• New York

    Be Mine Valentine Royal Taste Chocolate Truffle by @Prestat

    PRESTAT – U.K’S Royal Chocolatier, brings their regal confections across the pond with a collection of truffles sweet enough event for a Princess (the Duchess Kate + husband William are fans!)..even the guys will find these stately treats delectable..the Sea Salt & Caramel truffles are a favorite of the HRH Prince Harry!

    Give a loved one the gift of a sweet legacy with this box of 12 artisan truffles by historic London chocolatier Prestat, founded in 1902.

    The heart shaped box contains 12 different truffles, each is different and thought through from concept to execution. The flavors included are: Tropical Cinnamon, St. James’s Coffee, The 1895 Gianduja, Pistachio Summer, Sicilian Key Lime, Hazelnut Feuilletine, Sweet Sea Salt, and Ginger Fire, Orange and Frankincense, The Earl Grey, Coconut Oasis, and Marc de Champagne Jubilee.

    Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles_ _13 - Prestat 1 Prestat_London Gin Truffles Prestat_Red Velvet Truffles

    PRESTAT Truffles
    Pink Marc de Champagne Chocolate, London Gin, Milk Chocolate Marc de Champagne, Sea Salt & Caramel, and Red Velvet.
    Retail $24.00 (each)
    Available for purchase: prestat.com
    Even if you don’t have a Valentine this year, get a box to share with your friends over Rom-Com Netflix and a pajama party!
  • New York

    Deliciously @NYChocolateShow

    This weekend was gorgeous and it started with a world of chocolate that would make even Wonka jealous.  The 15th Annual Chocolate Show took place and it was a world of chocolate teas, chocolate pretzels, chocolate sculptures and truffles that you cannot chew. Check out the photos from the event!

    Details Chocolate carvings

    Marble Chocolate Buddha

    Live demos from experts

    Orange + Chocolate Tea

    Bits of pretzels
    Incredible caramel chocolate

    A whole (meltable) world!

    Max Brenner cookbook

    Incredible sculpture!

    With cake underneath!

    John and Kira adorable Bees

    love the peanut butter monkey!

    The proper way to enjoy a truffle

    Chocolate themed rings made of fimo

    Incredible!! Reminds me of Laura Secord mallow bars

    Samples GALORE.

    Overall, I think this event was great fun for the family and a good way to get a head start of holiday shopping. The super sugar high hyper kids running around was a bit of a downer for me but the vendors were unique and the samples were delicious.
    For the full list of the vendors, go to http://www.chocolateshow.com

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  • New York

    @Xocolatti in Soho

    NEW YORK, NY, AUGUST 24, 2011:  Xocolatti, the standout star of the 2010 Chocolate Show, proudly announces the opening of their inaugural shop in the heart of Soho this September.  Shaineal Shah, the 23-year-old visionary behind the brand, launched a highly successful online presence two years ago. His goal was to create a brand for chocolate connoisseurs that was respectful of the heritage of fine chocolates, but also offered an innovative and artistic experience.



     De-Spec’s design concept for the 150sf space lies in eliminating the traditional barriers of a storefront and creating a vitrine-like space that seamlessly integrates with the streetscape. Inside, each wall features a custom-designed, floor-to-ceiling bronze shelving system that acts as both storage and display for the iconic green and brown chocolate boxes. The resulting design is bold, graphic and sophisticated.


    Shaineal chose the name xocolatti (choco-latti) because it is a creative twist on the Aztec word xocolātl (cacao), which the ancients believed to be a food of the gods and was a luxury reserved for royalty.  He personally selects each ingredient and creates the taste palate for unmatched quality. Xocolatti’s handmade, artful chocolates include:



    Containing single-origin chocolates and made with only the freshest ingredients with no additives or preservatives, each truffle is exquisitely hand-painted or hand-coated. One standout is the Sake Truffle Special Edition, a rich and unusual fusion of sake and dark chocolate.



    A combination of eclectic ingredients and chocolate in delicious sheets studded with such eclectic flavors and textures as handmade almond nougatine, Persian pistachios, saffron, and rose petals. mango paprika and mixed nut saffron chikki are standouts.



    These free-form confections use exotic mixtures of nuts and fruits and enrobe them in decadent chocolate to create such  combinations aspomegranate woodbury and almond roche.


    After extensive research at some of Italy’s finest gelaterias, Shaineal fell in love with the taste and texture of true gelato. Xocolatti’s authentic gelato is made from premium ingredients, including the freshest fruits and non-homogenized milk from local farms. New flavors will be introduced on a seasonal basis.


    “My family has been in the luxury jewelry business for many generations, so it’s no coincidence that the chocolates resemble sparkling jewels,” Shaineal explains. 

    The Xocolatti shop is designed not only for local connoisseurs, but to be a destination for chocolate lovers from all over the world.


    172 Prince Street

    New York, NY