What Makes Good Quality Chocolate?

What can be better than good, quality chocolate? It’s a sweet treat that you can give as a gift or purchase for yourself. When it comes down to it, you can do anything with it. You can bake cookies or a cake with it, melt it down and mix with cream for hot chocolate, or eat it as is. There is no wrong way to enjoy a delicious chocolate treat.

If you are a chocolate connoisseur, you know what to look for in a bar of good quality chocolate. But if you’re a chocolate novice, who is looking to enjoy a sweet treat, here are a few things to look for when purchasing good quality chocolate. 

The first thing you want to look for is the cocoa content; milk chocolate should have at least 30 percent cocoa, while dark should contain a minimum of 45 percent. Excellent dark chocolate should contain 70 percent or more. 

Another sign of quality chocolate is its ability to melt in your mouth. You should not have to do a lot of chewing to consume chocolate. If the piece of chocolate does not melt right away and has a waxy texture, then it’s probably not good quality. There should also be no more than six ingredients that go into making it. 

At Lazar’s, our chocolates are handcrafted with care. We use no more than six ingredients, and our chocolates range from milk to extra dark chocolate. Our dark chocolate starts at 72 percent and our extra dark chocolate starts at 85%, so if dark chocolate is your thing, you’ve come to the right place!

If that isn’t enough, did we mention that dark chocolate has health benefits such as lowering your blood pressure and improving memory? Just eating one piece a day has so many health benefits and more.

We also cover a lot of other treats in chocolate, such as candy, fruit, nuts, popcorn and more. 

Are you hungry yet? Have we activated your sweet tooth? If the answer is yes, then visit our website to see all of our products. Or you can always give us a call at 516-829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have, contact Lazar’s today.

assorted chocolates

Who doesn’t love receiving a box of assorted chocolates as a gift? For chocolate lovers, getting a fancy box filled with a mixture of chocolate is a delightful surprise. At Lazar’s, we offer a variety of fancy gift boxes filled with assorted chocolates that will make everyone smile.

These gift boxes range from a 12 piece box to one that contains 2 lbs of our delicious handmade chocolates. If it’s something sweet and salty you are craving, we also carry a box of chocolate-covered pretzels and chocolate-covered popcorn. We take great care when crafting all of our products, one bite of any of our products and you will be hooked. But don’t take our word for it, try some today.

Our assorted chocolates don’t just come in a fancy box; you can also order them in a platter. These platters range from 1.5 to 10 pounds of mixed chocolates. These platters are perfect for when you are hosting big or small events, and you can choose from milk and dark mixed, or just all of one or the other. Included in these platters are an assortment of chocolate-covered nuts, marshmallows, pretzels, truffles, caramels, solid candies and more. Treat your guests with a chocolate tray from Lazar’s chocolates. We are sure they will be pleasantly surprised.

For more information on our assorted chocolates, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5786. We will answer any questions you may have, contact Lazar’s today.

assorted chocolates

gourmet chocolate popcorn

Gourmet chocolate popcorn is a sweet twist to a movie time favorite, and our popcorn is two pounds and covered with our delicious white and milk chocolate. It comes in a festive movie theatre style container, and now you don’t need to choose between something salty and sweet when watching a movie. With chocolate popcorn, you have the best of both treats.

Not only does chocolate popcorn make a sweet treat, but it also makes an excellent gift for the popcorn and chocolate lover in your life. Imagine the look on their face when they receive this as a gift, we are sure they will be talking about it for the days to come. Their movie time will not be the same without this sweet and salty treat.

Our gourmet chocolate popcorn is made with Kosher ingredients, but not certified Kosher. So if you are not practicing a strict Kosher diet, you can enjoy our delicious popcorn without the worry. Take your movie or game night up a notch with this savory and sweet treat. It will leave you and your family wanting more.

So if gourmet chocolate popcorn sounds right for you to visit our website or give us a call at 1-516-829-5785 to place an order, and while you’re visiting us online, check out the other delicious products that we offer. Contact Lazar’s chocolates today, we look forward to hearing from you.

gourmet chocolate popcorn

foil wrapped chocolates

At Lazar’s, our foil wrapped chocolates are made with our signature swiss-style chocolates and come in different shapes, colors and patterns. These miniature chocolates are perfect for loot bags, glass jars, and bowls, and they come in shapes like flowers, hearts, stars, coins, poker chips, and cards.

