PIZZELLE BAKERY makes gluten-free traditional sweet and savory Italian recipes with a Southern flair, such as torta caprese with chocolate & pecans, and focaccia with pimento, bacon, & mascarpone spread.
At Chocolatay, we make candy you can feel good about!
We love creating a space for everyday connections where strangers become friends, and friends become family. We are inspired and energized by our relationships, community, and partnerships. Sometimes all it takes is a delicious piece of chocolate to spark a dream, transport you to an unforgettable memory, or create a lifelong connection.
Thank you for allowing our family at Chocolatay Confections to make your life a little sweeter.
MEET THE CHOCOLATAY FAMILY: Danielle, Matthew, Logan, & Matus
Chocolate has been the "soundtrack" to some of our happiest moments -- it's how we connect with the people and the places we love. When our son Mateus ("Tay") was 2 years old we discovered he had severe peanut allergies -- this changed everything. Holidays and family celebrations would usually end up with Tay in tears, heartbroken because he couldn't eat most of the candy and desserts everyone was enjoying. We became determined as parents to make sure he was able to enjoy delicious treats as much as we could.
Peanut-free chocolate and confections were limited in 2009, leaving us with very few options to choose from. Danielle encouraged Matthew (who has always loved baking, cooking, and experimenting in the kitchen) to enroll in L'Ecole Chocolat's "Professional Chocolatier Program." Upon graduating valedictorian in his class, Matthew began to teach Danielle how to make bon bons, chocolates, and confections. In our attempt to make safe and delicious treats for our son, we fell in love with candy making. In 2012, we moved our growing family from Brooklyn, NY to Chapel Hill and turned our family hobby into Chocolatay Confections.
5 local gifts to give your host this holiday season - Chapel Hill Magazine - November 16, 2017
View Pizzelle's citrus olive oil cake...
All Up in Your Business - The Daily Tar Heel - August 28, 2017
"We're gonna make pizzelles in all types of shapes; for example, a s'mores pizzelle. It's an Italian meets Southern bakery -- Italian-type recipes that I have mashed up with Southern ingredients and southern tastes."
Say Yes to the Chef - WCHL - May 6, 2017
Chef Kelly Taylor and Chef Janice Escott from "Say Yes to the Chef" discuss Chef Kelly's new gluten-free bakery, Pizzelle Bakery -- the first gluten-free brick-and-mortar bakery in the area.
Listen to the show...