“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”― Charles M. Schulz
Love and chocolate – the perfect combination, and one that led entrepreneur Tamela Walker to create Torlitas embellished tortilla chips.Inspired by a dream, Walker embarked upon a culinary journey to combine the crunchy saltiness of a tortilla chip with the luscious sweetness of chocolate, resulting in Torlitas, a truly decadent treat.
Walker, a lifelong cook and craft-enthusiast, launched her Torlitas dream in the kitchen of her home in Columbus, Ohio, in 2000.She experimented with several different combinations for the confections and shared her first creations with family, friends and coworkers, who declared that Torlitas were “love at first bite.”
Inspired by her early success, Walker created a business plan and has now begun the start-up phase of Torlitas LLC.She has continued to expand her Torlitas product line by creating even more scrumptious varieties, which she makes available to customers at a variety of craft shows and retail establishments.
Fans rave about Walker’s current line of 10 Torlitas products, including:
·Torlitas Signature Blondies -- Luscious milk & white chocolates with almond toffee pieces
·Torlitas Turtles -- Rich, delicious “buckets” filled with dreamy caramel and topped with milk chocolate and toasted pecan
·Torlitas Mint 4 Me – Adorned with an opulent drizzle of peppermint dark and minty green chocolate
·Torlitas Peanut Butter Crunch – Chocolate and peanut butter, bedecked with homemade peanut brittle bits
Walker is committed to building her business and sharing Torlitas with as many new customers as possible.She actively promotes the Torlitas brand through the company’s web site, www.torlitas.com, as well as social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.Walker was thrilled that the popular ABC daytime talk show “The Chew” featured Torlitas during a Jan. 20, 2013 broadcast. In 2017, Torlitas Signature Blondies was voted Top 4 dessert Best Bite Sweet Treat by Columbus Underground publication
Walker who holds a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University, enjoys her involvement in Columbus’ Linden community, including the innovative beautification program known as Beautify the Block, as well as the City of Columbus recycling initiative, RecyColumbus.
She remains committed to the idea that love – and chocolate, in the form of Torlitas – will be essential to her company’s success in the months and years to come.