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SOHO & TRIBECA NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE SoHo & TriBeCa, along with Battery Park City and Greenwich Village, rank as Manhattan’s 6th most populous area. Approximately 42,000 people call this stretch of the Big Apple home. Initially farmed by the Dutch, then later by the English and Italians, TriBeCa (which stands for “Triangle Below Canal Street”) became […]

Portraits of a Chocoholic

When it comes to chocolate, we each experience it differently.  Very much can also be said about our iconic Cacao Market wall that stands proudly outside our Japanese storefront.  In fact, by taking a quick scroll through social media platforms and it seems each person has a different way of portraying and styling such a […]

A Valentine’s Date With Chocolate

A Valentine's Date With Chocolate

Charles M. Schulz once said “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” And with February 14th just around the corner (19 days), now is the time to take this sweet little tidbit under consideration.  Ready to spoil our loved ones with the sweet, satisfying perfume of rich, dark […]

Chocolate Resolutions for the Chocoholic

Chocolate Resolutions for the Chocoholic Article

While resolutions were meant to be broken (ask anybody!), we’ve come up with a few chocolatey resolutions we can’t wait to keep. Here’s to a sweet 2016…! BULK UP & GET FIT If you’re interested in bulking up this year, do it with Chocolate! And no we don’t mean with our bestselling Hot Chocolate Refill […]

The Chocoholic’s Ultimate Gift Guide

The Chocoholic’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Honduran Cacao Awarded Prestigious Recognition as Region’s Best Chocolate

Honduran Cacao Awarded Prestigious Recognition as Region's Best Chocolate

On October 29 a panel of judges at the 2015 Salon Du Chocolat in Paris recognized Honduran cacao as the best cocoa in Central America and the Caribbean. The global cacao experts, including master chocolatiers from around the world and tasters from the leading chocolate and cocoa producers, came together for the International Cocoa Awards to select and honor […]