L.A. Burdick has a retail chocolate store in Gramercy / Flatiron in NYC. L.A. Burdick includes a world-wide mail order business, a french-inspired restaurant, a specialty grocery store and retail locations in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts and Walpole, New Hampshire. L.A. Burdick sources most of its chocolate from Grenada for its “robust chocolate – it has an uncommon, bright forefront acidity with long-lasting finishing notes of nutmeg, banana, and molasses”.
L.A. Burdick has had its retail presence in NYC since 1987, when co-founders Larry and Paula Burdick started L.A.Burdick Chocolate. It is one of the few chocolate stores in NYC that serves single source hot chocolate from the Caribbean (Grenada), Central and South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela), and Madagascar. My palate for chocolate is not sufficiently refined to tell the difference between single source chocolate from Bolivia vs. Venezuela vs. Madagacar. All that I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the Venezuelan hot chocolate that I had at L.A. Burdick in NYC on my last visit there. It was thick, dark and decadent, yet not too sweet (not as thick as the one from Apostrophe in London). It’s certainly one of the top 10 spots to get a cup of decadent hot chocolate in NYC (MarieBelle, City Bakery, Jaques Torres, La Maison Du Chocolat, Godiva Chocolatier etc are some others)
Go to L.A. Burdick to enjoy their single source chocolates… And, if you intend to share some chocolates with someone special in your life for a certain holiday coming later this week, (Valentine’s day), L.A. Burdick (and the others) will come to your rescue, if you order chocolates in the next couple of days…..
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- Nothing Like Chocolate – Chocolate from Grenada
- NYC Chocolate Show 2012
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