About Us

In 1983, Debbie Zissman and her mother opened local chocolate shop Chocolate Designs in Houston, Texas. In 1999 Debbie and her husband, Edward, founded DGZ Chocolates and developed new recipes for their signature items. After selling Chocolate Designs in 2001, the chocolatiers concentrated their efforts entirely on DGZ Chocolates. In 2018, Debbie sold the business to her friend Sara Ostrofsky, who operates the business with her daughters, building upon the wonderful foundation that Debbie and her husband established. DGZ Chocolates continues to be a family owned business and provides the finest Houston toffee and tasty treats to chocolate lovers nation-wide.


DGZ Chocolates' signature products include their award winning toffee, Toffarazzi, and a fan favorite sweet and salty confection, Poparazzi. These and many other products are made from  the finest basic ingredients available - rich Swiss-recipe chocolates, freshly roasted nuts, dairy fresh butter and creamy smooth caramel. The company also offers custom chocolates and packaging that make perfect wedding favors, special occasion gifts, and corporate gifts. 


The family owned company prides itself in providing top-notch service along with its unique and tasty products, bringing customers back year after year.