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May 12, 2008 01:05 PM

Buying chocolate in Bergen County

For a school project, I need to find about 20 lbs. of good to excellent quality dark chocolate but i'm at a loss on where to find it..Most of the bulk chocolate that i've seen is coating chocolate (merkins) and i'm need of the real deal. I have purchased trader joes' pound plus and found it decent, but i'm hoping to find another chocolate resource in the area.

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  1. There's a chocolate shop on Westwood Ave in Westwood... no clue what the name is. They may be able to help you out. I think there's also one on Kinderkamack in River Edge or Oradell. Places like that usually sell chocolate to melt for those who like to mold thier own. Let me see if I can find the name of either of those places.

    1. The place in Westwood is called the Nut Shop:
      55 Westwood Avenue
      Westwood, NJ 07675-1713
      Tel: (201) 666-5429

      I also found this place in Dumont which may be more help.

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      1. re: deborah24

        thanks...i'll try calling the nut shop....already called making chocolate and they only sell coating chocolate (i'm in need of the stuff i can temper.

      2. Maybe Bischoff's on Cedar Lane in Teaneck?

        468 Cedar Ln, Teaneck, NJ 07666

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        1. re: Concetta

          I was just thinking that myself...i gotta give them a ring

          1. re: sixelagogo

            Two suggestions.....

            If you are friendly with a restaurant owner, ask him to use his membership card for The Restaurant Depot located in South Hackensack. You can purchase the large bittersweet chocolate bars bakeries use. You will not need the actual membership card to get in. Stop by the Customer Service desk and say you are shopping for XYZ restaurant and you do not have the card on your person. They will give you a temporary pass to shop. I do this with my friends all the time.....especially during the holidays. This would be your cheapest option to purchase the chocolate.

            Second suggestion is Marlowe Candy and Nut in Englewood, just off Route 4. It's between Engle and Dean Street just after the car dealership and before Jackson Hole Diner. Marlow is a wholesale candy distributor and they have a retail store out front for the public.


            1. re: fourunder

              wow, thanks for the tip (esp. on the restaurant depot)!!....didn't know it existed, but it sounds exactly like something I need to familiarize myself with...also, will be checking out Marlowe Candy it on the street before you get to Jerry's gourmet?

              1. re: sixelagogo


                I gave you incorrect directions above for Marlowe Candy......

                Honeck Street is actually the first left turn on Grand Avenue immediately after The Jackson Hole Diner. Marlowe is halfway down the block on the right. If you want to go to Jerry's, at the end of the block make a left onto Dean Street and Jerry's is three short blocks down on the right.

                If your are coming down Dean Street, it's three blocks from Forest Avenue, and you make a left onto Honeck......Jerry's is three blocks further down Dean under Route 4.......but you probably already know that.