About Us

In 1983, Debbie Zissman and her mother, Marianne Greenfield, founded Chocolate Designs in Houston, Texas and operated it as such for nearly 20 years. In 1999 Debbie and her husband, Edward, founded DGZ Chocolates which has been in operation continuously since its inception. 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. Sara and her daughters look forward to building upon the wonderful foundation that Debbie and her husband built and continuing to provide the finest 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 only the finest basic ingredients available - rich Swiss-recipe chocolates, freshly roasted nuts, dairy fresh butter and creamy smooth caramel. Incorporating beautifully designed and unique packaging with these wonderful confections ensures that the entire product line will continue to be popular favorites. 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.