The gently rolling hills of Upstate New York are home to one of the best gourmet chocolate manufacturers in the country. Chocolate Pizza Company started here about 30 years ago in the small village of Marcellus. But what started as a quiet business has grown into an emerging national brand as the America’s gold standard of Chocolate Pizza. Food Network, Food Network Canada, NBC’s Today Show, ABC News and other major media have all featured our gourmet chocolate specialties. Chocolate Pizza blends the highest quality Swiss-style chocolate with homemade English toffee. It’s handcrafted and American-made.
Tempering chocolate is a process that uses temperature to add strength, shine and a smooth melting feel to quality chocolate. We temper all our chocolate which is one reason you can taste the difference from ordinary compound chocolate that is common in mass-produced sweets. By starting with the best quality chocolate and then tempering it, we arrive at a uniquely delicious base to create a world of chocolate confections.
We blend homemade English toffee with our tempered chocolate. The local recipe dates to 1919 and makes our Chocolate Pizza unique. The toffee adds both taste and crunch to our Chocolate Pizza and making it on-site in small batches means it’s always fresh and the best-tasting. A few of our Chocolate Pizzas are made without the toffee but the majority contain this signature ingredient. Walk into our store when the kitchen is making toffee and the sweet aroma is divine.
Boiling and bubbling away, the toffee has to hit exactly the right temperature before it is poured out on baking sheets and cooled. It then goes to the food processor where it is ground fine and then on it goes to blended with the melted chocolate. We ladle that mixture into pizza pans and add an array of toppings including candies or nuts.
Customers can give their Chocolate Pizza a personal touch with a customized order. This is particularly nice for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries or special occasions when a hand-decorated Chocolate Pizza sends the message that this gift was made just for you. We use white chocolate to script a name, greeting or design by hand – a truly amazing talent.
All our Chocolate Pizzas are destined for presentation in our very cool custom pizza box. It has a viewing window in the top that let you see the delicious treat within. Inside, the box holds the Chocolate Pizza snug and rests it on a cushion that protects it during shipment. Chocolate lovers on 6 continents have ordered our chocolate specialties and we ship anywhere. Remember, chocolate melts quickly above 75 degrees so avoid over-handling the product or exposing it to direct sunlight or a warm environment. Once your Chocolate Pizza arrives, store it out of direct sunlight and in a cool, room temperature location between 55-70 degrees (F). It doesn’t need to be refrigerated or frozen and will stay fresh for months at room temperature.
There are always others who try to copy our Chocolate Pizza but we are the only trademarked Chocolate Pizza in America. We’re a family-owned, small business that is proud to make some of the best tasting chocolate right here in America. For gifts that are unique, delicious and impressive, your search is over.