About Us

Chocolaterie Tessa is a family-owned, artisan chocolate company based in Austin, Texas. Master chocolatier and owner, Tessa Halstead, is dedicated to creating fresh, delicious chocolates for all to enjoy. Like the European chocolateries of old, Tessa handcrafts all of her chocolates in small batches using the world’s finest chocolate and ingredients.

From delicious truffles, decadent caramels and custom chocolate moulds to unique chocolate-covered snacks, Chocolaterie Tessa is proud to produce Texas’s finest chocolate, free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

Established in 2012, Chocolaterie Tessa was born out of a collaboration with Tessa’s father, Texas chocolate pioneer Rex Morgan of Morgen Chocolate. Tessa and her family have produced the finest chocolates in Texas for over 30 years. A self-admitted chocoholic, Tessa first honed her chocolate skills starting at the age of 14 working in her family’s chocolate factory. Once she made her first confection and saw the joy her chocolates brought to those around her, she knew she had to continue the family legacy. Now Tessa produces her signature line of chocolates using those same time-tested European chocolate making techniques that she learned from her father.

Come and visit our shop and taste our chocolate while seeing the chocolate making process firsthand. Taste the chocolate that delights experienced connoisseurs and fine chocolate newcomers alike. Share the joy of chocolate with those you love.

Learn more about Tessa and her chocolate philosophy in this video tour of our factory.

About Chocolaterie Tessa