Chocolate is one of
life's delectable sweet little pleasures, and New York-based Chocolatier
Maribel Lieberman owner of MarieBelle New York
shares her passion with her luxurious chocolate offerings. Whether your chocolate preference is dark
chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate, MarieBelle New York has the
perfect chocolate to appeal to diverse palates. We loved sampling our way
through the tasty offerings.
MarieBelle New York Ganache Collection (16-piece)
not grow on trees, but chocolate does! Well, not chocolate per se, but rather
cacao. Several years ago, we visited the northeast of Brazil and had the
opportunity to see how cacao grows. Planted under the rainforest canopy, it was
almost hard to believe that this ribbed, football-shaped fruit would have the
beginnings of chocolate growing inside it. When cacao is ripe, the skin of the
fruit turns a deep yellow. When you cut the cacao fruit open, you will find a
white pulp that is used to make juice, which incidentally tastes nothing like
chocolate, as well as beans. Once the beans are removed, they are dried and
processed into a powder, which is used in the creation of chocolate.
Interesting to note about cacao, is that the Aztecs used cacao beans in rituals
dating back 2,000 years. The French were drinking hot chocolate by the
mid-1600s, and the Swiss made the first milk chocolate in 1876.
starts with the bean however all cacao beans are not the same. Just as the type
of beans used for coffee elicit different levels of quality and flavor, the
same is also true for cacao beans. Chocolatier Maribel Lieberman, owner of
MarieBelle New York, uses only the rare and highly prized, Criollo cacao beans
from around the world to create her luxurious chocolates, and notes that, "Criollo
cacao makes up less than 10% of worldwide chocolate production." As such, chocolate
afficionados will especially appreciate the care and quality of the ingredients
that go into the making of her artisanal technique MarieBelle New York
of Honduras, Maribel Lieberman showed an entrepreneurial spirit as well as a
sweet tooth as a precocious 8-year old creating sweets and selling them to
neighborhood children. Her passion for fashion took her to New York to the
prestigious Parsons School of Design. Torn between fashion and cuisine, she followed
her heart and opened a gourmet catering company which she ran for five years,
before venturing back to her sweet roots and longtime passion for chocolate.
She opened her first chocolate shop in New York in 2000, and the rest as they
say, is sweet history.
passionate in her belief, "Life is all about pleasure and happiness we find
in food, art and beauty." Chocolate lovers, affectionately referred to as
"chocoholics," of which we are proud to be a part of, have their own
preferences when it comes to chocolate: dark, milk, or white. Our family is
divided when it comes to our chocolate preferences, Edward prefers dark
chocolate, Debra will eat dark or milk chocolate, Debra's sister Joanne prefers
white chocolate, and Victoria, Debra's mother will only eat milk chocolate with
Cocao Market by MarieBelle - Single Origin Bean to Bar
70% Chocolate Honduran Cacao
MarieBelle New York has a delectable line of luxury chocolate products
to appeal to diverse chocolate palates including hot chocolate, ganache,
caramels, bars, beautiful boxes of chocolates, brownies, cakes, chocolate
covered nuts, host and hostess sets, gift sets, corporate gifts, and so much
more. Walking into her shop, or browsing her website, is like finding a
delicious treasure trove of tempting goodies.
name, Luxury Experience, implies, our focus is on luxury and we experience
everything featured in our dedication to "Bringing the Experience of Luxury to You."
In late June 2020, we indulged our taste buds and sampled the 16-piece
MarieBelle New York Ganache Collection ($50, 16-pieces), which arrived in
an attractive blue box tied with their signature brown ribbon. The collection
featured delectable, individually wrapped chocolates proudly bearing iconic
symbols of New York. Perfect as a gift for your favorite New Yorker or as a
tasty souvenir of your visit to the "Big Apple," the 16-piece assortment was a
lovely mélange of flavors which included milk chocolate, dark chocolate,
espresso, caramel salt, passion fruit, pistachio, and more.
Farm-to-Bar Rose Petals and Hibiscus and White Chocolate Bar
sampled one of the chocolate bars from the Cacao Market by MarieBelle
collection, a tasty confection called Farm-to-Bar Rose Petals and
Hibiscus and White Chocolate Bar ($12, 2.8 oz/80 grams), that will delight
lovers of white chocolate. A pretty confection of white chocolate with a
stunning pink pattern and dried rose and hibiscus, the bar was as attractive as
it was delicious.
As a lover
of dark chocolate, Edward was over the moon with Running Espresso Honduran
Trinitario 70% Cacao Chocolate Bar ($9, 2.82 oz/80 grams), as well as with
another tempting dark chocolate offering in the Cacao Market by MarieBelle, the
Single Origin, Bean-To-Bar, made with 70% Dark Chocolate
Honduran Cacao ($5, 1.41 oz/40 grams). Which type was our favorite?
We are still deciding while savoring the delectable chocolates. This may
require a few more tastings ... mmm.
Running Espresso Honduran Trinitario 70% Cacao Chocolate Bar
are looking for a perfect gift for your favorite chocoholic or for yourself,
MarieBelle New York has something to suit. Although perfect for special
occasions and holidays, why wait? Celebrate life everyday with small
indulgences, you deserve it!
added plus, MarieBelle Chocolates are Kosher Certified by National Kosher
Supervision. Their kashrus certification extends to all retail stores, products
available online through their website and corporate gifts. Please visit the
website for additional Kosher Certification information: www.Mariebelle.com/our-kosher-certification/
more about MarieBelle Chocolates and to purchase their exceptional products please
visit their website: www.mariebelle.com or telephone them at: +1-646-763-2196
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