Understanding Chocolate Percentages

When shopping for chocolate, you may have noticed the different percentages on the labels, but what do these numbers mean? Well, these numbers indicate how much cocoa beans go into the chocolate. The percentage number indicates how much cocoa goes into it and how it will taste.

For example, dark chocolate bars contain anywhere from 55% to 90% cocoa, giving them a somewhat bitter, although still edible taste. Milk chocolate contains 35% cocoa, making it sweeter tasting chocolate and the most popular consumed chocolates.

Is there 100% cocoa? Well, yes. But it’s more commonly used in baking cakes and brownies where sugar is added because on it’s own, the taste is quite bitter.

At Lazar’s, our dark chocolate bars range from 60% to 80%

But don’t let the high cocoa content of dark chocolate deter you from consuming it. A high-quality dark chocolate bar or other product, such as ones you would find at Lazar’s, are actually quite tasty.

They also have added health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, improving brain function, antioxidants, and many more.

At Lazar’s, we carry an assortment of chocolate products ranging from milk chocolate to very dark chocolate. These include chocolate-covered nuts and candies to chocolate bars and boxes of assorted chocolates.

We also carry products for those with dietary restrictions such as nut and milk allergies, diabetes, and kosher, because we feel that everyone should be able to enjoy a sweet treat now and then.

With the holidays approaching, consider checking out our holiday catalog. Right now, we have our Christmas and Chanukah treats available for purchase. These holiday treats make for great centerpieces or to give away as a gift.

If you are in the Greenvale or Great Neck area, stop by and check out our many goodies, or check us out online. We ship to almost anywhere.

For more information, visit our website or give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have.

jelly beans

If you and your family love jelly beans, then you are in luck because, at Lazars, we carry only the finest jelly beans there are. From 49 assorted flavors to black licorice, there is something for everyone. Buy them for yourself, your family, or someone else in your life who enjoys a sweet treat.

As a fourth-generation chocolate family, we take chocolate very seriously.   That is why we only put the finest ingredients in all of our products. We also consider certain dietary restrictions, such as nut allergies, sugar-free and kosher diets, so we have created treats explicitly tailored to those needs. 

Our jelly beans come in a range of sizes from 3\4 of a pound all the way up to 10 pounds, perfect for those looking for a little or a lot. Jelly beans make for an ideal display in a candy jar or pack away in an Easter basket, or for you to enjoy them by the handful. However, you like your jelly beans, consider purchasing them from Lazar’s Chocolate. Once you buy them from us, you’ll never go anywhere else. While you are here, why not view the many other delicious candies that we carry. 

For more information on our jelly beans or any other 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!

jelly beans

order chocolate

At Lazar’s, we make it easier to order chocolate. Whether you are buying for a single person or a special occasion such as a wedding or corporate event, we’ve got you covered, but we don’t only carry chocolate. We also have a large selection of hard and soft candies and dried fruit and nuts. 

Nothing says the holidays like indulging in some sweet treats. After all, it’s what makes the holiday season great. We love celebrating the holidays; it’s a chance for us to show off our creative sides when designing sweets related to the occasions. And since we know that not everyone celebrates the same holidays, we like to make everyone feel included. That is why we carry treats for a variety of holidays. 

To order chocolate, you can visit our website and check out the many different sweets that we carry. You can choose how much you want and indicate what the occasion is if there is one. If you are thinking about party favors, we offer customization options for the boxes. Such as the color of the box and ribbons, whether you wanted it printed or not, and what truffle you want in it. It’s that easy, and we ship to almost anywhere.

For more information on how to order chocolate, give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today.

order chocolate

chocolate candy gift basket

A chocolate candy gift basket is a delicious way to treat that special someone on your holiday gift list. At Lazar’s, we have a variety of gift baskets for everyone on your list. And if sweets are not their thing, we also carry platters filled with dried fruit and nuts. 

With the holidays fast approaching, you are probably starting to think about what kind of treats will delight your family. Well, you are in luck because we have many options for you to choose from, such as assorted candy and chocolate platters, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered popcorn, and many more delicious options your family will enjoy. 

If you need different sizes for your chocolate candy gift basket, we can arrange that. Our gift baskets come in different sizes ranging from small to extra-large, and the same goes for our platters. These platters and gift baskets come with various chocolates and candy, so you don’t have to worry about picking and choosing which sweets to add. There is something for everyone. And while you are shopping for others, why not grab something sweet for yourself? You deserve it! 

For more information on ordering a chocolate candy gift basket and our many other 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 today! 

chocolate candy gift basket

thanksgiving chocolate

If you are looking for Thanksgiving chocolate to brighten the holiday, then Lazar’s has got you covered. We have various festive-themed treats, such as beautiful centerpieces, individually wrapped chocolates that would go great in a basket, and, of course, turkey-shaped mini chocolates. And for added fun, we also have chocolate turkey pops. Perfect for the kids and the kids at heart. 

With the holiday season approaching, many businesses are more than likely trying to find a way to thank their staff. We believe that chocolate is always a good start as you can never go wrong with it, but for those who don’t like chocolate, we also carry a selection of soft and hard candies. So if you are thinking sweets, think Lazar’s Chocolates. 

Thanksgiving chocolate isn’t the only festive theme we do. Most often, we have themed goodies for all the major holidays. With our next themes being Christmas and Chanukah, we love celebrating the holiday seasons and want everyone to feel included. That is why we carry themed chocolates for all faiths. 

To see a full this of our Thanksgiving chocolate and the many more sweet treats we offer, visit our website. You can also place an online order, and we will ship it to just about anywhere. For any information, give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

thanksgiving chocolate

What is the Difference Between Bittersweet and Semisweet Chocolate?

