Behind the Scenes: Fazio’s Chocolate

Learn more about:

On a recent chilly Friday afternoon, the chocolatiers at Fazio’s Chocolate are busier than Santa’s elves as they meticulously create batches of some of the shop’s most beloved seasonal candies. 

Nestled in a cozy storefront in the Elm Grove Park & Shop center at 13425 Watertown Plank Road, the family-owned business – now in its 10th year of operation – has become known for its one-of-a-kind holiday truffles.

Always a foodie, Cindy Karrels started the business with her husband, Mark, after spending years as a flight attendant. Fazio is Cindy’s maiden name and a nod to her Italian heritage. 

- Advertisement -

In addition to seasonal sweets, like the Christmas collection’s “Snow Crunch” truffle, featuring hand-painted iridescent swirls and crunchy vanilla bean ganache filling, the shop’s year-round product line includes a variety of truffles and vegan chocolates. 

“There’s all different ways to work with chocolate. It’s a lot of trial and error to figure out what works best,” said Karrels.

Sign up for the BizTimes email newsletter

Stay up-to-date on the people, companies and issues that impact business in Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin

What's New


Sponsored Content

Stay up-to-date with our free email newsletter

Keep up with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Milwaukee metro area.

By subscribing you agree to our privacy policy.

No, thank you.
BizTimes Milwaukee