NJ = New Jersey Exposition Center on Sunday, March 11, 2018
LI = Cradle of Aviation Museum on Sunday, March 4, 2018 (completed)
HV = Museum Village on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 (completed)
Vendors highlighted in red are participating the upcoming Chocolate Expo event in New Jersey. Others not highlighted have participated in past 2017 events and/or plan to be at future 2018 events.
Updated: March 5, 2018
2 Chicks with Chocolate (LI, NJ & HV)
Award-winning, artisinal nut-free bon bons and truffles, including wine and alcohol-infused varieties.
Adirondack Winery (LI & HV)
Maker of dry varietals and semi-sweet fruit infused wines in New York’s Adirondack region.
Americana Vineyards (LI & HV)
Offering tastings & sales of wines and homemade fudge from the Finger Lakes.
An Artistic Taste (LI, NJ & HV)
Catering company specializing in chocolate-infused Brussels sprouts and lobster mac & cheese.
Anderson International Foods (LI & NJ)
Specialty flavored cheeses & salad toppings. Suitable for vegetarians. O-K Labs kosher-certified.
Aurora Gourmet (LI, NJ & HV)
Aurora Gourmet will be serving quality milk, dark and white Belgian chocolate cascading beautifully down the chocolate fountains. Enjoy chocolate dipped or sprinkled strawberries, pineapple, banana, rice krispy treats or marshmallows either skewered or in waffle cones… all served with a smile!
Babunya’s Gourmet Spice (LI)
All-natural gourmet-blended seasonings that are gluten-free with no MSG, preservatives or additives. Babunya’s original family recipe comes in original, mild and hot flavors. Babunya’s venison and buffalo samosa will also be offered.
Bacon Bites (LI, NJ & HV)
Chocolate-covered bacon including Original, Peanut Butter, milk chocolate, milk peanut butter, bacon Oreos in milk and dark chocolate, bacon Twinkies, bite-sized chocolate bacon, bacon candy bars and slab steakhouse bacon. Also available are plush pigs, pig noses and The Original Bacon Cookbook.
BAM Desserts (NJ)
NJ-based baker producing mini and bite-sized bundt cakes, cupcakes, cookies and brownies.
Be Safe, Inc. (LI, NJ & HV)
Official first aid provider for The Chocolate Expo. Be Safe provides training in life-saving techniques and first aid.
Broadway Panda Cafe (NJ)
Local cafe offering bubble tea, snacks & meals.
Buster’s Bark (HV)
Half & one-pound containers of chocolate, nutty toffee candy.
Cactus Pete’s Homemade Jerky, LLC (LI & NJ)
Beef jerky & chocolate-covered beef jerky.
Carousel Sweets (LI, NJ & HV)
Gourmet candy apples, chocolate caramel apples and chocolate-covered Oreos.
Chez Hedwige (LI & NJ)
Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar bakery offering naturally sweetened delicious treats to meet dietary needs and preferences!
Chocolate Moonshine (LI & NJ)
Chocolate Moonshine bars are created with the best Belgian chocolate wrapped around all natural, organic creams and fresh-pressed fruits. Chocolate Moonshine bars have been hand-painted with French cocoa butters, so they are truly a work of art.
They are gluten free and made without wheat or eggs.
Chocolate Works — Livingston Location (NJ)
Chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered Oreo cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels and more. Children’s parties available. Packaged products are kosher-certified.
Cooper Lake Farm (LI)
Gourmet brittle in eight flavors and chocolate varieties in five flavors. Gluten-free.
Crazy Crepe Cafe (LI, NJ & HV)
Crazy Crepe Cafe will be offering a variety of delicious sweet and savory crepes including a variety of chocolate crepes featuring Nutella. Also offering gourmet and dessert grilled cheese sandwiches.
Crazy Cups (HV)
Gourmet K-Cup packaged coffees in a variety of fun flavors including chocolate!
Crumm Cake Cupcakes (HV)
Locally-produced cupcakes, muffins and baked goods.
Cutco Cutlery (LI, NJ & HV)
Manufacturer of “The World’s Finest Cutlery” selling cutlery, culinary tools, flatware, kitchen tools, BBQ tools, garden tools, scissors and accessories. All Cutco knives are made in upstate New York!
DiMatteo Vineyards & Winery (NJ)
NJ-based producer of wines made from estate-grown grapes & local fruits.
Drink More Good (LI, NJ & HV)
This handcrafted beverage syrup and soda company creates More Good organic syrups and mixers for flavoring seltzer and making cocktails and vegan Egg Creams. Flavors include ginger ale, cassia cream, root beer, orange pop, lemon-lime, hibiscus-rooibos and chocolate!
Dutch Desserts (LI, NJ & HV)
Bakers of authentic Dutch-Style chocolate & fruit tarts plus original Dutch Stroopwafels.
