Panned Chocolates

Our panned chocolates are perfect for those who love chocolate covered fruit and nuts. Each of our panned chocolates come in milk, dark and extra dark chocolate. If you are looking for a little extra kick in your chocolate, we recommend our chocolate-covered espresso and coffee beans. For a different taste, try our dark chocolate mint covered lentils, and if you can’t decide what you want or want a bit of everything, we also carry a Bridge mix.

Each of the panned chocolates starts at half-pound packages and goes up to five pounds, except for our chocolate covered malt balls. They are only available in half-pound. For those who enjoy chocolate-covered fruit, we carry chocolate covered raisins and dark chocolate cranberries and blueberries.

Panned chocolates are a delicious party treat and make the perfect host gift. All of our chocolates are delicately hand-crafted with care and will leave guests coming back for more. For a different treat, try our dark chocolate rum cordials, they have the taste of rum without the alcohol.

At Lazar’s, we take chocolate seriously, so if you are looking for a sweet treat with a twist, try our panned chocolates. And for more information about our other products including our seasonal ones, visit our website or give us a call at (516) 829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have.

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Gourmet Chocolate Gifts

Gourmet chocolate gifts from Lazar’s Chocolate is a sweet way to treat the chocolate lover in your life. The holiday season is fast approaching, and we have a variety of chocolates for any occasion. Looking for a gift for your Thanksgiving host? We have fall colored nonpareils, Thanksgiving gift boxes, chocolate cornucopias, and even turkey centerpieces. These creative Thanksgiving-themed chocolates will guarantee to make everyone smile.

Our fancy gift boxes are perfect to gift to a loved one, teacher, coworker or neighbor. These boxes range from a 12 piece gold box to a classic two-pound gift box. For the popcorn lover, we have a chocolate-covered popcorn gift box. This theatre-style box contains savory unsalted popcorn drizzled with Swiss-born milk, dark and white chocolate. It’s perfect for watching holiday movies.

Gourmet chocolate gifts also come in assorted baskets. These baskets contain a gold gift box of assorted chocolates, seasonal foil wrapped chocolates, milk, and dark chocolate covered raisins and chocolate-covered malt balls. For an even greater selection of assorted chocolates, we recommend our number five and six baskets.

All of our gourmet chocolate gifts are handcrafted and make a perfect gift for any occasion. For more information on any of our products, visit Lazar’s Chocolates online or contact us at (516) 829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have, call Lazar’s today.

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Chocolate Novelties

What can be more fun than chocolate novelties? They are a fun and delicious way to celebrate any occasion. At Lazar’s, we carry a variety of chocolate novelties to suit any occasion, from baby showers to graduation and even chocolate that says get well.

As fourth-generation chocolatiers, we believe chocolate is the best gift and the best way to celebrate any occasion. Looking for a present for that sports fan? We have just the thing! Your sporty friends are bound to love our sports novelty chocolates. Instead of tobacco cigars, why not celebrate a new baby with one of our chocolate cigars? They come wrapped in blue and pink packaging.

Our chocolate novelties even come in animal, car and theater themes. These shapes are perfect if you are hosting a zoo or automobile birthday party, or even an Oscar viewing celebration. Your guests will be amazed by our fun and uniquely shaped chocolates that will match any party theme. We also carry a chocolate key for those who have just purchased their first or new home. This type of novelty is a “sweet” way for a real estate agent to say thank you to their clients and to congratulate them on purchasing their new home!

If you would like to have a look at our selection of chocolate novelties, visit our website or give us a call at 516-829-5795. We will answer any questions you may have!

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The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

In moderation, dark chocolate can be extremely beneficial for your health. Some of these benefits include antioxidants, improved brain function, reduced risk of heart disease, as well as lowered blood pressure and cholesterol.

Antioxidants are what our body creates to help fight off disease and illness. Dark chocolate contains many antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even cancer. Dark chocolate also carries anti-inflammatory properties, which can help the body fight off type 2 diabetes, arthritis and certain types of cancer. 

