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San Marcos chocolate shop adapts to the pandemic

Posted at 10:49 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 17:24:12-04

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) -- During this pandemic, maybe a taste of rich and creamy chocolate is the answer to true happiness.

Dayleen Coleman, the owner of D'liteful Chocolat in San Marcos, is fortunate enough to spend her days creating with chocolate. Coleman calls working with chocolate an art, but she will be the first to tell you, she's not a chocolate maker, she's a chocolatier.

"We all have are own little specialties when working with chocolate. It's a way to express yourself. You're taking a product and then you are creating with it," Coleman said.

But while she continues to produce delectable chocolates, like truffles and other goodies, the current pandemic has forced her to take a new approach to sell her sweets.

"I love to teach, and that's been my passion. We had to stop our classes for the longest time. I also work with wineries as well, and it all stopped," Coleman said.

While D'liteful Chocolat has continued their online sales, they found one way to create more income by starting a membership club. The thinking is, a little chocolate may create happiness for their customers.

"People wanted to something to still celebrate," says Coleman. "So that's how we came up with our boxes. We started curating these boxes and decided to start a club. Once a month we can do something creative and be completely different."

The best part of these membership boxes is that the customers can choose the chocolates of their choice.