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Every delicious item at Li-Lac Chocolates is hand-made, locally in New York City, and guaranteed for freshness. All the signature recipes used today were created by Li-Lac’s founder, George Demetrious, in the 1920s.  His recipes, production methods, and chocolate-loving spirit have been passed down through four generations.

Demetrious, a native of Greece, learned the art of chocolate making in France. In 1923, he immigrated to New York and opened his shop at 120 Christopher Street in the heart of Greenwich Village where he applied his chocolate-making expertise. Using large marble-top tables and copper kettles, Demetrious perfected his recipes for  such confections as: Hazelnut Truffle Squares, Fudge, Creams, Caramels, Butter Crunch, and many other American favorites. He employed a staff of dippers and packers who contributed their own specialized care and attention to detail still found in every Li-Lac Chocolate made today.

Anwar Khoder, Li-Lac’s Master Chocolatier since 1989, together with long-time customers Anthony Cirone and Christopher Taylor, are now the fourth generation of Li-Lac Chocolates owners.  And, as their predecessors, they are committed to upholding the same fine recipes and old-world production standards established by the original founder, George Demetrious, in 1923.   For them: “Li-Lac Chocolates is not just a business, but an integral part of the Greenwich Village history and the community.  We are so very proud to continue to create the best-tasting chocolate in the world, and are proud to be able to uphold the customs and traditions of those who came before us.”

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Our Li-Lac Chocolates Marzipans start off like this…

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And turn out deliciously like this…

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We’re “Stubbornly Old-Fashioned Since 1923,” meaning we adhere to the original methods and high standards of our founder, our chocolatiers are the best in the industry, and we make each and every piece of chocolate with loving care, for you.

Visit us at www.li-lacchocolates.com to see our collections, individual chocolates, chocolate platters, chocolate party favors and more…

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