Think Outside Of The Box For Your Next Box Of Chocolate

Whether you're surprising your spouse with a romantic gift or just snacking after a long day of work, North Fork Chocolates are perfect for any time. These handcrafted chocolates are created with a blend of rich Belgian Chocolate and other natural ingredients from local farms and purveyors on the East End of Long Island. Each chocolate has a unique name and taste of it's own and deserves to be savored slowly. For example, the "Five-O" is a medley of rum soaked raisin, malt sugar loaf, pineapple and coconut. These flavors work harmoniously together and make the experience of eating chocolate even more enjoyable. Another original chocolate that caught our attention, is called "Tiny Bubbles". This is a delectable blend of Prosecco and local strawberry with bubbles decorating the outside. With such delicious artisanal pieces, North Fork Chocolate is a great choice for your next chocolate encounter.          


One Bite Of This Pretzel Is Like A Tropical Vacation

Looking for a sweet snack that takes you on a sugared journey like no other? Well, this Tropical Coconut Pretzel created by The Pretzel Princess is sure to do the trick. We delighted in every coconut covered bite with dark chocolate that melted in your mouth. The Pretzel Princess is known for it's exotic pretzel flavors like Piña Colada, Cappuccino, Cremesicle, Cotton Candy, and Coconut Crunch with a myriad of other varieties. For all the Coconut lovers out there, this hand-dipped gourmet pretzel is definitely worth a try!     


The Perfect Dipping Partner For Your Milk

Here in the Tasting Kitchen, we are always looking for new, enjoyable products that amuse our palates. Bella's Homemade Almond Biscotti hit the spot, with a crunch that easily satisfies that cookie craving. Accompanied with milk or coffee, this twice-baked cookie with almonds throughout is an Italian classic done right. Though we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with the Almond Biscotti, Bella's have other inventive Biscotti flavors like Salted Caramel, Pineapple Coconut, Cherry Chocolate Amaretto, Cranberry Orange, and Lemon Pistachio. They also have gluten-free and sugar-free Biscotti. So the next time you're looking for the perfect companion to your milk, be sure to taste the authentic Italian Biscotti that is all natural and delicious!        


A Pretty Sweet Afternoon Treat

Isn't It Sweet's Party Mix is the perfect afternoon treat when you're on the go or when you're simply relaxing. This is an irresistible medley of white chocolate covered pretzels, peanuts, and Chex cereal so once you start you won't want to stop! These heavenly morsels are available in the 4oz. bag ‘snack size’ or the 22oz. box tied with a seasonal bow – perfect for gift giving or sharing. 

Isn't It Sweet is known for it's handcrafted chocolates and confections that have been delighting consumers for over 20 years. Besides their sweet Party Mix they have a myriad of other products ideal for any occasion such as their Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Center Pieces, Custom Molds, and Novelty Gifts. Not only is their chocolate exquisite, but all of their items have an original flare that can be purchased online.    

You Are One Chocolate Away From A Happier Day

 Brooklyn Dark Chocolates are made using the highest quality organic cacao beans imported from South America. Their bars combine the elegant flavors of unusual ingredients, the nutritional factor of hemp, and artisanal manufacturing processes to create a complex chocolate adventure. We were enticed by their unusual chocolate products such as Classic Hemp, Orange Silk, Open Sesame, and Moroccan Spice. Our personal favorite was the Moroccan Spice with it's spicy/sweet taste that was both different and delectable. These artisanal chocolates are perfect for the sophisticated chocolate lover who prefer dark chocolate containing between 60% to 70% cacao.

The Unbeatable Unbakeables

If you're like most of us who can't resist the urge to sample (or devour) cookie dough before baking cookies, we're here to tell you that with the new Unbakeables you will never have to do that again. These frozen goods are a cookie dough lover's dream come true. Filled with cookie dough throughout with incredible toppings like chocolate peanut butter, chocolate mint, and even sprinkles you will never even think about another dessert. These gourmet edible cookie dough bites are perfect for any day of the week, special occasion or hostess gift with flavors like Go Bananas, Midnight Mint, Cake Walk, and Choconutter. 

Talk About Nuts That Pack A Punch

It isn't every day you discover an energy bar that not only jumpstarts your workout, but also tastes incredibly delicious! Nut Punch is a gluten-free, all natural energy boost with less than 100 calories and 4 grams of protein. This eleven ingredient on-the-go snack is filled with almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, quinoa, flax seed, and more. Nut Punch is a highly recommended snack for the health nuts out there or for anyone looking for a nutritious start to their day.

Samantha and Alessandra Bifulco are the founders of Terranut, a company devoted to creating products that embrace a healthy lifestyle. These two sisters continue to make items like Nut Punch that fuel life in an organic, natural way!

Add Some Spice To Your Life With Babunya!

If you're looking to add a little flavor to your cuisine, look no further Babunya’s Gourmet Spice is what you need! These spices come in different varieties that go perfect on chicken, fish, steak, and even baked goods. Babunya's Gourmet Spice is the perfect enhancement to any recipe. The Hot or Mild Babunya's Spice is a nice addition to Guacamole, dip, or pasta sauce. Perhaps the best part of these spices, besides being incredibly tasty, is that they are Gluten-free with no MSG, and no Preservatives or Additives.

Babunya's Gourmet Spice is an old Ukrainian family recipe cooked up by matriarch Janina Kostiw. She passed on her culinary secrets to her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Marlen Kostiw, whose innovative marketing ideas helped shape Babunya's Gourmet Spice. The name "Babunya" was born from the Ukrainian name for "Grandma", which Janina's grandchildren lovingly call her.

