Our Story


 

 

 

 

HELENA CHOCOLATIER was founded by Elena Soler in 1975 with a great love for teja confections - a traditional treat in Peru, created more than a century ago. The tradition started as a hobby, when Elena created chocotejas by covering tejas with gourmet chocolate made from the finest Peruvian organic cacao.  Tejas are soft centered with dulce de leche caramel and roasted nuts or candied fruits, bathed in soft white fondant.

 Exotic natural ingredients and flavors such as: pecan, chestnut, walnut, orange, lemon, guava, prune, and our home specialty, raisin soaked in Peruvian Pisco liqueur are used in their preparation.

 

It all started out as a Home-based business with the help of her husband and seven children; together, they prepared, mixed, cooked, wrapped each teja individually, packaged and delivered them to friends, neighbors, shops, and local businesses.

 HELENA CHOCOLATIER started to grow thanks to loyal customers, and their constant encouragement and admiration for, unique, delicious and elegant wrapping. 

 Currently, HELENA CHOCOLATIER has its own manufacturing plant in Ica, distribution centers in Lima and Miami, along with a chain of Boutiques. 

 Fernando, Elena's youngest son, after graduating from Florida International University, with a degree in Business Administration, became resolute about making his mother's creation an international success. Today, we ship our exquisite confections all over United States and beyond through American Airlines this would make it international.

 HELENA CHOCOLATIER invites you to try any of its products and see for yourself why so many people enjoy them. Children love them, as do many long-term corporate customers, among them First-Class American Airlines passengers, since 2002. 

 It was a sweet dream that became a reality  of love, passion and dedication.