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post #31 of 93
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The only 'candy' chocolate I like are M&Ms, and then only a few at a time.

thanks for sharing, we were wondering

+1 on burdicks

also I kind of like leondias in the 'want 1-2 pieces for cheap' way
post #32 of 93
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I kind of like leondias in the 'want 1-2 pieces for cheap' way

Thanks for sharing, we were wondering.
post #33 of 93
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I really, really, like Burdick Chocolates (www.burdickchocolate.com), which opened a shop in NYC recently. gdl, you ought to go there and check it out. It's near CEGO. The flavors profiles are complex, but they have a good sense of restraint. If you don't live in New Hampshire, in the Boston area, or in NYC, they will Fedex the stuff to you. It's worth it. I would put them up against any of the boutique chocolatiers in Europe. They are definitely a step above anything else I've found in the States.
I'll definitely give Burdick a try, the cafe pastry menu looks very good too.
post #34 of 93
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
. I find Leonidas and Godiva generally pretty awful.

I am not big on chocolates, but I know people who think that neuhouse is much better than leonidas.
post #35 of 93
If you are looking for something local, I know someone who is a chocolate connoisseur and he recommends Moonstruck Chocolate in Portland. http://www.moonstruckchocolate.com.
post #36 of 93
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I am not big on chocolates, but I know people who think that neuhouse is much better than leonidas.

I agree with that. Out of the big guys, Neuhaus is much better than Leonidas or Godiva.
post #37 of 93
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I agree with that. Out of the big guys, Neuhaus is much better than Leonidas or Godiva.

there is a place around the corner from my house that is a 30 year old artisan shop - the origional owner spent a few years in Belgium studying chocolate making and they turn out some very good stuff. I agree that the really good stuff usually comes out of places like that - a small shop of a handful of fanatics.
post #38 of 93
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Of those available in NYC, I like Marcolini and Debauve & Gallais the most. Maison du Chocolat is also pretty good. I find Leonidas and Godiva generally pretty awful.

where does one find these (marcolini, d&g) in nyc? have you tried the the guy from dumo (j. torres?)? there is a place in soho that people also talk about (something like 'sees'). the only stuff i have tried are these places downtown: christopher norman on new st. (fancy schmancy) & evelyn's on john (boardwalk-like). i liked them both....

http://www.christophernormanchocolates.com/

http://evelynschocolates.com/aboutus.html
post #39 of 93
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where does one find these (marcolini, d&g) in nyc?
Marcolini is midtown. D&G is further up on Mad (never visited the NY store but often bring back some chocolates from Paris)

Kee's on Thompson St?
post #40 of 93
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Marcolini is midtown. D&G is further up on Mad (never visited the NY store but often bring back some chocolates from Paris)

Kee's on Thompson St?

kee's, yes, that's it.

* 2 xmas mailings chocolatealmondy things we get regularly: enstrom's toffee & andre's chocolate-covered almonds. good stuff...
post #41 of 93
Matine's. Both beautiful and delicious...they had their first store right in the middle of Bloomingdales.

http://www.martineschocolates.com/
post #42 of 93
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Originally Posted by somatoform View Post
I'm curious, is a best chocolate, like this pierre marcollini, something that would appeal to everyone who tries it, or do these chocolates require some sort of 'sophisticated' palate?

it's a question of which cocoa bean they use. there's a huge difference between industrial used and those used by a chocolatier. the industrial ones probably get the seeds by monsanto, the "individualists" use cocoa beans which have more genes of the original wilder plant ..
post #43 of 93
Godiva is tolerable, it's basically a mall brand trying to pass as a Madison Ave. brand. D&G is on 69th off SW corner of Madison.
post #44 of 93
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Originally Posted by Scrumhalf View Post
If you are looking for something local, I know someone who is a chocolate connoisseur and he recommends Moonstruck Chocolate in Portland. http://www.moonstruckchocolate.com.

I'll probably visit this summer. I'll be sure to try - always looking for new, good, stuff.
post #45 of 93
For pure chocolate/cacao flavor I think Noka is good. For the stuff with nuts and all that stuff inside I like Jean Paul Hevin. (not a chocolate connoisseur, so don`t know much though).
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