If you are looking for Easter chocolates, we carry foil bunnies, chicks, dark and milk chocolate eggs as well as milk chocolate crispy eggs. Our Easter chocolates also come in carrot shapes, peanut butter, regular and deluxe filled. Whatever you need for Easter, we have got you covered. We have chocolates for Passover as well and made with Kosher ingredients. For Mother’s Day or an anniversary, we suggest the milk chocolate hearts. They come in pink, red, gold and rainbow-colored foils. We carry dark chocolates in the shape of hearts as well.

Our foil wrapped chocolates range from 1/4 pound to 10 pounds, and come with 55-60 pieces per pound. The larger the bag, the more delicious chocolates you will get. The prices also decrease and increase with each size. These chocolates are made with Kosher-dairy milk, so they are perfect for those practicing a Kosher diet.

For a full list of our foil wrapped chocolates and more information about any of our other products, visit our website or give us a call at 1-516-829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have.

foil wrapped chocolates

novelty chocolate

At Lazars, we carry a variety of novelty chocolate. These handmade chocolates come in many fun shapes that are guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face, from theater themed to sports. If you need it, we have it. Our chocolates are handmade and crafted with care, with some of them kosher certified and made with kosher products.

As third-generation chocolatiers, we take pride in the quality of our products. We are continually offering themed chocolates for special occasions and celebrations, and this includes religious holidays of all types. We want everyone to feel included, and chocolates are the sweetest way to do so. 

Some of our novelty chocolate themes include:

  • Theater, entertainment, and shows: These chocolates are in the shape of tickets, ballet shoes, microphones, clapboards, and theater masks.
  • Transportation: We have chocolate shaped cars, trucks, and airplanes.
  • Hobbies and Sports: If you have a sports enthusiast or artist in your life, these chocolates will make for a perfect gift.
  • Baby Showers: Hosting a baby shower? Our baby shower novelties come in blue and pink wrapped cigars and booties. 
  • Animals: Having a zoo themed party for your little one, our animal shaped chocolates make a perfect addition to the party.

These are just a few types of novelty chocolate that we carry, for more information about any of our products visit our website or give us a call at 1-516-829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have.

novelty chocolate

gourmet chocolate favors

If you are hosting an event and need gourmet chocolate favors, then Lazar’s Chocolate is the place for you. We carry all types of favors for any occasion, whether it be for weddings, baby and bridal showers or even birthdays, our chocolates are the perfect way to celebrate any special event.

Loot bags are a fun way to end a child’s birthday party, and they are something the kids always look forward to, our loot bags come with milk chocolates and gummy and sour candies, all the things kids love. These loot bags can be customized with your child’s name and the birthday that they are celebrating.

All gourmet chocolate favors gift boxes are handcrafted and packaged with care. They come in different sizes such as two and four-piece, 3×3 and 6×6 boxes, each of these contains an assortment of delicious chocolates and truffles. Each of these boxes is wrapped with foil and topped off with a bow and can come in gold, silver or white boxes. Chocolate favors can come in shapes like baby booties, shirts, carriages, butterflies, umbrellas, crowns, and crosses.

Treat your guests with delicious chocolate favors from Lazars, for more information about gourmet chocolate favors or any of our other sweet treats, visit our website or give us a call at 1-516-829-5785, we will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s Chocolate today!

gourmet chocolate favors

What is Kosher Chocolate?

At Lazar’s, we understand and respect those celebrating different cultures and holidays. This is why all of our products are made with Kosher ingredients, with many certified as Kosher.

For those who are not familiar with the term Kosher, it is a Hebrew word that means “fit.” When a product is labeled “Kosher”, it means that it is okay for Jewish people to eat. Kosher pareve means food that is prepared without meat, milk or their derivatives.

Examples of kosher foods are beef, chicken, salmon, tuna and milk.

Dark chocolate is considered Kosher since it only contains cocoa beans, vanilla beans, and sugar.

Here is a list of facts on Kosher products at Lazar’s Chocolates:

– Our store is not under Kosher supervision, but many of our products are manufactured under supervision.

