Lazar's Chocolate

Why Do We Love Chocolate So Much?

It’s sweet, comes in light or dark, and can be enjoyed on its own or in a recipe. What are we talking about? Why chocolate, of course. At Lazar’s chocolate, we take our chocolate very seriously, because we know our customers love it just as much as we do.

But why do we love chocolate, what is it about the sweet, melt in your mouth taste that keeps everyone wanting more?

According to modern historians, the history of chocolate dates back to 2000 years. But, most recently, some have discovered it could be even older.

Chocolate lovers may not know that in the beginning, chocolate was not eaten; it was a drink, and it originated in Latin America, then came to Spain sometime in the 1500s and then eventually made its way to Europe, and now its enjoyed across North America.

In 1828, the chocolate squeeze press was invented. Changing the way chocolate was produced, this device can squeeze cocoa butter from roasted cacao beans, leaving a powder behind. This powder is mixed with a liquid and poured into a mold, where it solidifies into a chocolate bar.

Studies have shown that dark chocolate has some health benefits, including the lowering of cholesterol and blood pressure and improvement of brain function, reduce the risk of heart disease, antioxidants, and more.

What could be a better reason than to love chocolate?

So what is the real reason we love chocolate so much? Is it because no matter the type, it can be enjoyed in any way, shape, or form? We can give it away as a gift, use it to celebrate different kinds of events, and pretty much everyone eats it. You cannot go wrong with a chocolate bar or a box of assorted chocolates.

At Lazar’s, we carry all types of chocolates. From milk chocolate to dark and everything in between, whatever you are looking for, we are sure to have it.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, you can always call us at (516)829-5875, we will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today.

72 percent dark chocolate

If you love a high cocoa content, try our 72 percent dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is made without milk; it contains only cocoa, sugar, an emulsifier to preserve the texture and flavorings such as vanilla. Often this type of chocolate is used for baking, but it is good to eat and has some benefits to your health.

Dark chocolate is bitter and not as sweet as milk chocolate, and the higher the cocoa content, the more bitter the taste becomes. Dark chocolate is perfect for those who love chocolate but don’t want anything too sweet. And as mentioned, it’s healthier than regular milk chocolate. Some of the benefits of dark chocolate include lower blood pressure, increased brain function, and it contains antioxidants that help fight off infections. What could be a better reason to eat chocolate?

Some of our products that contain 72 percent dark chocolate are cocoa hearts, chocolate covered almonds, blueberries, and cranberries. We also have three and eight-ounce pure chocolate bars and if you are looking for something even darker. Our chocolate bars also come in 85 percent dark, perfect for those who enjoy an extra bitterness in their chocolate.

For more information on our 72 percent dark chocolate products visit our website or give us a call at 1-516-829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have, contact Lazar’s today!

72 percent dark chocolate

gourmet chocolate bars

If you are looking for delicious gourmet chocolate bars, look no further than Lazar’s Chocolates. As a fourth-generation family of chocolatiers, you can trust us to deliver you good quality chocolate handcrafted with care. Our chocolate bars are available in three and six-ounces.

At Lazar’s, we don’t just make chocolate bars. There is a lot more to our delicious store; we carry chocolate covered nuts, fruits, coffee beans, popcorn, candy, and more. And if you are hosting a large gathering, we can also put together chocolate platters, candy platters, fruit and nut platters and fruit, chocolate, and nut platters. Looking for a gift for that chocolate and sweets lover in your life, we have those too. There is even a truffle gift box, for something extra fancy.

A gourmet chocolate bar comes in the following types, milk, dark, dark chocolate with sea salt, 72% extra dark, 74% organic dark, and 85% dark chocolate. According to specialists, a small amount of dark chocolate each day has some health benefits. These benefits include lowering blood pressure, improved brain function, reducing heart rate, and more. What could be a better excuse to eat chocolate than that?

For more information on our gourmet chocolate bars, visit our website or give us a call at 1-516-829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have, contact Lazar’s today.

gourmet chocolate bars

candy baskets

Our candy baskets are perfect for any candy lover, and these platter-style baskets contain an assortment of sour and sweet gummy candies. The platter sizes range from small to extra large and are the perfect treat if you are going to an event, or hosting one of your own.

These platter-style baskets contain mountains of delicious candies, sour belts, gummy worms, rope licorice, and sour patch kids are just a few of the many types of sweets that we place on the platter. The perfect thing about this platter is there is something for everyone, and your guests can pick and choose the ones they love the most.

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy candy baskets, at least we certainly don’t think so. What can be more exciting at a big event than to walk in and see a candy tray filled to the brim? These platters contain more than enough candy to serve your guests, turn your next big event into a fun one with a candy platter from Lazar’s chocolates.

If we don’t have you saying I want candy baskets by now, visit our website for more information. While you are, there take a look at our many other products. You can also give us a call at (516)829-5785, we will answer any questions you may have. And yes, we do deliver. Contact Lazar’s Chocolates today!

candy baskets

mother’s day chocolates

Gifting mom with Mother’s Day chocolates from Lazar’s is just one of the many ways to say ‘I love you.’ Our chocolates come in a variety of styles that will surely bring a smile to her face. Don’t give mom flowers that will wilt away, treat her to a bouquet of chocolate roses, both long stem and small. If roses are not her thing, we also carry tulips.

Edible flowers are not the only designs we have come up with; we can also create a personalized box of assorted chocolates just for her. These boxes come with an assortment of cherries, caramels, truffles, solids, and creams. Looking for something more simplistic, why not consider a personalized chocolate bar, available in milk and dark chocolate. And for those moms who enjoy pretty packaging, there are also individual chocolates wrapped in colorful foil.

Mother’s Day chocolates are not the only thing available for mom, for the moms who prefer candy over chocolate, our candy platters are perfect for any candy-loving mom. These platters come with an assortment of sour and sweet gummies, big enough for mom to share. If she is willing, that is.

For more information about our Mother’s Day Chocolates, visit our website or give us a call at (516) 829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have, contact Lazar’s Chocolates today. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers!

mother’s day chocolates

gourmet chocolate truffles

If you love gourmet chocolate truffles, then look no further than our selection, we have eight different varieties of truffles that will surely satisfy your truffle craving. All of our chocolates are handcrafted with care, made with kosher ingredients and come in both dark and milk chocolate.

Truffles originate from France and have a creamy chocolate ganache filling that can be coated in milk, white or dark chocolate. At Lazar’s, we make sure to decorate our truffles with a bit of extra chocolate to make them more visually appealing and extra chocolatey. One bite of our delicious chocolates and you will see why our customers keep coming back for more.

Our gourmet chocolate truffles come in champagne, dark chocolate cocoa, dark chocolate espresso, dark chocolate Grand Marnier, dark chocolate raspberry, dark chocolate rum, and two-layered square chocolate truffles. These chocolates start at half a pound and go up to three pounds, with approximately 25-30 pieces per pound. Treat yourself or someone you love to creamy truffles from Lazar’s chocolate.

If you would like to see these gourmet chocolates or our other delicious products for yourself, visit our website. While you are there, check out our blogs for information on all things chocolate. If you see something that you like, you can place an order and have it delivered right to your house. If you have any questions about our products or the ordering process, give us a call at 516-829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have, contact Lazar’s today!

gourmet chocolate truffles

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