traditional easter baskets

Traditional Easter baskets are a colorful and sweet way to celebrate every chocolate and candy lover’s favorite holiday. Easter. At Lazar’s, we fill our baskets with a wide range of Easter-friendly treats like jelly beans, bunny-shaped chocolates, crispy malted eggs, and other spring-themed sweets. All of the chocolates are made with our famous recipe.

Easter is not the only themed chocolates we have right now. We also carry a variety of treats for Passover, such as chocolate-covered macaroons, Matzoh, frogs, and Passover Seder plates. We also have nut and dried fruit platters, just nuts and dried fruits and jelly fruit slices. Every holiday is worth celebrating. That is why we try and create treats for holidays of various faiths.

When you order a traditional Easter basket, you can choose from a small basket or go as big as our jumbo basket. We then stuff these colorful baskets with the treats mentioned above and wrap them with shut with a bright bow and ribbons. Present them to your family, friends, co-workers, or anyone who enjoys Easter and handmade chocolates. Even pick one up for yourself, small or large. We won’t judge.

For more information on our traditional Easter baskets, Passover treats, and any other products or how to place an order, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

traditional easter baskets

party and wedding favors

Party and wedding favors have become a staple for significant events. Such as birthday parties, graduation parties, showers, and of course, weddings. And at Lazar’s Chocolates, we have a variety of favors for you to choose from, such as cellophane bags with foil-wrapped chocolates, chocolate and party bags, chocolate-covered popcorn, and more.

We have you covered if you are looking for more than just chocolate. Not only do we offer a wide variety of handcrafted chocolates, but you will also find an assortment of sour and sweet gummy candies, as well as trays of assorted dried fruit and nuts. Whatever the occasion is, there is something for everyone at Lazar’s.

Ordering party and wedding favors are easy. When browsing our website, click on the party and wedding favor tab, browse through the various products, and then select the one you want and customize it the way you want. Once you are done, choose how many you need and then add to your cart. Some favors will have a minimum order of 10. When it comes to our elegant boxes, you can choose the shape of your chocolates and if you want dark or milk chocolate.

For more information on party and wedding favors and how to place an order, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. Contact Lazar’s today!

party and wedding favors

Chocolate storage: How long does it last?

When it comes to storing chocolate, the general rule is not to keep it in the fridge. Unless necessary, like on a hot day. If you have to store chocolate in the refrigerator, be sure to seal it in an airtight container to avoid the chocolate from absorbing the smells and flavors around it.

You can also store it in the freezer, but it needs to be dethawed in the fridge for 24 hours. After the 24 hours have passed, allow the chocolate to warm to room temperature before eating, especially truffles.

The best way to store chocolate is in an airtight container in a cool, dry place such as the pantry. It’s also essential to keep it away from any light as light can affect how it tastes and looks.

So, how long will chocolate last if you properly store it?

Each type of chocolate has a different shelf life. Some last longer than others.

Milk chocolate stays fresh for a year, dark chocolate can last two years, and white chocolate has a short four-month shelf life.

Assorted chocolates are different, especially those with filled centers. These chocolates only last a few months.

Truffles are a different story as they need to be consumed within five days after opening. Regardless of proper storage.

You can store assorted chocolates in the fridge or freezer as long as you follow the exact instructions for regular chocolate. By doing this, assorted chocolates can last a year.

What happens when chocolate is exposed to moisture and heat?

Chocolate that has too much moisture will start to “bloom.” And there are two types of blooming, fat, and sugar.

Fat blooming is indicated by grey and white streaks on the chocolate and is the most common type of bloom. Fat blooming happens because the butter has separated from the other ingredients.

Sugar bloom happens when there is too much moisture in the chocolate. An indication of sugar bloom is a white coating on the chocolate.

Blooming doesn’t affect the chocolate. You can still bake with it and eat it. It just doesn’t look appealing to the eye.

When you follow proper storage instructions, your chocolate will last long.

And if you’re looking for high-quality chocolates and other sweets, Lazar’s has you covered. We have everything from chocolate bars to assorted chocolates, sweet and sour candies, and more.