– Glatt refers to meat, therefor our chocolates are not Glatt.

– If there is a Kosher label, then it has been certified Kosher.

– You can give someone anything with Kosher ingredients while others require certification.

  • – We carry Kosher-Pareve products such as dark chocolate almonds, mints, espresso beans, and rum cordials.

– Our Kosher-Dairy candy consists of low-calorie butter scotches, chocolate mints, cinnamon, assorted fruit, licorice bites, and Twizzlers.

During Hanukkah, we offer chocolates to celebrate the holiday. Some of these products include plastic dreidels with chocolate gelt, a six-pack of Hanukkah symbols, and a bulk pack of chocolate gelt.

If you have any questions about our Kosher products, visit our website or give us a call at 516-829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have.

gourmet chocolate gift baskets

Gourmet chocolate gift baskets are the perfect way to treat that someone special in your life. At Lazar’s, we carry a variety of sizes, each containing different types of chocolates. As the size increases, so does the amount of chocolate each basket contains. No matter the size you choose, we are sure they will love it. 

If you are hosting an event, then our “platter” style baskets are right for you. They range from assorted chocolates, dried fruit and nuts, chocolate covered pretzels and assorted candy. For popcorn lovers, we also have a basket of chocolate covered popcorn. This delicious treat is guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s savory and sweet craving. 

Our gourmet chocolate gift baskets are handcrafted with care and are perfect for any occasion, corporate or personal. Each chocolate product is individually wrapped and placed inside a wicker basket, which is then wrapped up and tied with a bow. The popcorn gift basket comes in a wrapped up in a collective movie-style container. 

So when you are looking for gourmet chocolate gift baskets, consider Lazar’s chocolates. As a fourth-generation family of chocolatiers, we carry only the finest chocolates and take pride in all of our products. For more information about our products, visit our website or give us a call at (516) 829-5786, we will answer any questions you may have. 

gourmet chocolate gift baskets

Gourmet Chocolate Shops

If you are looking for gourmet chocolate shops, look no further than Lazar’s Chocolates. Our products are delicately crafted and handmade with care, with chocolates ranging from milk to sugar-free, we have something for everyone.

Our chocolates are perfect for any occasion, hosting a party? We have an assortment of chocolate, mixed fruit and nuts and candy platters for that, planning a wedding or baby shower? We carry party and wedding favors, each of these favors can be customized to suit the event. Are you looking for something fun? We carry chocolate novelties in various fun shapes, you can also check out our kids’ fun corner for even more fun chocolates.

You can visit our gourmet chocolate shops in person at our Great Neck and Greenvale locations, or online where we ship to anywhere almost anywhere in the world. We ship with USPS, so shipping costs and delivery time will vary depending on your location. You don’t have to worry about your chocolates as we will take great care to make sure your treats arrive in great shape.

For more information about gourmet chocolate shops and the products that we carry you can always visit our website, while you are there, why not check out what previous customers have to say about us. If you have any questions about our products or how to place an order, you can always give us a call at (516) 829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have.

gourmet chocolate shops

Chocolate Baskets

Our chocolate baskets can make a perfect gift or a way to thank someone for a job well done, each of our six sized baskets contains an assortment of our delicious handmade chocolates. As the basket size increases, so do the variety of chocolates. These baskets are perfect for any occasion, large or small, personal or corporate.

Each basket starts with a box of assorted chocolates, milk and dark chocolate covered raisins, chocolate covered pretzels, and milk or dark chocolate covered malt balls. But as the size increases, more chocolates are added. They are, chocolate-covered popcorn, filled and assorted truffles, chocolate covered graham crackers and chocolate-covered marshmallows.

Chocolate baskets are guaranteed to way to put a smile on someone’s face, who wouldn’t want to get a basket filled with handmade chocolates? These baskets can also be customized to fit the occasion.

If you are thinking of sending chocolate baskets, but don’t know which to choose, you can always visit our website for more information. From there you will see the different sizes, the price ranges and ordering information. While you are there, you can also see the other products that we carry, such as party platters and favors, gift boxes and signature chocolate bars and more. For more information about any of our products, give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have.

chocolate baskets