Chocolate – Taking it to a Whole New Level!

There’s chocolate, and then there is amazing chocolate.  I recently had the fortune of trying a new brand of chocolate that tastes amazing, offers a unique variety, and its creator happens to be a woman.  When I attended An Evening Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert,  I was strolling out on a high after having listened to this incredible author speak and having my book signed by her.  I stumbled across a table with two women selling chocolate.  Admittedly, I thought, “Yeah!  Free chocolate.”  I had a taste, and I knew I found something special and much more than just “free chocolate.”

2 Chicks with Chocolate was created by Elyissia Wassung’s mom (Chick 2) after a disabling car accident left her unable to commute to work.  Elyissia (Chick 1) helped out by going door-to-door in her Queens, NY neighborhood selling the chocolate, and they quickly had a following and a need to move to a bigger space in New Jersey.  Later, she decided to get even more serious about chocolate and left her corporate job to join her mom in what has now become the chocolate brand.

Early on the the business, Elyissia and her mom knew their chocolate was good, but they wanted to take it to the next level.  As Elyissia put it in a recent interview, they were in search of “something bigger than themselves.”   This chocolate-making duo was not going to play small either.  They went straight to Chocolatier Magazine to ask for chocolatier recommendations.  After some persistence, they found Patrick Coston, a judge on the Food Network Challenge.  Elyissia commented on how happy they are to have Patrick on their team; he is amazing to work with and quite humble.

Not only does the product taste amazing, but they also offer an incredible variety.  Some of this variety is based on what they create and package such as Jelly Bean Bark, Spring Chicken, Oreo Bark, and Spice Tiles.  The variety can also be based on what you want!  You can either create a custom box of chocolates, or you can create your own chocolate simply by going on their website and picking the type of chocolate you want and what you want in it!  Can you imagine a dark chocolate with Oreos, pretzels, and nuts?  You don’t have to imagine it because they will make it – just for you.

They offer chocolate through e-commerce, at their factory, and currently work with companies like BMW, W Hotel, Morgan Stanley, and Caesar’s Palace through corporate gifting and other programs.  I asked Elyissia about upcoming news, events, and specifically how one can access 2 Chicks with Chocolate.

News

  • New website launching after Easter.
  • A retail store will be opening up soon.  Details are top secret, but be on the lookout this Summer!
Events
  • They will be at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago this May.
  • Getting Married?  They can do a bridal tasting!
  • Mother’s Day:  “Twofer” for $49.95.  Take you and your mom to their South River, NJ location.
  • Classes:  Check out their website for upcoming classes, including Cocoa 101.
How to Get the Chocolate Today
Enjoy and tell your friends!  I hope to see “2 Chicks” in stores all around the country!
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About georgiegirlconfections

I've always dreamed of starting my own business one day. My struggle wasn't about how to do it, but instead, what I wanted to do. I realized how much I love baking - it is what I turn to when I am bored or stressed. There are so many things to create and so many ways in which to create them. I look forward to sharing my favorite treats with you.
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