Alright, alright…it’s Valentine’s Day. But, I know other people are really into it. Yesterday I posted an easy recipe for Red Velvet Cake Bon Bons. But, if cooking and baking isn’t your thing, what better way to say “I love you” than some chocolate? There isn’t one. Li-Lac Chocolates is Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, since 1923. How did I not know this? Well, I didn’t, until I found them on my Grand Central Tour.
Described as “stubbornly old fashioned”, this chocolate company has been making their chocolates the old school way, not changing or conforming to trendy, new comers along the way. They have a range of classic truffles, fudges and caramels, something for everyone.
I tried a couple of their signature items. First, I had a Hazelnut Truffle Square. Holy mother of candy. This was incredible, maybe one of the best hazelnut candies I’ve had? Maybe? It’s decadent, rich, chocolaty, and an amazing nutty, hazelnut flavor. It’s pretty generous in size too, so, you basically get four pieces in one.
Then, I also got a Champagne Truffle. Another one that made me believe in Heaven. It’s silky, creamy, and melts in your mouth. You really get a nice champagne flavor as well, which, I mean, what goes better with chocolate than champagne?
Champagne + Chocolate Truffle = Power Couple.
Name: Li-Lac Chocolates
Location: Grand Central Market (43rd Street and Lexington Avenue), NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Uhhh…YEAH!!
Would I recommend it? Definitely, some of the best chocolates I’ve had in a while.