When it comes to heart health, dark chocolate can lower blood pressure and cholesterol (the two main factors of heart disease). Dark chocolate works by lowering the “bad” cholesterol and increasing the “good” cholesterol. This chocolate treat can also improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.  

Besides lowering your blood pressure, dark chocolate can protect your skin against the sun by increasing skin density and hydration. 

Studies show that eating dark chocolate can help improve brain function by increasing blood flow to the brain. Dark chocolate is also known to improve brain function and verbal skills in older people, which can reduce the risks of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. 

A dark chocolate bar containing 70% dark cacao is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium and other minerals that the body needs to stay healthy. 

At Lazar’s, we have a wide range of delicious dark chocolate products. They range from dark chocolate covered fruit and nuts to pure dark chocolate bars.  Enjoy some chocolate and benefit your health at the same time!

We are not medical experts, we only make delicious dark chocolates. So, you should always contact a medical professional when it comes to questions about your health. For information about our products, please visit the Lazar’s Chocolate website or give us a call at (516) 829-5875.

Best Gourmet Chocolate

Who has the best gourmet chocolate in town? Why Lazar’s of course. We have chocolates for all occasions, whether it be a wedding, baby shower, religious event or party. If something sweet is what you need, we have it all. 

Are you looking for something to bring to a party? At Lazar’s, we carry a selection of platters each containing an assortment of our finest chocolates that will satisfy the sweet tooths of your guests. If party favors are what you are looking for, you can even customize your party favor boxes with colored ribbon and foil.

We want everyone to be able to enjoy the best gourmet chocolate, which is why we carry sugar and nut-free chocolates. Our nut-free chocolate products are made in a dedicated peanut-free facility, so those with nut allergies can enjoy our chocolates without worrying about allergic reactions.

We don’t mean to brag, but when it comes to gourmet chocolate, we make it the best. And as fourth-generation chocolatiers, we always put our heart and soul into every chocolate product we make. For more information about any of our products, visit our website or give us a call at 516-829-5795. We can answer any questions you may have.

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Chocolate Wedding Favors

If you are planning a wedding, why not consider chocolate wedding favors to thank your guests for attending your special day? At Lazar’s, we carry six varieties of boxes to choose from. Each box is perfectly wrapped, containing two or more assorted chocolates. 

Each of our chocolate boxes is unique in their own way. For our 2 x 2 and 4 x 4 favors, you can choose between gold, silver and white boxes. We also offer 3 x 3 and 4 x 4 clear acetate boxes. Each of these five boxes can be wrapped with a curled ribbon with a color of your choice, as well as a customized printed ribbon with your special day printed on it.

Choose Lazar’s chocolate wedding favors and get our four and eight-piece boxes, offering a variety of different chocolates within one box. Each of these boxes contains nuts, truffles, caramels, and even a chocolate-covered pretzel. What a surprise! 

When purchasing Lazar’s chocolate wedding favor boxes, you are sure to get delicious, finely crafted chocolates by a fourth-generation family of chocolate experts. For more information on our chocolate favors or any of our other products, you can visit us online or give us a call at (516) 829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have!

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Signature Chocolate Bars

Who doesn’t love signature chocolate bars? These nicely wrapped, solid pieces of deliciousness can turn a bad day into a better one! At Lazar’s, our chocolate bars come in 3-ounce and 8-ounce packages. They range from milk chocolate to 85% dark chocolate.

Dark chocolate has many health benefits like reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Dark chocolate can even help improve brain function and lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Can you think of a better reason for eating chocolate, other than for the taste? 

If you are looking to try a signature chocolate bar with a unique taste of savory and sweet, try our dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt. It will satisfy any salty and sweet craving. If sea salt and dark chocolate are not your ideal combination in a chocolate bar, we also carry traditional Milk Chocolate. For those looking for a smooth but bitter taste, try our 85% Cocoa Dark Chocolate; this dark chocolate pairs very well with coffee! 

There are no golden tickets in our signature chocolate bars, only high-quality chocolate made by a family of chocolatiers. If you would like to visit our shop, we have two locations to serve you; one in Greenvale and one in Great Neck. You can also visit us online or give us a call at (516) 829-5785. We will answer any questions you might have!

