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Dec 12, 2008 10:37 AM

Looking for amazing chocolates

I need something really special to give as a holiday gift. I love Neuhaus chocolates, but would like to try something different for a change. Any suggestions?

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  1. Kee's chocolates at 80 Thompson street downtown is really fabulous.

    Jaques Torres is also a favorite, but I think Kee's might have more interesting choices.

      1. re: kathryn

        Kees is super-great, but I wouldn't ship them. They are really best the day you buy them. You may need to order ahead of time, she's probably busy. Give her a call.

        1. re: maggiej

          Agreed - but OP didn't mention if she was shipping them or not. If you are going to hand deliver within a day, it should be OK.

          The fresher they are the better. Kee makes the chocolates fresh every day.

      2. Kee's Chocolate in SOHO (and apparently at some location in a bank in midtown) has fabulous chocolates, made inhouse everyday. They will blow Neuhaus away.

        1. Lot's of threads on this. Agree w/Kee's. I also like Pierre Marcolini and La Maison du Chocolat.

          1. Vosges haute Chocolat has some great and innovative truffles. I don't know anyone else in the city who makes bacon chocolate or curried truffles.

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            1. re: JungMann

     my experiences with Vosges, the truffles never taste as good as they sound.

              Kee's is pretty innovative, too: thai chili, creme brulee, basalmic vinegar, black pepper, earl grey, yuzu, lemongrass, etc.

              Oh, and if you want bacon + chocolate, go with Roni-Sue's pig candy.

              1. re: kathryn

                I feel the same way about Vosges.

                1. re: kathryn

                  Roni-Sue's pig candy - is that chocolate covered bacon? I think I've heard something about this, where do they sell it?

                  1. re: newfoodie

                    Yes, the pig candy is the chocolate covered bacon. She has a booth at Essex Street Market.

                    1. re: kathryn

                      Hmmm.... I might have to pick some up for the Holidays.

                      Would it travel well or is it really best eaten the day it's made?

                      1. re: newfoodie

                        I'm not sure; I'd call or ask them directly.