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Any Decent Chocolates In Monmouth Or Ocean Counties ?

JerzeyShore Dec 15, 2011 10:13 AM

Now that Pierre Chocolates is long gone does anyone have a favorite place that approaches Pierre's in terms of quality and originality? I'm talking store made here and not the mass producers like Godiva and etcetera. Thanks for your suggestions!

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    MichelleM131 RE: JerzeyShore Dec 15, 2011 11:59 AM

    I know The Chocolate Shop in Red Bank (on White St, i think?) and Suzy's up on 35 in Middletown both offer store made chocolate. Of course, there is also Criterion in Eatontown but I've never really liked their stuff. And the Caramel Shop on 35 in Ocean, but that place is tiny so I don't think they are making it there. Hope that helps. Please post back if you find something delicious!

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      JerzeyShore RE: MichelleM131 Dec 15, 2011 12:48 PM

      Thanks for the tip Michelle, I'll be sure to let you know if I can come up with anything in our area.

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        cantkick RE: MichelleM131 Dec 15, 2011 03:34 PM

        +1 for Suzy's. I've always found great stuff. But go early as possible in the season, as the good stuff goes fast.

        I've shopped but never bought at Criterion. I didn't think they had anything I liked that I couldn't get at Suzy's.

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        hcentro RE: JerzeyShore Dec 15, 2011 05:23 PM

        +1 for Suzy's. They did our wedding favors and people still rave about the chocolate.

        1. CatLadyJan RE: JerzeyShore Dec 17, 2011 12:06 PM

          Give Van Holten's on Rt 88 in Brick a try, I think they are pretty decent.

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            Applecheeks RE: CatLadyJan Dec 17, 2011 08:03 PM

            Is Van Holten's still open in Brick still open? They had a store in Kearny (where I live) and they closed that store. I think that thier chocolates are outstanding (and I am very picky about my chocolates). If they are open, it will be worth the ride to brick to get some.
            I will give them a call tomorrow.

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              CatLadyJan RE: Applecheeks Dec 18, 2011 08:15 AM

              They are still open in Brick as I just saw their add in the Asbury Park Press...

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            maryanne06 RE: JerzeyShore Dec 18, 2011 01:24 AM

            Hanna Krause on Route 35 in Toms River has excellent chocolates as well.

            1. JerzeyShore RE: JerzeyShore Dec 19, 2011 03:29 AM

              Thanks all - for your suggestions.

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                joestein RE: JerzeyShore Dec 19, 2011 07:29 AM

                David Bradley chocolatier in Manalapan on Rt 9 (just north of Tennant Rd) is excellent. We get a giant box of assorted items from them each year as a gift from a vendor and the whole office loves it.

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                  JerzeyShore RE: joestein Dec 19, 2011 08:51 AM

                  Good point - thanks Joestein.

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