Emalyn Sweets, LLC (LI, NJ & HV)
Handmade chocolates, caramel pretzel bark, almond bark, chocolate covered Oreo's, marshmallows & pretzels. Salted Caramels & Caramel bars! We now offer NUT-free chocolates.
Epoch Times / Shen Yun (LI, NJ & HV)
Media sponsor & producers of Shen Yun, a celebration of Chinese culture, music and history at Lincoln Center, SUNY Purchase and NJ PAC. Offering tastings & sales of unique Chinese mountain tea from Taiwan.
Garden State Wine Growers Association
Association of New Jersey wineries offering tours and special events.
Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey (NJ)
The Girls Scouts will be selling a variety of chocolate holiday treats.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County (LI)
The Girls Scouts will be selling a variety of chocolate holiday treats.
Gnome Serum (LI & NJ)
Body care products that contain CBD oils & supplements.
Goodway Bakery (LI, NJ & HV)
All-natural, baked-from-scratch cakes, macaroons, brownies, cookies and rum cakes.
Gooseberry Grove, Inc. (LI & NJ)
Hot apple cider, cider donuts, braided soft pretzels & churros with three types of dipping sauces including chocolate.
Grandpa Pete’s Gourmet Sauce (LI, NJ & HV)
Makers of all-natural tomato Sunday Sauces in vodka, marinara, garlic & meat flavors.
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen (LI, NJ & HV)
Heidi’s Health Kitchen / HST Wellness Solutions (LI)
JD Gourmet (LI & NJ)
Offering 18-year aged balsamic vinegars & olive oil in 14 varieties, plus pasta and a limited-edition chocolate vinaigrette at The Chocolate Expo.
JD’s Salsa in Seconds (NJ)
Salsa seasoning mix, Bloody Mary seasoning mix and dry rubs. Certified kosher, all-natural and gluten-free. (Note: This company is not related to JD Gourmet.)
Jessy’s Pastries (LI)
Sweet & savory Peruvian pastries — alfajores (in multiple flavors) and baked empanadas, plus Peruvian purple corn drink.
Kathie’s Kitchen LLC / Super Seedz (LI)
Gourmet, no-shell pumpkin seeds in nine great flavors, including chocolate. Peanut-free, tree nut-free, gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO certified.
Khalila’s CornKrunch (NJ)
Offering various flavors of Caribbean corn pudding.
Lake George Distilling Company (LI & HV)
Lake George Distilling Company produces handcrafted artisan spirits based on 100% NYS grains. Try their Apple Pie Moonshine made with NYS cider and Adirondack Wildfire Whiskey made with a warm cinnamon flavor.
Laurita Winery (NJ)
Laurita Winery will be offering samples and sales of their local, sustainability-produced wines including “Chocolate Therapy,” an popular chocolate wine.
The Lindt Chocolate Shop will be offering Lindor Truffles, decadent boxed chocolates and masterpiece chocolate bars… all passionately crafted by the master chocolatiers of Lindt since 1840.
Liquid Luvs Cake Jars & Confections (LI, NJ & HV)
Enjoy cakes of all sorts in mason jars, plus chocolate confections and holiday-related items.
Long Island Cares, Inc. / The Harry Chapin Food Bank (LI)
LI Cares will be conducting a food drive at The Chocolate Expo, as well as selling Harry Chapin CDs and t-shirts, to help people in need of food assistance on Long Island. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to this organization, which was co-founded by singer/songwriter Harry Chapin.
Long Island Festival Catering (LI)
Enjoy cannolis from Long Island Festival Catering.
Magnolia House Honey (LI, NJ & HV)
Magnolia House Honey specializes in pollination of organic farms, bee polination and honey productions. This apiary from Warwick, NY, offers twenty-three varieties of
honey, as well as bee pollen and honey sticks. All pure honey is gluten-free and 10 varieties are O-U kosher certified.
Maiden & Liberty
With one foot firmly rooted in the old world traditions and the other planted in the new, Maiden & Liberty craft creative wine blends that transcend geographical borders.
Michele’s Sweet Shoppe (LI)
Small batch producers of hand crafted artisanal popcorn. From savory to sweet we have flavors to tantalize your taste-buds. Stop by and try it for yourself. You'll be glad you did because... the proof is in the popcorn!
WHPC – The Voice of Nassau Community College (LI)
Media Sponsor — Nassau Community College
Neolive (LI & NJ)
Produces The Choclith, which is nutritious food made from raw dates, coconut and cocoa.
Neuhaus Chocolatier (NJ)
The inventor of the praline in 1912 and the creator of the special box known as the ballotin in 1915, gourmet Belgian chocolate can trace its roots through the history of Neuhaus. Holding proudly to tradition, all Neuhaus chocolates are produced in Belgium according to original recipes. And be sure to discover their unique collection of richly flavored chocolates to combine with refined Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, wines and spirits.
