About Mariette Chocolates
Welcome to Mariette, a confectionery shop specializing in premium chocolate edibles and treats. Located in the historic Downtown Willow Glen district, Mariette is an addition to a growing crop of small, family-run businesses in South San Jose. As a husband and wife team with over 35 years of entrepreneurial experience with backgrounds in IT and healthcare/hospitality and our insatiable sweet tooth, our love for chocolate to be exact, perhaps it is nothing short of serendipity and fate that we jointly embark on this journey in which we eagerly wish to share our penchant for quality, variety and local products while surrounded in everything chocolate.
Or perhaps, it all started in our Mid-western roots growing up on Fannie May Chocolates when we had our first taste of those old-fashioned chocolate covered orange peels, not to mention those rich bonbons, unforgettable! In fact, my beloved Aunt Angel, an epicurean, famous for her gourmet cooking never returned to her home in Marin without filling up on those orange peels when visiting. I think she’d not only approve but enjoy our Mariette version.
Our philosophy is meshed in our love and respect of food as it has been the cornerstone of our upbringing. Like many of you, we grew up eating home-made meals prepared from scratch daily by Mom using fruits and produce grown in the backyard or bought at the colorful ethnic markets in or around the neighborhood. Food was and is an expression of joy and love towards others. It is no mystery that food, sweets in particular, bring joy to people and are meant to be shared with loved ones.
Although, times are changing and the world a little different these days, why not hang on to some of those simple, sweet memories, one delicious, indulgent morsel at a time!
We are pleased to offer the following personal services to assist you with your upcoming:
Corporate/Promotional Events & Gifts (small or large boxes; you may also wish to include your Company logo on the box labels)
Parties (birthdays, house-warming, chocolate pairing trays for your next wine-tasting party, etc.)
Wedding/Shower Favors (bring your box or choose one from our wide selection and we will present and wrap it with any of our delicious chocolates)
Appreciation Gifts (great for teachers, colleagues, & clients, etc.)
We can also personalize your Favors with labels that include personal information and/or pictures and logos.
Please come in to discuss your plans and exchange ideas that meet your needs and wishes for your special day.