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Friday, March 09, 2007

Chocolate Bar

Love of Chocolate is certainly not new, but even popular trends morph and take on a unique character of the time. And the time is right for artisanal, fair trade, organic and vegan chocolate. Hudson Street/Eighth Avenue is becoming a small chocolate mecca with Jacque Torres and Li-Lac Chocolates just down the street from Alison Nelson's Chocolate Bar (seen in the photo). Located at 48 Eighth Avenue in the West Village, the shop is small pleasant space with an orange and brown decor. Click here for their website. It has been getting accolades from customers and a lot of positive press since its opening in 2002. They work with some of New York's finest chocolate chefs an offer an extensive range of chocolate delights: there are chocolates of course (Bon Bons, The Black and White, the Elvis), a signature line of chocolate bars (super dark, orange dark, mint dark, mild chocolate, bittersweet, white lemon) and a retro line (PB&C, Salted Pretzel, Caramel Apple, Key Lime Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Raspberry Jam). In addition they offer authentic New York Egg Creams, illy Caffe espresso and coffee drinks, several variations on iced and hot chocolates, fresh cookies, brownies and morning pastries. Chocolate (particularly dark chocolate) is now being promoted as having certain health benefits with its flavonoids and antixoxidants. Although studies are far from conclusive and the health risks of chocolate are well known, the mere suggestion of potential health benefits is more than adequate to please chocoholics and fuel guilt-free consumption ...

5 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Color, color, color. More color than chocolate. I can't begin to imagine how many chocolate bars they would have to sell just to pay the rent and the utilities. It must be a good business. I like the way you arranged the pictures.

Sometime when you get a chance, I hope you can take a look at my 1954 picture of a boat I took in Shipgama, Japan. Kodak and Fuji color film had just come out but I didn't think it would last. I was much more comfortable with black and white.

Go to http://www.oldmanlincoln.com/ and scroll down to the last picture.

Brian said...

abraham - That's a real nice photo. And yes, even though I appreciate black and white, I am a big fan of color.
Brian

missy said...

oh my god! that is my idea of heaven!!! it looks so so so beautiful!

Matt said...

Brian, it seems you're getting a competitor:
http://www.wnyc.org/photos/lopate/lives_buildings.html
// just kiddin' ;-)

Anonymous said...

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