Private New York Chocolate Tours and Tastings

by professorchocolate on Apr.29, 2012, under Recent Tours

Join us!...you know you want to.

The best chocolate tours in NYC.

Professor Chocolate gives private chocolate tours to groups of 4-12 people.  We also host tastings, pairings, and corporate events.  For the past 10 years (continue reading…)

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Chocolate in Chelsea: Catherine Selin

by professorchocolate on Dec.01, 2011, under Behind The Scenes

bon bons

Using only the highest quality chocolate, and years of experience, Catherine Selin has created a fantastic line of delicious bonbons, French-dipped squares and classic truffles.   (continue reading…)

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Does This Chocolate Make Me Look Fat??

by professorchocolate on Aug.12, 2011, under Nutrition

Does this chocolate make me look fat??

One of the most popular questions that we get when giving a chocolate tour is “Will we walk off these calories?” (continue reading…)

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Professor Chocolate Takes Manhattan

by professorchocolate on Aug.01, 2011, under New Products

It took us 5 years to produce and publish the downtown edition of The Ultimate Guide to Finding Chocolate in NYC. We did everything from the ground up and learned along the way. We literally mapped every street in Manhattan and personally visited every chocolate shop there was to be found. (continue reading…)

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A Weekend in Hot Chocolate…

by professorchocolate on Jun.15, 2011, under Hot Cocoa

The professors have been busy. In the last week alone, we have visited over a dozen NYC shops- just for hot chocolate. So as not to bore you, we have chosen four places, all of which offer something different than the next. The world of hot chocolate is more complex and varied than we imagined, but then again, we do live in the best city in the world.

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Peace- in Midtown East

by professorchocolate on May.20, 2011, under Recent Tours

As the frenzied weeks leading up to Christmas came and passed, we were looking forward to a week of writing and researching on our favorite subject,  quiet week mind you. Nothing of the sort happened. A day after the blizzard blanketed the New York region, we were slugging through the tourist-laden area of Rockefeller Center. Much to our surprise, the streets and sidewalks were cleared of snow, but shoulder-shoulder with folks from the world over. (continue reading…)

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Raaka Chocolate…Making Virgin Sexy.

by professorchocolate on Apr.30, 2011, under New Products

33 years ago, Union Square hosted its first Greenmarket, a radical idea of selling fresh produce and meats from local farmers to (continue reading…)

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Tipple Bon Bons at Bond Street

by professorchocolate on Mar.20, 2011, under Chocolate of the Month

Lynda Stern, owner and chocolatier of Bond Street Chocolates, whips up some wickedly tasty bon bons. On most occasions, we sample (continue reading…)

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A Sneak Peek that’s Sweeter than Bliss

by professorchocolate on Mar.03, 2011, under Behind The Scenes

On a recent chocolate expedition, the professors had the honor of being in the presence of the one and only Ilene Shane, chocolatier and co-founder of Sweet Bliss.  Shane- former private chef for Ralph Lauren (yup- believe it) can usually be found in her ultra-cool Flatiron kitchen loft, crafting some of the NYC’s most heart-warming, artisan chocolate. The ingredients used, though all-natural, are based around the fun stuff that you scarfed down as a kid (that is of course based on the premise that you weren’t deprived as a child).

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Can Chocolate Truffles be Luscious and Gluten-Free? Indeed They Can

by professorchocolate on Jan.29, 2011, under Gluten + Sugar-Free

Heather Foley is a mom, chocolatier, and wife. She unequivocally loves all three and is in love with all three. Simple and genuine. Foley started Azure Chocolat a few years back with the intent of spending more time with her kids and less time in the life-draining world of corporate America.

Azure Chocolat is  based out of Long Island with Whole Foods as the main retail partner in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut (the Houston Street location has at least a dozen truffles on display at any given time). (continue reading…)

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