Those who are new to baking may not know there are differences between bittersweet and semisweet chocolate. So before you start baking with either of these types of chocolates, here are some facts about bittersweet and semisweet chocolate.

Bittersweet chocolate contains 70% cacao and has less sugar, where semisweet chocolate has 60% cacao. However, both of these chocolates can be interchangeable when used in baking, although bittersweet has a deeper flavor. 

When substituting bittersweet for semisweet and vice versa, there are some changes in the amounts you will add. For example, when replacing bittersweet with semisweet, you will need to combine 1 ounce of semisweet chocolate and 1/4 tablespoons of cocoa powder. 

When your recipe calls for bittersweet, and you only have semisweet chocolate. In that case, you will need to reduce the amount of sugar or remove it altogether as semisweet contains more sugar than bittersweet. 

It’s always best to taste test the mixture before going any further with the recipe. 

But when you are baking, it’s important to remember it’s all about creativity and your preference. If you like something sweet, semisweet is the way to go, but if you prefer something less sweet, then bittersweet is best for you. 

It’s important to note that unsweetened chocolate is not the same as bittersweet. Unsweetened chocolate contains 100% cocoa and is used to make candy. 

At Lazar’s, we carry chocolates that contain 60 to 80% cacao content, and they come in bars and chips, perfect for your baking needs. And our chips contain no dairy, so they are perfect for those with dietary restrictions. 

For more information on the different types of chocolates, visit our website. Our blog contains many articles, all things chocolate. While you are there, have a look at the many kinds of sweet and savory treats that we offer. You can also place an online order right there, and we ship to almost everywhere. 

And if you have any questions, you can always give us a call at 1(800)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today. 

halloween chocolate

If you are looking for Halloween chocolate to celebrate the spooky season, look no further than Lazar’s chocolate. We have various sweet treats, from the classic Halloween favorite candy corn to Halloween themed chocolate. Treat your little witches and goblins with handmade chocolate from Lazar’s.

If you are hosting a Halloween party and need treats to serve your guests, we can help you with that. We carry an assortment of party platters that are perfect for any party. For sweetness lovers, there are assorted candy and chocolates. But if savory is more your thing, we also carry trays of nuts. And if you like a bit of everything, try our platter of assorted fruit, nuts, and chocolates.

Halloween chocolate should be fun, so that is why our themed chocolates come in a variety of spooky shapes. Our foiled wrapped chocolates are great for handing out to trick or treaters or to fill up a bowl. And for your table, we carry Halloween novelties such as chocolate pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and haunted houses to get you and your guests into the Halloween spirit.

For more information on our Halloween chocolate or any of our other products, visit our website, or give us a call at 1(519)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today. And have a happy Halloween.

chocolate covered macaroons

Our chocolate covered macaroons are perfect for those who love coconut and chocolate. These delicious treats are perfect for all occasions, and because they are made with kosher ingredients, those on a kosher diet can consume them as well. All of our products are handmade, with only the highest quality of ingredients.

As a fourth-generation chocolate family, we take all of our products very seriously. So you know that when you visit any one of our two locations or place orders through our online store, you will be receiving the best candies and chocolates. And yes, we deliver all over, including Canada and Internationally.

Chocolate covered macaroons are not the only treats we carry for Jewish holidays; we currently have chocolates to celebrate Rosh Hashanna. These Jewish New Year themed chocolates and candies are perfect for celebrating the holiday. And range from four and eight-piece favor boxes, chocolate shofars, jelly fruit slices, Star of David pops, and more. Were you Planning on having a large gathering of family and friends? We have you covered with our assorted candy, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate covered pretzel platters.

For more information on our chocolate covered macaroons or 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. Contact Lazar’s today!

chocolate covered macaroons

gourmet chocolate candy

At Lazar’s, we offer a variety of gourmet chocolate candy, from chocolate-covered gummy bears to chocolate-flavored Twizzlers and everything in between. There is something for everyone to enjoy, and we also offer sugar-free candies and chocolates for those who have diabetes and are unable to enjoy regular sugary sweets.

Are you planning or attending a big event and looking for something sweet to bring to the table? How about our delicious candy or chocolate platters? These plates come with a large variety of chocolates and candies that range in sizes from small to extra large. Perfect for any sized event. And if you are looking for a healthier option, we also carry dried fruit and nut platters.

Not only can gourmet chocolate candy make for a great party pleaser, but it can also be gifted to someone special. We have a selection of gift ideas for you to choose, such as assorted candy gift bags in various sizes, gift sets containing all the essentials, small or large gift buckets, and more. Give the gift of sweetness with chocolate and candies from Lazar’s chocolates. And if you are looking for party and wedding favors, we offer those as well.

For more information on our gourmet chocolate candy, 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 candy

dark chocolate gift basket

Do you know someone who would love a dark chocolate gift basket, but you don’t know where to find one? Well, look no further than Lazar’s chocolates. We carry only the finest, handmade chocolates and other sweet treats for all occasions, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, holiday, or any other special day. We will tailor to your needs.

Sure, you could buy your chocolates at a big box store. But why would you? All of those chocolates are the same generic brand, and quite frankly, boring. Not our chocolates, our chocolates come in all sorts of fun shapes and sizes. They can also be wrapped in boxes with a color of your choice. Perfect for wedding favors. And for those hosting a big event who are looking for a variety, our mixed fruit and nut, candy, and chocolate platters are just what you need to please your guests.

Not only is giving a dark chocolate gift basket a sweet treat but did you know dark chocolate has various health benefits? Such as improving brain function, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, antioxidants, and many more. It’s true, what better way to fight off infections and other health issues than by consuming chocolate, in moderation, of course.

To find out more information on our dark chocolate gift basket options, 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!

dark chocolate gift basket