Remember all the nice things people did for you over the holidays. Maybe you should thank them.

If the holidays are a time for giving, then January is a time for thanking. Sure, the Christmas season was a blur but chances are good that in that chaos there were a few people who made a difference. It might have been a helping hand from a neighbor or maybe an unexpected gift that touched your heart. There could have been a co-worker who pitched in to ease your workload or a family member who surprised everyone and made a trip home. Maybe it was a friend who offered you a little weekend getaway or that someone special who made it a holiday to remember.

One Reason is Enough

There are a million reasons you should stop and tell someone “thank you” but you really only need one. Expressing our gratitude is one of the nicest things we can do for each other. In the whirlwind that is our normal daily lives, sending a “thank you” gift shows we stopped – if only for the moment – to say we noticed the difference you made. Gratitude is a personal connection, a bond that is strengthened by a gesture.

What we send is far less important than that we send. The gesture itself is the virtue but we can still enhance the moment with a gift that is unique.

Make Mine Chocolate Please

Chocolate Pizza Company knows all about unique thank you gifts. Central New York’s largest chocolate maker has been creating gourmet chocolate specialties for over 3 decades. Shipped across the country, it is fair to say that some of the sweetest “thank you” wishes have come in a pizza box.

Chocolate Pizza Company is famous for its trademarked confection. There are dozens of varieties but the timeless classic Chocolate Pizza is still a favorite. Rich milk or dark chocolate blended with homemade English toffee is the base. Chocolatiers then top it with pecans, almonds, walnuts and white chocolate drizzle. Served in a custom pizza box this is a one-of-a-kind gift that makes a real impression.

Salty-Sweet Goes Crazy

But to take this “Thank You” to the next level you need to add their amazing Peanut Butter Wings. Yep, that’s right, “Pizza & Wings” has never tasted so incredible. Chocolate Pizza Company’s exclusive Peanut Butter Wings are unlike anything people have experienced. Crisp, rippled potato chips covered in creamy peanut butter and drenched in gourmet chocolate make this a salty-sweet masterpiece.

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A National Name

The company’s signature confections have been featured on Food Network, Hallmark Channel, CNBC and CMT. Owner, Ryan Novak, has been interviewed by People magazine and Forbes magazine. He started with Chocolate Pizza Company as a dishwasher when he was a teenager. At age 21, he was the owner. His vision has transformed a small-town chocolate shop into an emerging national brand.

But there is more to this company than Pizza and Wings. Beautiful gift baskets are a popular choice for holidays, birthdays and special occasions. They make great thank you gifts too. Handcrafted chocolate treats like caramel and nut drumsticks, s’more treats, chocolate covered cookies and graham crackers are just the start. Chocolate Pizza by the slice topped with nuts or candies is a gift basket staple. There is Toffee Nut Crunch, Raspberry Almond Rush and classics like chocolate covered pretzels.

Find them in the Finger Lakes

Chocolate Pizza Company built its own 10,000 square foot production facility in 2015. Located between the towns of Marcellus and Skaneateles just minutes from Syracuse, New York, the headquarters is busy year-round. The Christmas season is the company’s busiest followed by Valentines and Easter. Not surprisingly with chocolate this good, it is a favorite for weddings, birthdays and special occasions. Its website,, has received orders from chocolate lovers on 6 continents.