Upcoming Expos: ® T HE C HOCOL  AT E E X PO

HV = Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, October 30, 2016

NJ = New Jersey Exposition Center in Edison on Sunday, November 13, 2016

LI = Cradle of Aviation Museum on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Note:  Not all vendors will be participating in all locations.

Vendor names highlighted in red below will be participating in one or more of The Fall 2016 Chocolate Expos locations indicated using the key above next to the name of the Vendor.

Vendors not highlight have participated in recent events and/or will be participating in future events. New vendors are being added, so be sure to check back often.

Adirondack Winery (HV & LI)


Maker of dry varietals and semi-sweet fruit infused wines in New York’s Adirondack region.

Americana Vineyards (HV & LI)


Offering tastings & sales of wines and homemade fudge from the Finger Lakes.

An Artistic Taste (HV, NJ & LI)


Catering company specializing in chocolate-infused Brussels sprouts and lobster mac & cheese.

Aurora Gourmet (HV, NJ & LI)


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


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 (HV, NJ & LI)


Chocolate-covered bacon including Original, Peanut Butter, milk chocolate, Reeses, bacon Oreos in milk and dark chocolate, bacon lollipops, bite-sized bacon, bacon turkeys, bacon candy bars, slab bacon, steakhouse bacon and ends-and-pieces.  Also selling plush pigs, bacon body pillows, pig noses, bacon t-shirts and The Original Bacon Cookbook.

Be Safe, Inc. (HV, NJ & LI)


Official first aid provider for The Chocolate Expo.  Be Safe provides training in life-saving techniques and first aid supplies.

Blue Owl Candy (LI)


Stuffed chocolate truffles and chocolate-covered caramels made in New Jersey.

Breezie Maples Farm, LLC (HV, NJ & LI)


Organic-certified maple syrup, maple candies, maple cotton candy, maple nuts and other maple products.

Cabot Creamery (NJ & LI)

A cheese and dairy products cooperative owned by farm families in New York and New England.

Cactus Pete’s Homemade Jerky, LLC (NJ & LI)

Beef jerky & chocolate-covered beef jerky.

Carousel Sweets (HV & LI)

Gourmet candy apples, chocolate caramel apples and chocolate-covered Oreos.

Casa Del Caciocavallo Farms, Inc. (HV, NJ & LI)


Farm-based artisan cheese makers producing caciocavallo cheese in four flavors: traditional, garlic, hot pepper and black pepper.

CB Stuffer / Bacci Chocolate Design (HV & NJ)

Manufacturers of peanut butter cups, chocolate bars and chocolate pizza.

Chez Hedwige (LI)

Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar bakery offering naturally sweetened delicious treats to meet dietary needs and preferences!

Chocolate Sage (HV, NJ & LI)


Boutique chocolate shop offering bon bons, barks, orange peels, nuts and hot chocolates.

Chocolate Works — Millburn Location (HV & NJ)


Chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered Oreo cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels and more. Children’s parties available. Packaged products are kosher-certified.

Chocolate Works — Garden City Location (LI)


Chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered Oreo cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels and more. Children’s parties available. Packaged products are kosher-certified.

Co Coa Confection


Premium handmade Belgian chocolates in milk and dark/parve varieties.  Beautiful boxes make these chocolates great for gift-giving.  O-U kosher certified.

Corbett’s Cookie Bar Kitchen


At Corbett’s Cookie Bar Kitchen, owner Cheryl and her team make gourmet cookies with a lot less sugar, but plenty of taste. Among the flavors they’ll have at The Chocolate Expo are pretzel brownie, whiteknight, pumpkin s’mores, hazelnut breakfast bar, and caramel apple crumble.

CocoArt, LLC (HV, NJ & LI)


High-end chocolatier based in the Hudson Valley that uses handmade techniques to craft some of the finest milk chocolates in the U.S. Kosher/Chalav Yisroel.

crakroc Candy Company (NJ & LI)


Toffee confections in seven flavors including dark chocolate almond, dark chocolate, dark chocolate marshmallow, milk chocolate marshmallow, milk chocolate almond, peppermint, dark chocolate marshmallow & coconut and milk chocolate peanut butter.

Crazy Crepe Cafe (HV, NJ & LI)


Crazy Crepe Cafe will be offering a variety of delicious sweet and savory crepes including a variety of chocolate crepes featuring Nutella.

Cutco Cutlery (NJ & LI)


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!  

Danielle’s Candles


Danielle’s Candles look and smell just like cakes, pies, ice cream, fruits and beverages — they look so realistic. Make excellent holiday gifts.

Darcy’s Delights


Enjoy wonderful moist specialty loaf breads made right on Long Island including Pumpkin, Banana, Zucchini, Carrot, Mocha Chocolate Chip, Black Velvet, Cranberry Orange, Corn, Date Nut, and more!  All natural, no preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup. Kosher certified.

DiMatteo Vineyards & Winery (NJ)


NJ-based producer of wines made from estate-grown grapes & local fruits.

