About Yelibelly Chocolates
Yelibelly Chocolates is an award-winning, artisan chocolate company located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We have been making amazing, flavor-infused truffles since 2009. About our chocolates:
Each of our chocolates and flavor-infused ganaches are hand-crafted in small batches using natural ingredients. No preservatives are used in our ethically-sourced chocolate. We use real cream and butter in each batch of ganache and you will be able to taste the difference!
We work hard to develop new flavors all the time. Check back regularly for new inspirations from beer-infused truffles at St. Patrick's Day, to floral flavors leading up to Valentine's Day, and maybe even something hot and spicy for the summer!
About Yeli and the origin of Yelibelly:
Yeli has been studying and performing the art of Middle Eastern Belly Dance since 1999. When she traveled overseas to Italy, she discovered flavor-infused chocolates she had never seen before. She brought back that inspiration and started making her own chocolates in 2007. Since then she has worked at perfecting various flavors to entice her friends and family.
Friends suggested to Yeli that she should consider selling the chocolates in boutiques around the metroplex. The first boutique to carry the chocolates was a dance studio where Yeli was teaching bellydance. After searching for a name that truly told the story about her chocolates, a friend suggested melding her name and her passion – dance! Therefore came the name Yelibelly Chocolates. Yeli still performs from time to time around the Dallas area. You can also check out her videos on YouTube.
And a little-known fact: Yeli also teaches nutrition classes! Click here for more info...