Dione Constanzo is a local chocolatier who raises money for autism support.

Chocolate for a cause

White Rock entrepreneur donation partial proceeds to autism support

A new chocolatier in White Rock is donating a portion of her proceeds to local autism foundations.

Dione’s Chocolates is the brainchild of autism advocate Dione Costanzo, who is also the director of the ABA Support Network – a local non-profit society that supports families with autism.

Costanzo, who has lived in the area with her husband and two sons for the last two years, mixes local flavours in her goodies which can be ordered by phone or online.

A notable creation is her signature piece, the Crescent Beach Truffle, which mixes caramel and sea salt with milk or dark chocolate and was inspired by the ocean and the beach by her home.

Dione’s Chocolates will be featured at a wine and chocolate event at the Ocean Park Village Pub on Oct. 27 as well as the Festival of Chocolate and More – a series of chocolate-themed events that will run until Nov. 10 in various locations.

For more information, visit www.festivalofchocolate.ca or www.dioneschocolates.com/

 

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