Delysia Chocolatier has been named as 2023’s Best Chocolatier and Confectioners in the Americas with the highest honor, Six Star Award: Grand Master Chocolatier by the International Chocolate Salon Awards and Taste TV. The Austin-based chocolatier was a big winner over the past year with over 88 awards in total, including 20 gold medals and 22 silver medals.

Delysia Chocolatier has been awarded a Grand Master Chocolatier in the Americas title a total of ten times. The International Chocolate Salon is one of the premier international bodies honoring artisanal and premium chocolate confectioners. To qualify for this title, Delysia Chocolatier received the most votes from the panel of judges, which included national and regional magazines, newspapers, and expert chefs who evaluated hundreds of fine chocolate artisans and large-scale producers.

“It is an incredible honor to receive such high praise and recognition for our handcrafted chocolates by the International Chocolate Salon Awards and to have taken home so many awards,” says Delysia founder and chocolatier Nicole Patel. “It solidifies our ability to craft unique and delightful confectionery treats across multiple product categories, and it is a strong validation that our pursuit of culinary creativity and excellence is well worth the effort for all who support our small business.”  

Known for its innovative flavor combinations, Delysia Chocolatier won a total of 49 medals for its chocolate truffles over the past year. Since inception, Delysia has developed over 1,000 unique truffle recipes, from the classic milk or dark chocolate to Gold award-winning flavors such as Spiced Dulce de Leche, Mexican Mole and Szechuan Strawberry.

Delysia Chocolatier is a woman-owned business, founded by engineer-turned-chocolatier Nicole Patel in 2008.