What Chocolate is Kosher for Passover?

Even if you don’t practice a Kosher diet, you’ve probably heard of Kosher before. But what does Kosher mean? Kosher is a specific type of product that Jewish people are okay to eat. These products are specifically important during Jewish holidays such as Hanukkah and Passover. 

Passover celebrates the Jewish people’s liberation from slavery during early Egyptian times. In Hebrew, it’s spelled as Pesah, and in Judaism, Pesach. 

This year, Passover starts on April.16 and ends on April.23. During the first night, families will gather together for a large feast called the seder. And sometimes, it is referred to as the Festival of Unleavened Bread. 

A seder is a plate of traditional Jewish foods, including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, roast chicken, potato kugel, and tzimmes, which is like a vegetable stew—consisting of carrots, prunes, and sometimes sweet potatoes or regular potatoes. 

Passover is a time for rejoicing and celebrating, and it’s during this time when Kosher foods are essential. 

The word “kosher” actually comes from a Hebrew word meaning “fit,” so any food product labeled “kosher” is okay for them to consume. Examples of kosher products are milk, beef, chicken, salmon, and tuna. 

Some other terms kosher terms include: 

Kosher-pareve: These products are made without any meat, milk, or derivatives. Our pareve products include dark chocolate, mints, espresso beans, and rum cordials. 

Glatt: The term glatt refers to anything with meat in it. Our chocolates do not contain any meat. 

If chocolate isn’t your thing, we have other sweet Kosher treats such as assorted fruit, licorice bites, and Twizzlers. 

Most people who practice a Kosher diet require the food products to be labeled Kosher certified before consuming them. While others only need to know if they’re made with Kosher ingredients. 

For Passover, we have many treats for you to enjoy. They include chocolate bars, Matzoh, chocolate, fruit and nut platters, chocolate-covered macaroons, Passover frogs, Passover Sedar plate, Jelly Fruit slices, etc. 

Not all of our Kosher products are certified, so if that’s a concern. It’s a good idea to read the labels before purchasing. 

At Lazar’s, we want to wish all a Happy Passover to all our celebrating customers. 

For more information on our Kosher products and to place an order for your celebration, visit our website or call us at 516-829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have.

bunny gift bag

A bunny gift bag is an adorable way to celebrate Easter. These handcrafted Easter treats are available in milk or dark chocolate. Give one away to your loved one, friend, coworker, or pick one up for yourself. You get the best of both, a chocolate bunny and brightly wrapped chocolate eggs in this set.

At Lazar’s, we have many treats for the Easter holiday. From the traditional chocolate eggs to the favorite spring treat, jelly beans. And if you would like to give away something with a little bit of everything, our Easter gift sets are perfect for that special someone. Each gift set comes with a mixture of Easter favorites wrapped in colorful gift wrap.

Now, if a bunny gift bag or Easter gift set just isn’t enough. And if you want to go bigger, consider one of our Easter baskets. These baskets come in small, medium, large, extra-large sizes, and even jumbo. These baskets are filled to the brim with many Easter treats, including jelly beans, bunnies, crispy malted eggs, and many more sweet treats. And carefully wrapped with cellophane and tied together with a colorful bow. We can only imagine the look on your loved one’s faces when they receive a giant Easter basket.

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

bunny gift bag

milk chocolate eggs

There is nothing like searching for milk chocolate eggs on Easter morning. It can be fun for the kids searching for them and the adults who hide them. This Easter tradition has been around in the United States since 1878. Only back then, they were colored eggs instead of chocolate. Boy, are we glad times have changed. Chocolate eggs are much better.

Eastertime is when all the bright colors come out that make us feel like Spring is finally here. At Lazar’s, we wrap our Easter in traditional Easter colors. And classic shapes like bunnies, chicks, carrots, and of course, eggs. Easter is not the only holiday we celebrate. We also carry a variety of treats that are perfect for Passover.

If milk chocolate eggs aren’t the only Easter treats you enjoy, we also carry dark chocolate and peanut butter. We also have milk chocolate crispy eggs for something with a little bit of a crunch. And if you’re more of a jelly bean fan, which is another traditional Easter treat. We have those as well. Our jelly beans come in the following flavors, traditional, Jelly Belly, pectin fruit, Teenie Beanie, and licorice. There is something for everyone during Easter Time at Lazar’s.

For more information on our milk chocolate eggs or other Easter and Passover treats, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today.

milk chocolate eggs

easter gift sets

It’s never too early to think about Easter gift sets for those special people in your life, whether it’s your kids, spouse, parents, coworkers, or anyone else that you want to spoil this Easter. At Lazar’s, our gift sets contain many of our favorite treats, such as chocolates, jelly beans, malted eggs, and much more.

The holidays are our favorite time as it allows us to create treats to celebrate traditions of all faiths. As a family-run chocolate and candy company, we want everyone to enjoy our products and feel included when it comes to their special holiday. We also have a variety of nut and sugar-free products for dietary restrictions. If you’re not sure about one of our products, you can reach out to us, and we will provide you with further information.

If the size is what matters for your Easter gift sets, then you’re in luck. Our Easter gift sets range from small to extra large. And they come in a box with colored paper, so you don’t have to worry about the strawy mess that usually comes with traditional Easter gift baskets. Your gift receiver will indeed thank you for it, especially if it’s outside of your family.

For more information on how to place Easter gift sets 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!

easter gift sets

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