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Offline Shelby2

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Best chocolate places in any borough
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:34:49 AM »
I recently had the occasion to search for a place that makes marzipan acorns (a favorite recipe my mom used to make when she was alive) and found them at Li-Lac Chocolates. They have a few locations around Manhattan and a factory in Brooklyn.



I also recently tried a piece of chocolate at Jacques Torres in Dumbo with a few of my JH friends  ;)

Do you have a favorite chocolate shop?

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 11:04:27 AM »
I try to avoid chocolatiers for obvious reasons, but have tried Li-Lac at the Chelsea Market location. Anything with nuts is a go with me.  ;D

There's a Japanese chocolatier across from Bryant Park, Royce' Chocolates, that I'm interested in trying out. They have a few interesting combinations like their Nama Chocolate "Mojito", and Maccha Chocolate. Will report back on these!

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 01:12:47 PM »
I try to avoid chocolatiers for obvious reasons, but have tried Li-Lac at the Chelsea Market location. Anything with nuts is a go with me.  ;D

There's a Japanese chocolatier across from Bryant Park, Royce' Chocolates, that I'm interested in trying out. They have a few interesting combinations like their Nama Chocolate "Mojito", and Maccha Chocolate. Will report back on these!

Not a fan of Royce chocolate, is too milky and cream and is very soft texture, nothing like a your usual chocolate.

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 01:29:36 PM »
I try to avoid chocolatiers for obvious reasons, but have tried Li-Lac at the Chelsea Market location. Anything with nuts is a go with me.  ;D

There's a Japanese chocolatier across from Bryant Park, Royce' Chocolates, that I'm interested in trying out. They have a few interesting combinations like their Nama Chocolate "Mojito", and Maccha Chocolate. Will report back on these!

Not a fan of Royce chocolate, is too milky and cream and is very soft texture, nothing like a your usual chocolate.

So what's your favorite?

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 10:46:30 AM »
I try to avoid chocolatiers for obvious reasons, but have tried Li-Lac at the Chelsea Market location. Anything with nuts is a go with me.  ;D

There's a Japanese chocolatier across from Bryant Park, Royce' Chocolates, that I'm interested in trying out. They have a few interesting combinations like their Nama Chocolate "Mojito", and Maccha Chocolate. Will report back on these!

Not a fan of Royce chocolate, is too milky and cream and is very soft texture, nothing like a your usual chocolate.

That's exactly why I love Royce.  It has a fudge-like texture that melts in your mouth.  I also love the various flavors.

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 10:05:00 AM »
I'm intrigued by Royce - thanks for mentioning it. I've been trying to think of something to bring to my Thanksgiving hosts and this seems like it might be an interesting option. Happy to see there's a location a few blocks from my office.

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 12:11:45 PM »
I try to avoid chocolatiers for obvious reasons, but have tried Li-Lac at the Chelsea Market location. Anything with nuts is a go with me.  ;D

There's a Japanese chocolatier across from Bryant Park, Royce' Chocolates, that I'm interested in trying out. They have a few interesting combinations like their Nama Chocolate "Mojito", and Maccha Chocolate. Will report back on these!

Not a fan of Royce chocolate, is too milky and cream and is very soft texture, nothing like a your usual chocolate.

That's exactly why I love Royce.  It has a fudge-like texture that melts in your mouth.  I also love the various flavors.

+1 royce is deluxe for its TEXTURE and ultra smoothness. get it fresh if you can.

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 10:55:12 AM »
go to the meadow on hudson st. in the city.

for chocolate bars it can't be beat.

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2018, 11:32:50 PM »
Kee's Chocolate in midtown is nearly perfect.  :)

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 09:06:27 AM »
Nearly?  What's wrong with it?

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2018, 01:14:12 PM »
I was by Bryant Park this past weekend and had the opportunity to stop by Royce’ Chocolates. It’s hard to imagine a chocolate confection being refreshing and light, but that’s how I would describe the Nama Chocolate Mojito. The website says the chocolate is infused with Havana Club rum, yet I found the classic “Mojito” flavors very subtle, with no lingering alcohol taste.  I’m not a big fan of white chocolate, but have to admit that the Mojito’s flavor is pleasing. They packaged my chocolate box in a cooling pouch so as to maintain its smooth, velvety texture during travel. Now I’m even more curious about the other varieties! On a side note, I also stopped at the Max Brenner shop in Bryant Park and picked up a small sampler. These were also very good, but I enjoyed the Royce’ more so.



 

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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2018, 03:53:16 PM »
I bought a few things from Royce to bring to Thanksgiving and I actually thought it was all pretty bad. They were out of the one thing I wanted to try (something with marshmallows, I can't remember what). Maybe I just chose badly.

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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2018, 05:31:59 PM »
I bought a few things from Royce to bring to Thanksgiving and I actually thought it was all pretty bad. They were out of the one thing I wanted to try (something with marshmallows, I can't remember what). Maybe I just chose badly.

Wow! That's too bad, Lilybell. I only tried the Mojito this time and did like it. I guess part of the appeal for me is its unique flavor... different from traditional chocolates, which I also love.

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 01:15:53 PM »
I try to avoid chocolatiers for obvious reasons, but have tried Li-Lac at the Chelsea Market location. Anything with nuts is a go with me.  ;D

There's a Japanese chocolatier across from Bryant Park, Royce' Chocolates, that I'm interested in trying out. They have a few interesting combinations like their Nama Chocolate "Mojito", and Maccha Chocolate. Will report back on these!

I don't know what this obvious reason is, but I don't think there is ever an obvious reason to avoid chocolate. :)

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Re: Best chocolate places in any borough
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 07:47:15 PM »
I don't know what this obvious reason is, but I don't think there is ever an obvious reason to avoid chocolate. :)

That's a fact, hfm. I thereby withdraw my previous statement.  ;D

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