News 12 New Jersey (NJ)
Nothing Bundt Cakes (NJ)
Baking “Bundtlets” single-serve bundt cakes in four sizes and ten flavors.
Olde York Farm (LI & HV)
Olde York farm is a farm-to-cask distillery and cooperage located along the Claverack Creek in New York’s Hudson Valley region. The grain used in distillation is grown locally to make limited releases of micro batch spirits.
Oliva Vineyards, LLC (LI & HV)
Oliva Vineyards combines the owners' passion for wine with their love of horse racing. Taste Oliva Vineyards fine wines and talk to owners Tony and Debreen Oliva about wine and enjoy the stories about how each wine is named with a horse racing theme. For wine and horse lovers like the Oliva family, Oliva Vineyards is the perfect destination.
Oliver Kita Chocolates (LI & NJ)
Indulge in the delicious taste of the Hudson Valley’s premier chocolatier. Oliver Kita’s line of artisan and fair trade fine chocolates are of a remarkable quality using superlative French organic and Swiss sources complemented by traditional French methods and the finest ingredients. Heavy satin cream, award-winning sweet butter, the finest fruits, low sugar, and carefully selected and roasted nuts are all in artfully hand-crafted designs.
On The Chocolate Trail
Rabbi Deborah Prinz draws from her world travels and research on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers as she unwraps stories of the trade, retail and manufacture of chocolate since it was first introduced to Europeans.
Passanante’s Home Food Services (NJ)
Home food delivery service specializing in all-natural and organic food.
Pazdar Winery (HV & LI)
America’s original “wine chocolatier” specializing in creative wines including several chocolate varieties.
Pickles, Olives, Etc./Vesco Foods (LI, NJ & HV)
Olive & pickle specialist with stores in NYC & NJ.
Pika’s Farm Table / CYRE, Inc. (LI, NJ & HV)
Old-fashioned, all-natural foods made with real ingredients! Offering quiches, tarts, soups, potpies, pesto, salsa, bruschetta and gluten-free appetizers. And, for a real treat... try their authentic Belgian Liege waffles with chocolate sauce made onsite using imported Belgian pearl sugar!
Popcorn for the People / Let’s Work for Good (LI, NJ & HV)
Gourmet handcrafted popcorn created by autistic employees. Certified kosher.
Pura Delizia (LI)
Bean-to-bar Italian chocolate maker.
R&G Cheesemakers (LI, NJ & HV)
Offering a variety of cow and goats milk cheeses.
Raw Chocolate Love (LI, NJ & HV)
Raw, organic, non-dairy, vegan, gluten-free, low-glycemic dark chocolate superfood bars in 17 delicious flavors that are created without processed ingredients, preservatives or sugar. Kosher/parve certified by O-K Labs, and made with love. 100% nourishment.
Red Oak Foods (HV, NJ & LI)
Maker of organic spray-on herbs and organic spray-on spices . USDA Organic and O-K Kosher certified.
Rescue Chocolate (NJ & HV)
With seven flavors of dark chocolate bars and two flavors of mini bars, Rescue Chocolate donates all net profits to animal rescue groups — it’s the sweetest way to save a life! Rescue Chocolate is 100% vegan and OK certified kosher.
Sail Away Coffee Company (LI & NJ)
Premium single origin roasts, blends, and signature Cold Brew coffees from Long Island, NY.
Screme Gelato Bars (LI & NJ)
New York’s “hottest” new frozen dessert company, Screme Gelato Bar will offer its ultra-premium gelatos. Dairy, non-dairy/vegan, low-fat and fat-free flavors. Kof-K kosher certified.
Scrub It NH (LI & NJ)
Handmade chocolate lotion bars, chocolate bath balms and lip balms.
Seven Bakers Lane (LI & NJ)
Handcrafted desserts that put a fun spin on old classics!
Sprinkle Planet / Tri-State Specialties (LI)
Manufacturer of sprinkles selling custom-blended colors of the customer’s choice. O-U kosher certified.
Stella’s Empanadas & Argentine Grill (NJ)
Various flavors of Argentinian-style fried empanadas.
Stuf’d LLC (NJ)
Gourmet sandwiches inspired by French toast.
Tail Waggin Treats (LI, NJ & HV)
Homemade, grain-free dog & cat treats and pastries in a variety of flavors including carob chip. Don’t forget to bring home treats for the non-human members of you family!
Tea Time (LI, NJ & HV)
Retail tea shop offering loose tea leaves, cups of tea and tea accessories.
Teacher’s Recipe Fudge (LI, NJ & HV)
Handmade gourmet fudge in more than 25 flavors.
