Dione (DEE-OWN) Costanzo is an emerging Chocolatier who is bringing delicious handmade and gourmet chocolates to the White Rock/Crescent Beach area. Dione is passionate about chocolate and produces small batch, hand crafted chocolates using the finest Belgian chocolate and fresh, local ingredients as much as possible.
Favourites from Dione’s signature line are her “Crescent Beach Truffles”, smooth caramel with sea salt rolled in dark Belgian chocolate and her 2 bite Lemon Coconut Truffles. The bold flavours of fresh lemon with milk and dark chocolate wrapped in toasted coconut are a favourite.
Also launching this fall are her line of gourmet barks, using unique and delicious flavour combinations such as milk chocolate with crystallized ginger or white chocolate with organic BC cranberries.
Dione packages her chocolates in beautiful boxes with ribbon as gifts for special events such as weddings, birthdays and showers. Custom orders are available and she will be making some special items for Christmas.
Dione does not have a storefront. Her chocolates are available through direct, online and wholesale orders.
Dione has lived with her husband and 2 sons in Crescent Beach since 2009. They love to spend time at the beach and some of her chocolates are inspired by the flavours and setting of her home.
Dione is very active in the local and provincial autism community. She is a director of the ABA Support Network (www.abasupportnetwork.com), a local non-profit society whose main goal is to support and connect families who are setting up and running treatment programs for individuals with autism. A portion of her chocolate sales will go to organizations advocating to make autism treatment available for every one that needs it.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diones-Chocolates-Crescent-Beach-BC/274552479245011