Dove Chocolate Discoveries / Rep. Karen Azzarello (NJ & LI)


Independent representative hosting chocolate tasting parties featuring an exclusive line of Dove premium chocolates, chocolate BBQ sauce, chocolate martini mix and various savory items not available in stores. Many Dove products are O-U kosher.

Dove Chocolate Discoveries / Rep. Melani Ruotolo (HV)


Independent representative hosting chocolate tasting parties featuring an exclusive line of Dove premium chocolates, chocolate BBQ sauce, chocolate martini mix and various savory items not available in stores. Many Dove products are O-U kosher.  

Dragon’s Nest Baked Goods (LI)


Gluten-free bakery from Long Island making cookies, scones, brownies, breads, cakepops, cupcakes and muffins.

Drink More Good (HV & NJ)


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 (HV, NJ & LI)


Bakers of authentic Dutch-Style chocolate & fruit tarts plus original Dutch Stroopwafels.

East End Apiaries


Local honey from Long Island’s East End.

Eleanor’s Green Mountain Cheese


Pine River Wisconsin Cheese Spreads that include Port Wine, Cranberry, Dairy Fudge, Mango, Havanero, Horseradish, Garlic & Herb, Pepper Jack, Swiss Almond and Ghost Pepper.

Emalyn Sweets, LLC (NJ & LI)


Handmade chocolates, caramels, barks and other sweet treats.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (LI)


Youth-serving, not-for-profit organization selling chocolates, nuts & snack items for the holidays.  

Goodway Bakery (HV, NJ & LI)


All-natural, baked-from-scratch cakes, macaroons, brownies, cookies and rum cakes.

Gooseberry Grove, Inc.


Braided soft pretzels & churros with three types of dipping sauces including chocolate.

Grandpa Pete’s Gourmet Sauce (HV, NJ & LI)


Makers of all-natural tomato Sunday Sauces in vodka, marinara, garlic & meat flavors.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen (HV, NJ & LI)


Where healthy meets delicious.  Healthy Gourmet Kitchen offers gluten-free jams, salsa, cheesecake, Italian cookies, dip mixes, infused salts and more!

Holy Schmitt’s Horseradish


Holy Schmitt’s grows and prepares horseradish on Long Island’s East End in multiple flavors including beet, BBQ, cranberry, mustard and hot pepper.  Kosher-certified.

Hudson Valley Chocolates (HV, NJ & LI)


Handcrafted caramels, chocolates and chocolate bars from New York’s Hudson Valley.

It’ll Be Brittle (LI)


All natural, gluten-free brittles in various flavors.

J. Gallup Farm (HV & LI)


Homebaked goods including fruit pies, small breads, large & small cookies, patty cake cookies, patty cakes, jams, turnovers and brownie bombs.

JD Gourmet (HV, NJ & LI)


Offering 18-year aged balsamic vinegars & olive oil in 14 varieties, plus pasta and a limited-edition chocolate vinaigrette at The Chocolate Expo.

Jessy’s Pastries (NJ & LI)


Sweet & savory Peruvian pastries — alfajores (in multiple flavors) and baked empanadas, plus Peruvian purple corn drink.

JoMart Chocolates


Long-time Brooklyn-based maker of chocolate bars, chocolate novelties, hot chocolate, toasted-almond marshmallows and more!

Kathie’s Kitchen LLC / Super Seedz (HV & LI)


Gourmet, no-shell pumpkin seeds in nine great flavors, including chocolate.  Peanut-free, tree nut-free, gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO certified.

La Crepe C’est Si Bon (NJ & LI)


Enjoy homemade cannolis, plus Nutella smoothies, sweet & savory apple cider donuts made with cider from Wickham’s Fruit Farm on Long Island’s East End and a choice of over one dozen wild toppings!  Le Crepe C’est Si Bon will also be sampling and selling hot apple ginger cider made with Wickham’s apples.

Lake George Distilling Company (HV & LI)


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.

Last Call for Cupcakes (HV)


Maker of alcohol-infused cupcakes in a variety of yummy flavors.

Laurita Winery (NJ)


Laurita Winery will be offering samples and sales of their local, sustainably-produced wines including “Chocolate Therapy,” an popular chocolate wine.

Liquid Luvs Cake Jars & Confections (HV & NJ)


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


Enjoy an old-fashioned Brooklyn Egg Cream!

Magnolia House Honey (HV, NJ & LI)


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 (LI)


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.

MELT Chocolatetier (HV & LI)


Truffles in unique flavors including Earl Grey, Lavender, Passion Fruit, Chambourd, Peanut Butter, Pistachio, Rose Water, Green Tea, Hazelnut, Salted Caramel, Ancho Chili, Blueberry, Cinnamon, Chamomile and Chai.

Merriweather’s (HV)


Handmade, small-batch cold process olive oil-based soaps providing natural skincare using essential oils.  Products include chocolate soaps, chocolate bath salts, scrubs, colognes, oils and much more.

Michele’s Sweet Shoppe (HV & LI)


Maker of artisanal flavored popcorns, frosted nuts & chocolate-dipped treats.

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.

