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Archive for the 'Neuhaus Chocolate' Category

Neuhaus launches “Precious” chocolate jewel collection

Posted by Niko on October 30th, 2012

My favorite chocolate "jewel" of the collection, "Glamour" (also George Costanza's favorite!)

Upscale Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus, who has a flagship store at  500 Madison Ave (53rd St.) just launched a new collection called “Precious” (no relation to Gollum!).  These are high-end, boxed chocolates that resemble “precious” gems.  There are five unique jewel-shaped pralines, each with a different flavor.  The “Precious Box”  with 20 pralines, costs $50. (more…)

Neuhaus Chocolate opens flagship on Madison Ave

Posted by Niko on April 23rd, 2012

Raspberry ganache

Last week I became a fan of Neuhaus chocolate.  And it wasn’t just because they plied me with enough free ganache, pralines and truffles to fill a knapsack.  This sounds a little cheesy but I was simply impressed with the overall classiness of their operation.   Every one of the front-line staff I spoke to were long time Neuhaus employees who knew every detail about each chocolate.  The two employees behind the counter serving individual pieces had 4 and 7 years with the company respectively.  Add this to the fact that Neuhaus itself is a 150 year old company that is credited with inventing praline-style individual chocolates. Clearly, these guys know chocolate. (more…)