Johnny's Chocolates and Pralines Survival Guide


FAQ About Chocolates

A Short List of Chocolatiers

Taster Opinions

Where To Buy


Selected Web Resources

License & Disclosure

Taster Opinions

A number of friends and acquaintances have been kind enough to taste some of the chocolates around and provide their (anonymous) reviews and opinions. I've included the address and phone numbers of the chocolatiers whose chocolates were tasted, but were not listed on the "A Short List of Chocolatiers" page. I've also listed some chocolatiers I'm hoping to taste soon. A few listed below are chocolate manufacturers, not chocolatiers.

Conflict-of-interest disclosure: Although neither myself nor those who have provided taster opinions are affiliated in any way with a reviewed chocolatier, not all the chocolates eaten were purchased; some of the chocolates were provided as unsolicited free samples by the chocolatier. In no event has anyone been paid by a chocolatier for a taster opinion. When a taster's opinion is based on a free sample, it is noted at the bottom of the review.

Wares sampled include those from:

  • Bernachontaster opinions

  • C & S Confectionstaster opinions: Swiss chocolatier. Address (NY): Park Avenue Plaza, 55 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10055. Phone: (212) 759-1388.

  • Christian Constanttaster opinions

  • Chocolaterie Durigweb page | taster opinions: Swiss chocolatier. Address: Avenue d'Ouchy 15, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland. Phone: +41 (0)21 601 24 35. Fax: +41 (0)21 601 30 36. Email: [email protected]

  • Ethel M Chocolatesweb page | taster opinions

  • Fran's Chocolatestaster opinions

  • Grimmerweb page: An artisan chocolatier in Alsace; the web page is only in French.

  • Intemperantiaweb page | taster opinions: Address: 15324 Antioch St., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Phone: (800) 982-0088.

  • Joseph Schmidt Confectionstaster opinions

  • La Maison du Chocolattaster opinions

  • Le Cacaotierweb page: Address: 44, rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris. Phone: 09 63 54 15 70.

  • Leonidasweb page | taster opinions: Address: 485 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022. Phone: (800) 900-CHOC.

  • Maison Gerardtaster opinions: Belgian chocolatier, located in Singapore. Address: 10 Tuas Bay Walk #02-26, Singapore 637780. Phone: (65) 6897 7860. Email: [email protected]

  • Mondel Chocolatestaster opinions: Address: 2913 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 (near Columbia University). Phone: (212) 864-2111.

  • Neuhaustaster opinions

  • Perugina Shoppetaster opinions: Italian chocolatier. Address (NY): 520 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022. Phone: (212) 688-2490, (212) 750-9225 (fax).

  • Richart Design et Chocolatweb page.

  • Scharffen Berger Chocolate Makerweb page | taster opinions: Scharffen Berger specializes in chocolate, not chocolates. Address: 914 Heinz Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710. Phone: (510) 981-4050.

  • Teuscherweb page | taster opinions: Swiss chocolatier. Address (NY): 620 5th Ave., at the Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10020. Phone: (212) 246-4416.

  • Trader Joe'sweb page | taster opinions

  • Van Otis Chocolatesweb page: Address: 341 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101. Phone: (603) 627-1611, (800) 826-6847.

  • Vosges Haut-Chocolatweb page: Address: 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: 1-888-301-YUMM.