Owner: Ryan Novak
Address: 3774 Lee-Mulroy Road (Rte. 175), Marcellus, NY
Social Media: @chocolatepizzas (Facebook, Twitter); chocolatepizzacompany (Instagram)
It’s exciting when a small, local business hits it big, and that’s what has happened with the Chocolate Pizza Company in the last few years. If you’re not from Central/Upstate New York, there’s a very good chance you have heard of the Chocolate Pizza Company. According to the company website, they have sold products on six continents. The company has been featured in a number of TV specials and major magazines in recent years, and all of these links can be found on their About Us page if you’d like to see more.
If you have lived here for any length of time, though, you know CPC as a place that has been integral to its community, providing prizes for summer reading programs at local libraries and supporting charitable events. Additionally, it won’t be CPC’s fame that lures you in. You’ll come in for the delicious chocolate products available, and leave with something that will make an excellent gift for your sweetheart (or for yourself!).
For Valentine’s Day, there is a nice selection of items available on their Valentine’s Chocolate page. In addition to their signature Chocolate Pizza ® and Peanut Butter Wings ® , there are chocolate towers, gift baskets, wedding and party favors, and other fun chocolates available for purchase.
The story of the current owner, Ryan Novak, is available on the website link above (“About Us”), but also worth highlighting here. He started off washing dishes for the business when he was 15. In 2010, when he was only 21 years old, he became the owner of the company. Ryan has expanded CPC’s brand recognition and made it internationally known. That doesn’t reduce its appeal to the locals, since we are lucky enough to be able to purchase it where it’s made. Head over to Marcellus and check out this local treasure!