Visit our website for more information on our products. Or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today.

candy party bags

Our candy party bags are the perfect party favors for your next event. Whether it’s a birthday party, shower, family gathering, work event, and more, these bags of assorted candies and chocolates are a great way to say thank you for coming. These treat bags come with customizable label options to make them your own.

You’re never too old to enjoy a sweet treat, and with the many options that Lazar’s Chocolate offers, it can be tough to choose. When you find the perfect sweet, we guarantee you’ll love it and come back to try others. Lazar’s also offers nut and sugar-free options for those with allergies and dietary restrictions. Nut-free chocolates are also perfect for school treats.

Candy party bags aren’t the only way to celebrate a party or gathering. If you are entertaining a large crowd, consider our candy platters. Available in sizes ranging from small to extra large, these plates come with various candies ranging from sour to sweet. These trays allow your guests to choose their favorite candy on their own. Don’t worry. We didn’t forget about our licorice lovers. There is a variety of licorice treats for you to enjoy.

For more information on our candy party bags, visit our website or give us a call at (519)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today.

candy party bags

chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate-covered pretzels are the best of both worlds. You get something savory and sweet all in one bite. And at Lazar’s Chocolate, we carry a variety of these treats for you to try. They include milk, dark and white chocolate, cookies and cream, milk chocolate M&M covered, milk chocolate with sprinkles, and milk chocolate with Reeses Pieces. Pretzel packages start at 1/2 lbs and go up to 3 lbs.

If you’re one of those chocolate lovers who enjoy a little fruit with their chocolates, you’ll enjoy our chocolates with fruity centers. We even have fruits that you aren’t expecting, like apricots, pineapple, and dark chocolate-covered orange peels. And, of course, we have the classic chocolate-covered raisins. Available in a mixture of milk and dark chocolate or just milk or dark chocolate. Sizes start at 1/2 lbs and go up to 3 lbs.

We even carry chocolate-covered pretzel rods and mini pretzels if you are looking for something a little smaller and easier to enjoy. Pretzel rods come in milk and dark, milk chocolate M&M’s or milk chocolate with sprinkles. And like our other chocolates, sizes start at 1/2 lbs and go up to 3 lbs. The more you buy, the better the savings.

For more information on our chocolate-covered pretzels, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

chocolate covered pretzels

truffles gift box

With Valentine’s fast approaching, consider a truffles gift box to give to that special someone in your life. And for Valentine’s, we have designed a heart-shaped box with hazelnut truffles and milk and dark heart-shaped chocolates. But if you’re looking for something more, try our 25 pack of assorted truffles.

Valentine’s Day is the best time to be in the chocolate and candy business. We enjoy making treats for every holiday. At Lazar’s Chocolate, we have a variety of different Valentine-themed treats that will surely make anyone’s Valentine’s. But it’s not the only holiday we create treats for. Stay tuned for more upcoming goodies.

If you’re looking for something more, try our fancy truffles gift box. This gift box is perfect for any chocolate lover looking to try something new. These boxes come with fifteen different truffles, including chocolate, raspberry, Champagne, Grand Marnier, Espresso, and more. But if truffles aren’t your thing, we carry a variety of other chocolates and other sweets for you to try, from hand-dipped chocolates to chocolate-covered popcorn and pretzels and everything in between. We also have a variety of sweet and sour candies that will satisfy any candy lover.

For more information on our truffles gift box and other products, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

truffles gift box

assorted jelly beans

Assorted jelly beans are known for their crunchy shells and soft centers. They are a sweet and colorful way to brighten any candy lover’s day. You can place them in a candy dish or a jar for a colorful centerpiece. And at Lazar’s Chocolate, we have a variety of jelly beans for everyone to enjoy. Sizes range from 3/4 pounds up to 10 pounds.

There is something for every candy lover at Lazar’s. If you’re looking for more delicious candy options, then we have the treats for you. We carry many different types of candy, ranging from gummies, sour gummies, licorice, and even chocolate-covered gummy bears. And if you’re hosting a party, consider one of our candy platters. They come with a wide range of our favorite gummies and sour candies.

Assorted jelly beans are especially popular during the Easter season. We have five different types of jelly beans: Jelly Belly 49 flavors, Just Born, Pectin Fruit, Teenie Beanie, and finally, all licorice-flavored. Try them all and see which one is your favorite. It can be hard to choose from many types to select just one.

