Personalized Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Small Business Spotlight: Tasty Image

Who: Derri Cerbone, @Tasty_Image

What: Chocolate customized with personal images

When: 2003

Where: Boynton Beach, FL

How: In 2003, teacher and single mom Derri Cerbone saw a trade-show demonstration featuring technology that was capable of printing images on chocolate. Cerbone purchased the machine and started building the business that would become Tasty Image out of her home, selling personalized chocolates door to door.

As business grew, Cerbone opened a retail store, and in 2010, the first Tasty Image franchises opened. Now, customizable chocolate from Tasty Image is available around the globe, from Sacramento to Saudi Arabia.

Quote from the owner:  “We add personalized products to a one-pound box with regular chocolate truffles … It’s a traditional product with contemporary flare that you can't find anywhere else.”

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