Chocolate runs in Scott and Carrie Kossoudji's blood. The couple opened Copper Kettle Chocolate Factory in November, nearly 30 years after Scott's parents opened their candy shop in Ohio. Copper Kettle even has the candy cases from the original store.
"We're proud of the fact that we're a family business going back 30 years," Scott said. "We really wanted to be in a vibrant, family-oriented area, and that led us to Cypress."
The Kossoudjis, along with their son, Ryan, operate the shop six days a week, making some of the same recipes they began learning more than a decade ago from Scott's parents. Guests can find—or smell upon walking in the door—a wide assortment of toffee, truffles, fudge, clusters and bark made on-site.
"The nice thing about making everything here is that we have regular customers who come in, so we like to have new things for them," Scott said.
In addition to its everyday chocolate offerings, the store offers a variety of specialty items for various occasions, such as dipped strawberries for Valentine's Day and chocolate bunnies at Easter.
"People always want chocolate, but the holidays are important to us from a business standpoint as well," Scott said. "We get people who come in and say they need a gift for their 12-year-old grandson or a gift for their dad, and we get an idea of what they like and customize it. We can put together a custom box of anything."
15014 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. 145, Cypress, 281-547-7878, www.copperkettlechocolates.com, Hours: Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.