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Chocolate Spots in Brooklyn, NYC To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Cravings

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If you can’t go one day without having anything sweet and chocolatey, this is just the article for you.

We know how much happiness and pleasure good quality chocolate can bring to one’s life, so we went on a hunt for the best chocolate spots in Brooklyn, New York.

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From chocolate making classes, clubs to simple classic cafes, here are the best spots in Brooklyn, NYC where you can not only enjoy a good quality chocolate but also learn more about its making and production.

Sebastian Brecht Obsessive Chocolate Disorder

If you are looking for a more unique combination, you can’t miss Obsessive Chocolate Disorder by Sebastian Brecht, a French-born American pastry chef.

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Located in East Village, a small store offers classic chocolate making classes and so-called pairing parties that combine chocolate, wine and cheese. Yes, you read it right. What a surprising combination indeed!

The store was named not only after Brecht’s love for chocolate but also his own experience with obsessive compulsive disorder. As Brecht says himself:

“OCD Chocolate hopes to bring light and joy to an otherwise distressing mental disorder.”

You can also order chocolate goodies online or visit their store at 63 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003.

The famous Brooklyn Blackout Cake

Only a truth chocolate enthusiast knows the iconic Brooklyn Blackout Cake. This is a pudding-filled chocolate layer cake with chocolate cream frosting and chocolate cake crumbs on top.

The cake originated here in Brooklyn’s Ebinger’s Bakery back in 1942 which was at that time located on Flatbush Avenue near Brooklyn Navy Yards.

The cake was named after the mandatory blackout drills that were held in order to protect the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II.

Unfortunately, you no longer can taste the original version of the cake as Ebinger’s have bankrupted in 1972 and the recipe was not released. However, you can still taste very close copycats in bakeries and cafes all around the city.

More notable selections include Ovenly in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Two Little Red Hens which is located on the Upper East Side.

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Take a Brooklyn Chocolate Tour

If you want a whole deal, you simply can’t go wrong with this bus tour from A Slice of Brooklyn company. This 4.5-hour-long tour will take you around all Brooklyn neighbourhoods such as Red Hook, Cobble Hill, Gowanus to name a few.

You will get to taste delicious makings from Raaka Chocolates, Li-Lac Chocolates, Jacques Torres Chocolates and other classic chocolatiers in the area.

Of course, you will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but you will also learn about the process of chocolate making and its history.

The tours are being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am with a meeting place at Union Square, Manhattan. Check out their website for more information and prices.

Here is a short introductory video about the tour from their own YouTube channel:

Truffles at Roni-Sue's Chocolates

If are looking for an authentic chocolate experience, the owner and chocolatier of Roni-Sue’s Chocolate, Rhonda Kave is offering truffle making classes with wine and chocolate tasting.

You can also buy her special handmade and hand-rolled chocolate truffles that made her quite a well-known figure in NYC including signature confection - Buttercrunch.

You can find the shop at 148 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002 or take an online class by visiting their website.

Have you been to any of these? Or maybe you have more recommendations to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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