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Please,please if anyone knows where these chocolates (parlays) can be found let me know. I,ve tried everywhere. Did another company buy out Lofts and are they still making this "out of this world" chocolate? THANKS

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  1. Could you describe what a parlay consists of?

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    1. re: Sheena

      Help. Parlays were my dad's favorite chocolates and he is celebrating his 80th. I'd love to locate some chocolate parlays. Any ideas.

      1. re: Lisa Malfi

        Hi,
        The search is on again. I am an auditor and my boss lives in Great Neck. Wasn't it easier when they had their own stores?

        1. re: steve

          Hi again,
          Here we go and hooray for google. Maybe you can put in a good word for me to Mr. Howard.
          Thanks,
          Steve

          4. Barricini Chocolates
          Barricini Chocolates - Making fine chocolates since 1931. Manufacturer of delicious boxed chocolates and soon to be offering an old Barricini favorite - Parlay Chocolate Bars!
          http://www.barricini.comBarricini Chocolates

    2. Hi ,
      Here we go and hooray for google.
      Thanks,
      Steve

      4. Barricini Chocolates
      Barricini Chocolates - Making fine chocolates since 1931. Manufacturer of delicious boxed chocolates and soon to be offering an old Barricini favorite - Parlay Chocolate Bars!
      http://www.barricini.comBarricini Chocolates

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      1. re: steve

        I'm new to this board and not quite sure if I figured out how it works yet......BUT I AM COMPLETELY JAZZED THAT SOMEONE ELSE OUT THERE UNDERSTANDS THE ABSOLUTE, NECESSARY, INCREDIBLE QUEST TO FIND A LOFT'S PARLEY CHOCOLATE BAR!!!!!!
        PLEASE, IF SOMEONE HAS FURTHER INFO ON THIS TOPIC EMAIL ME THERE IS A LONG LINEAGE OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WILL THANK YOU EMMENSLY FOR SUCH INFORMATION!!!!
        CCARINO

        1. re: ccarino
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          Amin (London Foodie)

          I visited the original thread through which you posted
          this message. There was a reference from Steve to
          website of Barricini chocolates, however the link
          had a small error -anycase if you click on the link
          provided below you ought to be able to get the desired
          info (and hopefully the desired chocolate bars).

          Incase you have difficulty with the link, do it
          manually as provided here;

          http://www.chowhound.com/boards/crave... (Original Post
          )
          http://www.barricini.com/parlaybars.htm

          (or contact Barricini at the below given address):

          Barricini Chocolates
          PO Box 189
          Avoca, PA 18641
          Ph: 570-457-6756
          Fax: 570-457-8276
          Email: customerservice@barricini.com

          Factory Address:
          Rocky Glen Road & Route 502
          Moosic, PA 18507

          Link: http://www.barricini.com/parlaybars.htm

          1. re: ccarino

            Glad to see that others remember the Parlay bar. In the late 50s and 60s when I was a kid growing up in the North Jersey suburbs, they were my very favorite candy. My mom used to buy the box (8 unfoiled,and one gold foiled, I think) and give us half of one as a treat. Occasionally you could find invidudal bars at better candy displays, for 15 cents a bar, a fortune compared to the 5 cent candy bars.... but they were never quite as good as the ones in the box, for some reason. As Ali G (Borat's alter ego) would say: Dey was da BEST!!!

            1. re: deserthawk

              I couldn't get on to the Barracini site ... but .... Just got back from Schwartz Chocolates in Carle Place, Long Island ... 1 800 522 2462 and picked up a pound of Parlays.

              1. re: Mr4wrestle

                By sheer coincidence, Schwartz happens to be my last name. I live in Arizona now, so won't be picking any up anytime soon, but enjoy your Parlays. Are they still as good as I remember?

                1. re: Mr4wrestle

                  That site for Schwartz tells a gtreat story of that business BUT no pix of what a Parlay is! I found this better link:

                  http://www.marzionnachocolate.com/par...

                  Marzionna's Original New York Parlay
                  $29.99 per lb.

                  Nutmeg Nougat, Creamy Caramel and Pecans
                  dipped in our gourmet milk chocolate.

                  The Marzionna Family created the Original
                  Parlay at Loft's Candy of New York in the
                  1950's. We now carry on the tradition here
                  in North Miami Beach.

                  If you have any questions or would like to
                  place a large order please call Customer
                  Service at 305.949.4777.

                  1. re: cubanat

                    Only problem is I called Marzionna twice & left messages and they never called back. Then I found Schwartz within a short drive from me. They taste exactly as i remember them.

                    1. re: Mr4wrestle

                      now the link isn't working correctly, sorry. they seem shady!

                      1. re: cubanat

                        Actually you can special order a pound of parlay bars at Lazars Chocolate in Great Neck NY. They do a nice job.

                          1. re: bridgetscandy

                            Lazars makes them as a special request. Call their GN store and they will make it for you. They have been mking them by request gor at least 15 years.

                            1. re: Moiselover

                              Yep I got them at Swartz Candy for Christmas and will forever after. They ship everywhere.

          2. there is a place in seaside heights nj called berkeley sweet shop that makes parlay bars they are bigger than the ones from lofts but they taste the same from what i rembered

            1. The Parlays I remember were bigger than what is on the Swartz web site. They were about 3 inches or so in length and almost an inch square. The ones on the website for Swartz look much smaller.