Combos are so popular because they combine some of our best flavors. Take for example the Combo Drumstick Chocolate Pizza & Peanut Butter Wings. The first half of the Combo Drumstick is the Drumstick Chocolate Pizza with gourmet milk or dark chocolate blended in salted pretzel pieces and topped with caramel, cashews, pecans, walnuts and salted caramel pieces. Finish with a border of pink Himalayan sea salt and you have one of our best-sellers. But don’t forget the other half of the Combo Drumstick Pizza & Wings – those famous Peanut Butter Wings. So good they should come with a warning label, we take crisp, rippled potato chips cover them in creamy peanut butter and drench them in rich milk or dark chocolate. It’s an OMG moment!
It was about 30 years ago that Chocolate Pizza Company started in the small Upstate New York community of Marcellus. Over the decades, it has grown into America’s gold standard of Chocolate Pizza, earning a federally registered trademark for the unique confection. The company and its line-up of more than 100 gourmet chocolate specialties has been featured on Food Network, Food Network Canada, NBC’s Today Show, ABC News and other major media. At the heart of our success is the best teams of chocolatiers who create this amazing masterpiece by blending the highest quality Swiss-style chocolate with homemade English toffee. Handcrafted and original, no two Chocolate Pizzas are ever the same so you get a unique gift every time.
While the idea of a gourmet chocolate version of “Pizza & Wings” is unique to Chocolate Pizza Company, the roots of those two concepts stretch back quite far. The first recorded use of the term “pizza” was in the central Italian region of, Gaeta, in 997 AD. Based on an ancient flatbread it was topped with simple herbs and cheese. Pizza would arrive to the shores of America in the late 19th century with Italian immigrants. The first printed reference to pizza appeared in an article from the Boston Journal in 1904.
“Wings” or “chicken wings” as we commonly know them today were started in Buffalo, New York in 1964 at the Anchor Bar owned by Teressa and Frank Bellissimo. The “wing” portion of the chicken was considered worthless at the time and often discarded or dropped in a pot to make chicken stock. According to the Smithsonian, the generally accepted narrative was that the wings were delivered to the bar one day by mistake and so rather than use them in their spaghetti sauce they created a bar appetizer by splitting them into “drumsticks” and “flats” and coating in a homemade hot sauce of cayenne and butter. The bar snack became an instant hit and customers immediately began ordering pizza with a side of wings – the “Pizza & Wings Combo” was born.
Our Wings are born of that same satisfying feeling. A writer for Fancy Food & Culinary Products blog (9-23-16) put it this way when they first tasted our Peanut Butter Wings, “It’s a fantastically rich experience that make your eyes pop out a little when you realize what you’ve gotten yourself into. Half way through one chip and I melted; all the stresses of the day faded and it was just me and my wings for a blissful 2 minutes. Then I sinned: I got up to have another. So that’s 4 minutes. OK, and then another. Count ‘em, 6 minutes of true bliss …”
The blogger also understood that Peanut Butter Wings are one of the most unique gifts you can give, “It’s definitely a memorable gift, too, because it’s so unique; I haven’t seen anything like them. And I keep going back to that potato chip – it’s genius; it’s a different take on something that everyone knows and everyone loves.”
National media outlets have featured Chocolate Pizza and Peanut Butter Wings including Food Network’s hit show, Unwrapped, NBC’s Today Show, ABC News and Food Factory which aired on Food Network Canada. Whatever the occasion, business or personal, whether you need one Combo Drumstick Chocolate Pizza & Wings or thousands, this is a gourmet chocolate gift that is perfect for any occasion. Allergy note: All of our products are produced in a facility and on machines that share peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, milk and soy.