Fretzels – More Than Just A Pretzel

If you never had a Fretzel before, imagine a chocolate-covered pretzel but with gourmet, hand-dipped chocolate adorned with a variety of candy toppings. However, Fretzels offer more than their decadent pretzels, they also have chocolate bark which is to die for! Their Peppermint Chocolate Bark is a classic treat crafted with an amazing melding of dark chocolate, white chocolate and crushed peppermint candy canes creating a perfect snack for any time of the year. Fretzels is the brainchild of Jill Frechtman whose hobby for making chocolate-covered pretzels turned into a thriving business.      


Delicious Delights Bakery Is Deliciously Delightful

The definition of Delicious is something having a very pleasant taste or smell while the definition of Delight is something that makes you very happy and gives you great pleasure. Combine the two and you have Delicious Delights, a bakery devoted to making exquisite pastries, cakes, cookies, and other sweets. While in the Tasting Kitchen, we delighted in their Lemon Cake that was deliciously scrumptious with just a hint of lemon zest. This is a perfect dessert for any occasion whether it be a housewarming gift or a late night snack!

Go Dutch For Dessert

Dutch Desserts offer exquisite desserts for parties, holidays, special events or just for the urge for something sweet. The original Apple Tart is a genuine Dutch creation that distinguishes itself because of the delicious flavor of the crust in combination with apples and cinnamon. They also offer in true Dutch style stroopwafels that give you an authentic taste of the Netherlands!

Dutch Desserts, from New York's Hudson Valley, started with the illustrious Dutch Apple Tart that made people forget all about Mom's Apple Pie. Their fascination begins with the crust, a secret and treasured recipe. These tarts aren't too sweet, but they definitely make your taste buds jump to life. For years you could only get these tarts in Northeast specialty stores and farmer's markets. Now they are available to you online.

Take A Few Healthy Bites Of Darcy’s Delights


If you're looking for a healthy and delectable snack look no further than Darcy's Delights! Their fabulous all natural gluten free products will satisfy that sweet craving and leave you feeling guilt free. Besides their scrumptious New Black Velvet Cake that we sampled in the Tasting Kitchen, we also recommend their Pumpkin Bread perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! They also offer delicious and nutritious Carrot Cake, Banana Bread, Corn Bread, and a myriad of other products.

Darcy's Delights is a homemade experience by Darcy that started as a family recipe for an autumn thank you to loved ones, neighbors, friends, and colleagues. It was a thank you for a Thanksgiving feast with a simple homemade pumpkin bread. Now, a long term goal for Darcy’s Delights includes writing a NYS Educational Grant that would federally fund a second establishment to mass produce the baking, manufacturing, packaging, labeling and distribution of other gluten free, sugar free and vegan delights.

Look Out Chocolate Bunnies, The Chocolate Duck Is Coming To Town

ChickWhile everyone who celebrates Easter looks forward to the oh so delicious chocolate bunny in or next to their Easter basket, it is also exciting to find unique counterparts to the famed rabbit. After attending The 'I Love Chocolate Fest' held at the All Star Arena in Farmingdale, we noticed a table filled with not only mouth-watering chocolate bunnies, but also some other eye-catching Easter Candy.

The Chocolate Duck located in Farmingdale is a shop devoted to everything chocolate! Their adorable chocolate covered Oreo chick and Easter egg made a lasting impression on us enough where we couldn't resist a try. The melt-in-your-mouth chocolate proved these Easter items are not just for show! Another eye appealing piece had to be their original jelly bean pie. This chocolately pie tasted even better than it looked and is a must-have candy for Easter.

KranzKreations Create Something Sweet

As the story goes, an Italian teaching monk was preparing bread when he decided to cut some of the dough into thin strips. He made a circle with a strip then took the ends of the strip brought them to the center, gave them a quick twist and set it down over the center of the strip. He believed it was like folding his arms when he prayed. At the end of each day the monk would give one to each student who had recited their prayers. He named these tiny breads Pretida which translates to "little reward". The Pretzel Princess, a division of Kranz Kreations, shares their own "little rewards" online or by calling (845) 856-2368.

This chocolate covered apple easily satisfies that salty-sweet craving. You can find this delectable creation on  ThePretzelPrincess  website which is a division of Kranz Kreations!

SuperSeedz Are Delicious & Nutrious


SuperSeedz are filled with nutrients to keep your body humming! Besides being incredibly tasty, SuperSeedz are a great source of protein, iron, and zinc. These gourmet pumpkin seeds come in a variety of flavors and are a perfect snack for any time of the day. The Sea Salt flavor definitely satisfies that craving for something salty! 

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Every Day Is Sunday With Grandpa Pete’s Sunday Sauce

Generations of Italian chefs in the Serro family have passed down old world family recipes through years of hard work and observation. Grandpa Pete has continued this tradition and learned the secrets of great food from his mother and grandmother. When the Serro family came to America, they brought their Sicilian heritage with them in their food.  It is our pleasure to now be able to share our family history with you at the dinner table. 

This traditional Sunday sauce pairs nicely with Grandpa Pete's homemade style pasta. 

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Have A Drink With Dirty Sue


Dirty Sue is twice-filtered olive juice brine made from premium olives and comes in an attractive bottle made to be stored alongside other bar staples such as Rose's Lime Juice, sweet & sour and grenadine. It allows bartenders to simply grab and pour, instead of the spooning, scooping and handling of that industrial size jar of olives that sits behind the bar. As any martini lover knows, the brine all-too-often gets used up before the olives do, leaving the olives to rot and go to waste. For more information visit Dirty Sue.