For more information on our assorted jelly beans, candies, chocolates, and other treats, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s Chocolate today!

assorted jelly beans

assorted christmas chocolates

If you’re looking for assorted Christmas chocolates to celebrate the holiday season, then Lazar’s is the store for you. We have a wide variety of Christmas-themed treats that everyone will love. Fill a bowl with foil chocolates for a centerpiece, or give one of our gift boxes away to that someone special in your life. There’s something for everyone.

Christmas is when families and friends gather to feast, talk, and exchange gifts. When everyone gathers at your place, or you’re headed off to a party, consider one of our party platters. We have trays of assorted fruits and nuts, assorted chocolates, chocolate-covered pretzels, and assorted candy. These platters are perfect for any large gathering.

Our assorted Christmas chocolates come in a variety of shapes including, Santa, presents, bells, snowmen, toy soldiers, and stars. These treats come in milk or dark chocolate and an assortment of colors. Suppose you are looking for something more personable. Why not consider one of our personalized Christmas chocolate bars available in milk, dark, white, and extra dark chocolate and eight ounces or sixteen ounces. We also carry personalized gift boxes with an assortment of our delicious chocolates.

For more information on our assorted Christmas chocolates and how to place an order, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

assorted christmas chocolates

what is chocolate bloom?

Have you ever noticed an unusual coating on your chocolate? While it may look like it’s gone bad, it’s a common occurrence that happens when chocolate has been exposed to warm temperatures and moisture. Chocolate experts call this chocolate blooming, and it can happen to any type of chocolate.

There are two types of chocolate blooming, fat and sugar bloom.

Fat blooming happens when the chocolate has been around warm temperatures and is the most common type of chocolate bloom. It can be indicated by grey or white streaks on the chocolate, which means the cocoa butter separates from the other ingredients.

Sugar bloom is caused by too much moisture, and the white coating seen on the chocolate is the absorbed sugar crystals.

Blooming does not mean the chocolate has gone bad, so you don’t have to throw it away. To fix sugar bloom, all you need to do is melt it down and remold it.

While blooming doesn’t look pleasing to the eye, it is still safe to eat and bake with it.

You can avoid sugar bloom by placing your chocolate in a cool, dry location in an airtight container. While you can store it in the fridge, there are specific steps you should take to make sure the chocolate doesn’t absorb the other flavors in the refrigerator.

Wrap the chocolate and then place it in an airtight container. When you want to use it, bring it out and allow it to warm to room temperature.

Properly stored chocolate can last three to six months, and avoiding temperature shocks can prevent blooming.

You can also freeze chocolate, but before you do, it’s best to store it in the fridge for twenty-four hours before it goes into the freezer.

By placing the chocolate in the fridge before freezing, you avoid temperature shocks. The same goes for allowing the chocolate to reach room temperature.

At Lazar’s Chocolates, we have a wide variety of chocolates and other sweet and savory products that will satisfy everyone’s cravings. With the holiday season fast approaching, our products can make a perfect gift for anyone. And we try and celebrate all faiths by creating chocolates and treats for all religions so that nobody is excluded.

For more information on our products, like ingredients and placing an order, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

candy corn pumpkins

Nothing says fall festive like candy corn pumpkins. These sweet treats are like their candy corn counterparts, only shaped like the symbol of Halloween. Whether you like candy corn or don’t like it, you cannot deny that these Halloween-shaped treats are a delight, and you can place them in a bowl for a Thanksgiving centerpiece.

The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s never too early to think about what you’re going to serve during your celebrations or what you will give away as gifts. At Lazar’s, we have plenty of gift baskets, boxes, platters and packages for you to choose from to kick off your holiday tradition.

If candy corn pumpkins aren’t your thing and you prefer the traditional candy corn, we also have those. Choose from as little as one pound or as much as ten pounds. The more you end up ordering, the more you save. Prices start at $10 a pound. But, if candy corn isn’t your thing, you can choose from assorted candy gift bags, jelly beans, licorice and many other sweet and sour gummies. We also carry sugar and nut-free chocolates for those with dietary restrictions.

For more information on our candy corn pumpkins or our other products, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s Chocolate today!

candy corn pumpkins