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Chocolate Tour of New York

Chocolate Tour of New York

Product Review (submitted on November 6, 2010):
Both Jo (my new wife) and I were already having the time of our lives in New York. We remembered half way through that we had booked this tour and we weren't disappointed. It opened up a new level of New York that was invaluable to the rest of our honeymoon.

Our guide was Bert, who welcomed us in Bond St chocs. He was instantly very friendly, and impressed us with his knowledge of chocolate and relationship with the chocolatiere who recommended some amazing bonbons.

Then, a short walk across town to the next shop where he recommended to us the best chocolate I've ever tasted - a pretzel bonbon. This place was really tucked out of the way on an uninspiring street, but the treasure within was well worth it.

Next, to save from chocolate overload, Bert took us to Eileen's for a cheesecake. He told us it was generally considered one of the best cheesecakes in the whole of New York. And that it was only 250 calories. All this made for much bliss. We tried hard over the next four days of our holiday to find a cheescake that was better by having one with every meal, but alas, Bert was right.

Finally, we walked over to a place called Vosges. They had a theme night on for the Mexican 'Day of the Dead', and offered us some spiced Mezcal and chocolate covered tortillas. Both superlative. After Bert's previous successes, we allowed him to persuade us on the curry, olive oil and balsamic bonbons. Genius.

Bert obviously knew his stuff, but I loved his unpretentious approach and 'the best way to enjoy chocolate is to enjoy chocolate' approach. Next time we're in New York, this will be a must on our list of things to do.