TerraNut (LI, NJ & HV)
Producer of nut-and-seed energy bars. Raw, gluten-free, vegan & kosher-certified.
The Bearded Baker (LI)
Long Island baker offering homemade, small-batch French macarons, rainbow cookies and brownies.
The Challah Fairy (LI)
The Challah Fairy bakes many flavors of unique challahs and chocolate babkas, along with cakes, rugelach and the very best cheesecakes from their full-service bakery and cafe in New City, NY (Rockland County). The Challah Fairy also offers off-site catering and Challah Fairy challahs are available at stores in the New York metro region. At The Chocolate Expo, The Challah Fairy will be sampling their challahs, chocolate babkas, cinnamon and chocolate buns. Kosher-certified under the supervision of R. Binyomin Taub, and all products are made without preservatives or fillers.
The Cheese Guy (LI, NJ & HV)
Producer & distributor of all-natural hand-crafted artisan cheeses, crackers and preserves. Kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union (OU).
The Cocoa Exchange (LI & NJ)
Unique & premium chocolate products.
The Luscious Little Dessert Company (LI, NJ & HV)
Southern pound cakes in assorted flavors.
The Pastryarch (LI, NJ & HV)
Handmade gourmet cupcakes, cookies, small cakes and butter cream by Tony Albanese from Cake Boss Season I and Cupcake Wars.
The Peanut Principle (LI, NJ & HV)
Makers of gourmet nut and seed butters in over 40 different flavors including chocolate.
The Pretzel Princess / KrantzKreations (LI, NJ & HV)
18 flavors of chocolate-covered pretzels, plus chocolate-covered potato chips and gluten-free clusters.
To The Queen’s Taste (LI, NJ & HV)
Boston-area bakery featuring British-style specialty desserts.
Torchbearer Sauces (LI)
Maker of all-natural, gluten-free gourmet sauces including Sultry Tarnation, Zombie Apocalypse, Mango & Papaya Sauce, Carolina BBQ, Honey BBQ, Chipotle BBQ, Chipotle Wing, Honey Garlic and Oh Mu Garlic.
True Made Foods (LI & NJ)
Natural & super-healthy sauce producer.
Turkish Delights by Vesco Foods
Authentic Turkish Delights in a variety of classic flavors imported by Vesco Foods, makers of pickle and olive products.
Twizzles Tasty Treats (LI)
Chocolate truffles in assorted flavors… most gluten-free and a few dairy free, as well.
Uncle Jimmy’s Cheesecakes (LI, NJ & HV)
Individual chocolate-themed cheesecakes and chocolate flan.
Valenzano Winery (NJ)
Valenzano Winery is very passionate about their wines and just as passionate about sharing them. Sample & purchase their wines at The Chocolate Expo in New Jersey!
Village Chocolate Shoppe
The Village Chocolate Shoppe is a family-owned business located in Bennington, VT, that produces assorted handmade chocolates, olive oil chocolate bars, salted caramels and much more!
Villakuyaya & Ecuadorian Chocolates (NJ & HV)
Ecuadorian-based family business producing organic dark chocolate bars in a variety of flavors. USDA organic certified & O-K Labs kosher certified.
Villari Vineyards (NJ)
New Jersey-based family-owned winery.
Warwick Valley Winery & Black Dirt Distillery (LI & HV)
A Hudson Valley region farm winery, distillery and u-pick orchard offering wines, American Fruit Cordials & Liqueurs, Doc’s Draft Hard Ciders and spirits. Doc’s Draft products are gluten-free.
Whipped-Up LLC (LI, NJ & HV)
Makers of unique “Unbakeables.” Unbakeables are perfectly topped, ready-to-eat cookie dough bites in eight different flavors including chocolate chip dough topped with dark chocolate pretzel and a gluten-free/vegan variety.
Wild Coyote Gourmet Hot Sauces (LI , NJ & HV)
Handcrafted gourmet hot sauce in 9 varieties including Fire-Roasted Garlic, Tombstone, Cilantro, Chipolte, Sudden Death, Buried Alive, Black Scorpion and Raspberry Spice.
Worlding’s Pleasure (LI, NJ & HV)
Worlding’s Pleasure produces handcrafted gourmet cheese dips & spreads, and they are also makers of artisan baked goods.
Yankee Folly Cidery (LI & HV)
Yankee Folly Cider is a premium hard cider that’s still (not sparkling), off-dry, clean, crisp and refreshing. Yankee Folly is produced directly at the orchard in New Paltz, NY.
Yoni’s Pretzel Challah (LI, NJ & HV)
Yoni’s Pretzel Challah will be offering a variety of pretzel challahs, plus chocolate truffles, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate fudge cookies. Yoni’s Foods is kosher-certified by Star-K Labs and the VAAD MetroWest.
Zuzu Confections (NJ)
Panned chocolate fruit & nut specialties.