Lazar's Chocolate

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Dark Chocolate

Did you know that in moderation, dark chocolate has some health benefits such as lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol, antioxidants, and improved brain function? A chocolate bar containing 70% dark chocolate is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium and other minerals that our bodies need to stay healthy.

At Lazar’s, we carry a variety of dark chocolate products that you will love, from pure dark chocolate bars to chocolate-covered fruit and nuts. If you love dark chocolate, then you need to try some of our delicious handmade products. We can even make a platter of only dark chocolates for when you are hosting a party for a small or large crowd of people.

For those who want dark chocolate without the added fruit or nuts, our signature chocolate bars come in dark chocolate, dark chocolate with sea salts, 72% extra dark, 74% organic dark and 85% dark. Studies have shown that when you eat dark chocolate, you reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

You don’t need medical reasons to enjoy dark chocolate, although they do help. Just enjoy dark chocolate because it tastes great, and our dark chocolate is some, if not the best. For more information on any of our products, visit our website or give us a call at (516) 829-5875. We will answer any questions you may have, call Lazar’s today!

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Handmade Chocolates

If you are looking for handmade chocolates with a great taste, look no further than Lazar’s Chocolates. We offer a variety of sweet treats that everyone will love, from chocolate-covered pretzels to chocolates shaped like sports cars. We even carry nut and sugar-free chocolates for those with dietary restrictions, because we want everyone to enjoy our products. We don’t just do chocolate, we also have gummy, sour and sugar-free candies, jelly beans and licorice.

Are you going to be hosting a party during the holiday season? We have party platters containing a mixture of chocolates that will satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth. For your guests that prefer a savory treat over a sweet one, we carry platters filled with nuts and dried fruit. And for the kids and the young at heart, we also have an assorted candy platter.

Our delicious handmade chocolates can make a perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. We also have chocolates for all occasions, baby and wedding showers, holidays, birthdays and even opening nights for theater events. For the kids, we have a selection of chocolates in fun shapes that they will love.

So if handmade chocolates are what you are looking for visit our website to see all of our selections and to place an order, and if you have any questions about ordering you can give us a call at 516-829-5785.

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How is Chocolate Made?

It all begins with the cacao tree which grows large pods containing seeds known as cacao. These trees need a rainforest climate to grow, so they’re only found around the equator. The pods hang from the trunk and the thickest branches, and when they’re ripe for harvest they’ll turn a yellowish-orange color. Then, the seeds are extracted from the pod along with the surrounding pulp for cleaning.

The seeds are cleaned by hand and then wrapped in banana leaves for the fermentation process, which takes 2-9 days. The seeds then need to be dried, a process in which they’re placed on mats and left under the sun for one to two weeks. They’re turned over with a rake to ensure they dry consistently. Now, they’re finally ready to be shipped to the factory of the processor.

In the factory, the seeds are cleaned and slowly roasted to develop the flavor. Then, the seeds are shelled through a process called winnowing, which extracts the nibs or “meat” of the seed from the shell. The nibs are then ground into a cocoa mass, which under high pressure can become either cocoa butter or cocoa powder.

Now, the chocolate process begins. The cocoa mass is mixed with cocoa butter and a sweetener to make the actual chocolate. These ingredients are ground into a paste, and if the desired chocolate is milk chocolate, then milk powder is added here. This is then put through a process called conching, which heats, rolls, kneads and aerates the mixture. More cocoa butter and soy lecithin can be added here to reach the desired fluidity.

Finally, once it’s tempered (meaning brought to a certain temperature), it can be delivered to the chocolatier who uses it in their own unique way! The possibilities are endless, and every day all around the world, those treats are used by people to share love and happiness.

You can always count on Lazar’s for some delicious chocolatey treats! Discover our selection on our website or give us a call at (516) 829-5875.

Corporate Chocolate

Corporate chocolate is considered to be a large order that can be delivered to any place at any time of the year. If you are a business owner that would like to treat your employees during the holiday season or for a company event then why not consider placing an order with Lazar’s.

We offer a variety of chocolates for everyone, from chocolate-covered almonds to chocolate covered pretzels. Chocolates are not the only sweet treats we carry, you can also choose from a selection of mixed fruits and nuts and candy. You can also order nut and sugar-free chocolates and candy for those with dietary restrictions.

All corporate chocolate orders completed and handled with care by our owners Jeff, Richard and Marc. The holiday season is a busy one if you are thinking about placing an order for a party or event, we recommend you do it as soon as possible. If you’re not sure what you want, we can give you suggestions to help make the decision a little easier. Our platters are always a favorite as they offer a variety of sweet treats.

Corporate chocolate orders are the best way to treat a group during a staff meeting, gathering or party. For more information about any of our products visit our website, if you have any questions or wish to place an order give us a call at (516) 829-5785.

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