We have so many people to thank for a successful evening of chocolate and fun at last month’s Chocolate Tasting and Tour. Most of all we wish to thank our sponsors and donors and hope that even though Valentine’s Day is over, that you will go buy some chocolate from one of the many wonderful makers of chocolate treats in our area. We list them in alphabetical order.
Chocolate Dreams-307 Hackensack Street, Carlstadt, 201-933-6688-they make great sugar free candy, which our volunteers who are diabetic absolutely love, but that is only the start of the many other great chocolate treats available that you should try. It is a really great store that you will enjoy visiting.
Chocolate Fantasia, 137 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, 201-935-8723- www.chocolatefantasia.net – they provided us with chocolate covered pretzels this year which were great, but our staff favorites are the chocolate covered potato chips and popcorn! Lots of other great chocolate treats are available.
Elegant Desserts – 275 Warren Street, Lyndhurst, www.elegantdesserts.com Their name says it all – their desserts are indeed elegant. They not only taste great but they are each a work of bakery art. Anytime that you are having a party or event, their desserts will add a very special touch to your event.
Goffin’s Hallmark, 64 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ, (201) 438-0265 – they sell a wonderful selection of chocolates, candy as well as Godiva chocolates. Chocolate and raisins, chocolate and pretzels, chocolate and peanut butter…..the list goes on. You could try a different treat each time you visit.
Hanna Krause, Route 17 South, Paramus, 201-843-0337, www.hannakrausecandy.com – Wow – what a selection of chocolate. Each year they donate a large selection of chocolate delights to the Museum’s chocolate tasting. The most difficult thing to do when you walk into their store is to make a decision on what to buy!
Varrelmann’s Bakery, 60 Park Avenue, Rutherford, 201-939-0462, Check them out on YouTube and on Facebook. They make the best chocolate brownies. Varrelmann’s describes themselves as an old-fashioned German bakery and their shop is full of wonderful treats to purchase.
We also wish to thank our business donors:
Boiling Springs Savings Bank, 25 Orient Way, Rutherford, www.bssbank.com This year the bank sponsored our chocolate fountain as well as donated other supplies and food. They have earned a well deserved reputation as being generous supporters of our community groups. Check out their website for information on how to join their Community Action Program – it does not cost you anything, but the support of this program has been a huge help to the Museum and its programs.
Coccia Realty/Bea Goldberg, 11 Park Avenue, Rutherford, 201-939-0001, www.cocciarealty.com – Bea Goldberg again donated the most wonderful chocolate covered oreo-cookie “lollipops”. Thanks Bea for your donation and your support of the Museum.
The South Bergenite, 33 Lincoln Avenue, Rutherford, www.southbergenite.com Our area’s local paper supported the Museum’s Chocolate Tasting by sponsoring our champagne table. We thank them for their constant support of not only the Museum, but of all area nonprofits.
Stop and Shop, 625 Paterson Avenue, Carlstadt – The Stop and Shop donated a gift card to use at their store for anything we needed for this year’s Chocolate Tasting and Tour. Thanks Stop and Shop for helping us out.