Chocoholics Unite: Chocolate Festival at Central Market. By Gerry Maria Harris. Houston Press.

Right in time for V-Day, Central Market is hosting its annual Chocolate Festival. The aisles are filled with chocolate products of all varieties. One of my favorite local chocolatiers,Araya Artisan Chocolates, recently began selling their products at Central Market, making it even easier to get your hands on a unique box of their beautiful mixed chocolates, or a big bacon and chocolate candy bar.F...

If the package is artistic, it's like two gifts in one. By David Kaplan. Houston Chronicle.

A man walked into the Araya Artisan Chocolate shop recently and asked for a box of chocolates, store co-ownerStefano Zullian recalled.When asked which among the variety of elegant chocolates he wanted, he said, "I don't care, I'm collecting your boxes."It was music to Zullian's ears. He presents his chocolates and truffles in boxes designed by local and international artists as a way of differenti...

Venezuelan expats bring art to chocolate at Araya. By Steven Thomson. Culture Map.

Couture chocolates have been making their mark on the gourmet radar for some time, but it wasn't until the arrival of Araya Artisan Chocolate at River Oaks Shopping Center that Houston got a boutique dedicated to the fine art of innovative chocolate. The bonbon atelier has been open for less than a year, but it has already developed a word-of-mouth buzz that's harnessed a loyal following of those...