About Us

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Who We Are

Meet Jan & Judi

Jan Beck and Judi Horchler began Tre Sorelle Cioccolato in 2006, with the help of their family, as a catalog candy business. They had been making chocolates for almost 8 years for family and friends and decided to make career changes by establishing Tre Sorelle. They have been at 634 Columbus Ave. for almost 7 years.

Jan and Judi knew that they wanted a better understanding of the art of chocolate making and earned their Chocolatier certification from Ecolé Chocolat. Jan has gone on to earn her Maître Chocolatier certification from Ecolé Chocolat working under a master Chocolatier in Saratoga, California. Judi is currently trying to find time to complete her maitre certification.

We offer a variety of hand-crafted chocolates specializing in ganache filled candies and truffles. Our products are made with the freshest ingredients available to us. We use a Belgian blend of chocolates by Berry Callibaut company and our covertures are from the American manufacturer E Guittard. We have worked extensively with our local vintner, Firelands Winery, to create a line of wine infused chocolates. Firelands Winery imports a line of Italian wines and liquors which blend well with chocolate. We specialize in Ice Wine Truffles, Merlot Truffles, Limoncello Truffles as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Blackberry, Raspberry Champagne, Sherry, and Port chocolates.

A few of our more popular items are Wine Truffles and Infused Ganaches, Buckeyes, Blueberry Buckle, Twisted Turtles and Orange Dreams to name a few. We carry an extensive line of basic buttercream chocolates with all of our fillings hand-crafted in our on-site kitchen. We make all of our chocolates in our kitchen.

For our corporate clients we can create your company’s logo on chocolate or having a mold made of your corporate/group logo for fund-raisers. We can provide a variety of packages to meet your specific needs. We currently work with groups such as Zonta International and Lake Erie Shores and Islands to assist in the marketing of their identity to the public.

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Our History

  • 2007
    In November 2007, we opened our store at 634 Columbus Ave. in Sandusky, Ohio. The Tudor style building, erected in 1916, housed florist shops for most of its existence. We find the brick building and the rustic interior add to the Old World charm we want for Tre Sorelle Cioccolato.

    We offer a variety of hand-crafted chocolates specializing in ganache filled candies and truffles. Our products are made with the freshest ingredients available to us. We use a Belgian blend of chocolates by Berry Callibaut company and our covertures are from the American manufacturer E Guittard. We have worked extensively with our local vintner, Firelands Winery, to create a line of wine infused chocolates. Firelands Winery imports a line of Italian wines and liquors which blend well with chocolate. We specialize in Ice Wine Truffles, Merlot Truffles, Limoncello Truffles as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Blackberry, Raspberry Champagne, Sherry, and Port chocolates.

  • 2006
    Tre Sorelle Cioccolato was established in 2006 as a catalog business by Jan Beck and Judi Horchler. The name of the company translates from Italian as Three Sisters Chocolates. There are three sisters in the Beck family but only Jan and Judi are in the business. Our brother keeps trying to get “brother” added to the name but has not succeeded.

    Our mother, Theresa Cimicata Beck, has been our inspiration for cooking and candy making our entire lives and so we honor her memory by reflecting her Italian heritage in our products.

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Our Team

  • Janice Beck, MBA
    Jan has a background in business with an MBA from the University of...
  • Judith Horchler, Ed.D.
    Judi co-founded Tre Sorelle Ciccolato in November of 2006.  Judi’s background is in...
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