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Retro Chocolate

New gourmet chocolate bar based on old-fashioned candy flavors

New York. Gourmet Garage has launched a new candy product, Retro Bars, designed and created by Chocolate Bar.

Retro Bars use old-fashioned candy flavors, including Malted Milk, Key Lime Pie, Caramel Apple, PB&J, Raspberry Jam and Salted Pretzel. The inspiration for the retro chocolate flavors came from boardwalk candy stores, local soda shops, and state fairs. Each Retro Bar weighs in at 2.25 ounces and contains a classic crème center smothered in the finest gourmet chocolate. The bars cost $3.00 at retail.

Chocolate Bar, who won the 2004 Time Out New York Eat Out Award for “Best Chocolate Store,” describes their retro chocolate flavors: Malted Milk, the soda shop favorite in creamy milk chocolate; Salted Pretzel, tasty bits of salted pretzel in milk chocolate; Caramel Apple, the Chocolate Bar version of the beloved caramel apple on a stick; Key Lime Pie, a slice of key lime pie wrapped in dark chocolate; PB&J, chocolate poured over the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich; Raspberry Jam, two classic schoolyard flavors combined into one perfect bar.

Gourmet Garage has multiple locations in the New York City area, including Soho, Greenwich Village, the East Side, and the West Side. Founded in 1981, Gourmet Garage started as a wholesale distribution company servicing New York’s finest restaurants. The company opened its first retail outlet in Manhattan in 1992, and now offers a wide variety of specialty, natural, organic, and traditional food items. New York Magazine selected Gourmet Garage as one of “the best food markets in New York City.”

Calling itself "a candy store for grown-ups", Chocolate Bar offers style, comfort and classic New York treats. Chocolate Bar features menu items which include authentic New York Egg Creams, coffee by illy Caffe, fine teas by Serendipitea, and four kinds of iced and hot chocolates and pastries by the City's best bakers. The store earned the 2003 NY Daily News Award for “Best Holiday Sampler.” Online ordering is available through at the firm's web site, which features truffles, chocolate bars, hot chocolate, tea and more.

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