Oliva Vineyards, LLC (HV & LI)


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 (HV & LI)


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 by Debbie Prinz (LI)


Author, lecturer and tour leader Rabbi Debbie Prinz will take you on a fascinating journey through chocolate history and travels.  Learn more about chocolate recipes, chocolate ethics and fun activities for the entire family.

Palatine Cheese (HV, NJ & LI)


Maker of award-winning gourmet cheddar cheeses, cheese curd and spreads. Products are gluten-free and cheddars are lactose-free.  Be sure to try the fudge-like chocolate cheese!

Pazdar Winery (HV & LI)


America’s original “wine chocolatier” specializing in creative wines including several chocolate varieties.

Pickles, Olives, etc./Vesco Foods (HV, NJ & LI)


Olive & pickle specialist with stores in NYC & NJ.

Pika’s Farm Table / CYRE, Inc. (HV, NJ & LI)


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!

R & G Cheese Makers, Inc.


Handcrafted artisanal cheeses and yogurts from cows milk and goats milk.

Raw Chocolate Love (HV, NJ & LI)


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.

Rescue Chocolate (HV & LI)


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.

Reserve Confections, Inc. (HV)


Truffles & Bars — O-U Kosher Certified

Rollaas Coffee & Tea (LI)


Producer of single-origin coffee.

Roger’s Rustic


Gourmet sauces, rubs and salsas in a variety of flavors.

Sail Away Coffee Company


Premium single origin roasts, blends, and signature Cold Brew coffees from Long Island, NY.

Saratoga Crackers


All-natural, handmade unique and one-of-a-kind crackers.  No preservatives, soy, trans fats, butter or anything artificial.  Saratoga Crackers offers over 15 different flavors of their popular crackers, including some vegan and no-gluten ingredient varieties.  

Savor, LLC (HV)


Producer of sweet & savory shortbread cookies (often using local ingredients) in gourmet flavors such as cinnamon-orange, coconut-ginger, Moka Ginger and Naugatuck (birch, maple syrup and cranberry).

Screme Gelato Bars (HV, NJ & LI)


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.

Schwartz Candies (HV)


Handmade confectionery specializing in chocolate-covered marshmallows and chocolate lollipops.

Sixpence Pie Company, LLC


Savory & sweet hand held pies including various chocolate flavors.

Tail Waggin Treat (HV, NJ & LI)


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 (HV, NJ & LI)


Retail tea shop offering loose tea leaves, cups of tea and tea accessories.

Teacher’s Recipe Fudge (HV, NJ & LI)


Handmade gourmet fudge in more than 25 flavors.

TerraNut (HV, NJ & LI)


Producer of nut-and-seed energy bars.  Raw, gluten-free, vegan & kosher-certified.

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. Zushe Blech, and all products are made without preservatives or fillers.

The Cheese Guy (HV, NJ & LI)


Producer & distributor of all-natural hand-crafted artisan cheeses, crackers and preserves.  Kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union (OU).

The Paleo Factory (HV & LI)


Maker of chilled paleo mousse desserts that are dairy & gluten-free.

The Peanut Principle (HV, NJ & LI)


Makers of gourmet nut and seed butters in over 40 different flavors including chocolate.

The Pretzel Princess / KrantzKreations (HV, NJ & LI)


18 flavors of chocolate-covered pretzels, plus chocolate-covered potato chips and gluten-free clusters.

The Pastryarch (NJ)


Handmade gourmet cupcakes, cookies, small cakes and butter cream by Tony Albanese from Cake Boss Season I and Cupcake Wars.  

The RAD Soap Co. LLC


Hot process soaps, mushroom tea, extreme creams and body care products in a variety of scents including chocolate.

Three Tarts


Three Tarts from NYC makes confections, baked goods, boxed gourrmet marshmallows, s’mores kits and biscotti.

To the Queen’s Taste (HV & LI)


Boston-area bakery featuring British-style specialty desserts.

Torchbearer Sauces


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.

Tsingtao Beer


Come taste the #1 Chinese beer in the U.S. and celebrate the Year of the Ram!

Twizzles Tasty Treats (LI)


Chocolate truffles in assorted flavors… most gluten-free and a few dairy free, as well.

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!

Vesco Foods Turkish Delights (HV, NJ & LI)


Enjoy authentic Turkish Delight candies imported directly from Turkey.

Village Chocolate Shoppe (HV, NJ & LI)


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 (HV, NJ & LI)


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 (HV & LI)


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 (HV, NJ & LI)


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 (HV & LI)


Handcrafted gourmet hot sauce in 9 varieties including Fire-Roasted Garlic, Tombstone, Cilantro, Chipolte, Sudden Death, Buried Alive, Black Scorpion and Raspberry Spice.

Winding Drive (HV & LI)


Enjoy delectable gourmet jams, jellies, marmalades, sauces and condiments from this small Connecticut-based manufacturer.

Worlding’s Pleasure (HV)


Worlding’s Pleasure produces handcrafted gourmet cheese dips & spreads, and they are also makers of artisan baked goods.

Yankee Folly Cidery (HV & LI)


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.

Yona’s Gourmet Delights


Quiche, bourekas, cookies, cupcakes, baklava and more from Yona’s!