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Gourmet Chocolate Shop

Lazar’s Chocolates is your go-to gourmet chocolate shop for all things sweet and delicious, from chocolate-covered pretzels to sugar-free candy. In our store, we have something for everyone. Can’t make it in to see us? No problem, we can ship our products to you.

Are you hosting a party and looking for platters that will ‘wow’ your guests? At Lazar’s, we carry mixed chocolate, candy, fruit and nut platters that will surely impress your guests and will have them craving more. Need to buy a gift for that special someone? Our chocolate gift boxes and gift baskets are a perfect gift for any special occasion. We also carry special favors for weddings and parties.

Being a gourmet chocolate shop, we understand the importance of dietary restrictions. At Lazar’s, we want everyone to enjoy our products, which is why we offer a large selection of nut-free chocolates. Those with nut allergies can enjoy our chocolates without worrying about any allergic reactions to peanuts. We also carry a large variety of sugar-free (diabetic) candies and chocolates.

So, if you are looking for a gourmet chocolate shop and are in the Greenvale or Great Neck area, make sure to stop by Lazar’s Chocolate. We have something for everyone! You can also visit us online or give us a call at (516) 829-5785, we will answer any questions you might have.

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Nut-Free Chocolates

Finding delicious, nut-free chocolates can be difficult for people with nut allergies. At Lazar’s Chocolates, we offer a variety of nut-free products for you and your family to enjoy. From chocolate-covered marshmallow pops to chocolate-covered nonpareils, these are just a few of the delicious nut-free products that we provide.

Chocolate has always been a crowd-pleaser, whether it be for a special occasion, fundraiser or just a simple way to say thank you. But not everyone can enjoy chocolate, especially those with nut allergies. With our nut-free chocolates, you can serve tasty chocolate treats at your next function without worrying about allergic reactions. 

Additionally, parents can now send their child to school with a nut-free chocolate treat in their lunchbox. Their faces will surely light-up when they open their lunchbox to find a chocolate-covered Oreo or a nut-free chocolate lollypop waiting for them. Amaze your guests at your next NFL party with our nut-free chocolate covered pretzels. At Lazar’s, we have something for everyone. 

Not only do we offer nut-free chocolates, but we also carry a variety of Diabetic (sugar-free) chocolates and candy. For more information about any of our products, visit our website or give us a call today at 516-829-5795. We can answer any questions you may have. 

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What is the best way to melt chocolate?

For baking enthusiasts, this question can be an easy one, but for beginner bakers, there are a few simple ways to melt chocolate when a recipe calls for it. You have two options: you can use a double boiler or a microwave.

The first rule to keep in mind is: low and slow; that is the key! Try to keep it at the lowest heat possible, and make sure to take your time.

A double boiler is a two-component pan, consisting of a bottom and top pan. The bottom pan is used for boiling water, which will heat the ingredients located on the top pan. We highly recommend bringing the water to a boil first, before placing the bowl on top. This helps to reduce the chance of burning your chocolate. After the water is boiled, remove it from the heat and put the bowl of chopped up chocolate on top for the melting process. Stir occasionally for 2-3 minutes as your chocolate begins to melt in the bowl.

You don’t have a double boiler on hand? You can simply make one with a heatproof bowl, preferably Pyrex and a saucepan. The next step is to fill the saucepan with a ¼ inch of water; let it boil, reduce heat, and then place the heatproof bowl over the water, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Then, follow the same steps you would for a regular double boiler.

Another way to melt chocolate is by using the microwave. Start by placing the chopped chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until the chocolate is fully melted. Be sure to turn your microwave settings down to ½ power or less for all chocolate types. However, it is recommended that you melt white chocolate over a double boiler as this type of chocolate tends to become lumpy, grainy and burnt more easily in a microwave.  

It is important to keep in mind that these methods should only be used for melting chocolate and NOT for tempering. Melting chocolate through these methods should only be used for cooking and baking, and is not recommended for coating or molding. For information about our products, please visit our website or give us a call at (516) 829-5875.