocolate and blueberry.  Which makes perfect sense to me because chocolate always makes me feel better.

And if you are reading this, live in or near Austin, and don’t know yet what to get your mother for Mother’s Day, head to Delysia for the Mother’s Day Collection of chocolate truffles (lavender, white chocolate, and rose tea).  They are closed on Monday and Tuesday, so that gives you only 6 days to buy those chocolates…so get to it!! Lol

As an added bonus if you go there tomorrow, Sunday, May 7th, you might get to taste some of the special chocolate truffles they made for this year’s Food & Wine Festival…

I sure wish I was going to be in Austin tomorrow.  I guess I’ll just have to order a box from their website http://delysia.com/

So overall I would rate Delysia Chocolatier a rating of 5 stars, which is the same rating given to it by Yelp reviewers.  No reviews for Delysia yet on Trip Advisor, so if you go and are a TA member, be sure to write a review.  

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