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Meet The Maker – Chocolaterie Tessa



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Chocolaterie Tessa is a family-owned, artisan chocolate company based in Austin, Texas. Master chocolatier and owner, Tessa Halstead, is dedicated to creating fresh, delicious chocolates for all to enjoy. Like the European chocolateries of old, Tessa handcrafts all of her chocolates in small batches using the world’s finest chocolate and ingredients. 

Chocolaterie Tessa grew up around the glorious smells of chocolate – her father is a chocolatier himself. Her shop off Burnet is lovely from the sweet smells of chocolate, the gorgeous marble counter sharing decadent chocolate treats, to her front window display sharing her edible heart shaped chocolate boxes.

This one box of chocolates


One of my favorite chocolates I sampled from Tessa was her incredibly soft Salted Caramels. I’d never tasted such wonderful caramel before. To make caramel soft and not overly chewy, Tessa uses her remarkable caramel machine to prevent the newly cooked caramel from burning – which creates that chewy dense consistency.

This one salted caramels

I’m a huge fan of Malted Milk Balls and I was so excited to try Tessa’s. She did not disappoint – they were fresh and bursting with the best malted flavor. 

This one sample of chocolates

        
There are 3 more days until Valentines and if you want to get your special someone chocolate, today is the last day to order online from Tessa (website).

Heart Chocolates

A note from the Maker: "We have an online store that has our Signature Blue Boxed Assortments and our Edible Chocolate Heart Assortments available for purchase. For local Austinites, they can select the "Local Pickup" option and let us know their desired pickup time in the "Delivery Notes" section of checkout. We ask for 24 hours notice. That way, we'll have the order ready for them and all they have to do is pick it up!”

This 5 star shop is loved all around town. Read what other Yelper’s are saying about this great place: http://ow.ly/ISBfv.

-Courtney Bianchi

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