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For the love of chocolate

Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way! What could be more true to this sentiment than showing love to the community? At Greene Grape Provisions, we host a unique community of local food producers and farmers. By cutting out large distribution chains, we work with them directly to bring you high quality and ethically produced ingredients and products that give each producer the opportunity to continue to grow their business. And what could be sweeter this Valentine’s Day than supporting New York’s finest chocolatiers?

Valentine’s Day, while known for its mainstream commercial appeal, still holds a special place in our hearts. At the very least, any excuse to indulge in chocolate is fine by us! “Fair-trade, sustainably sourced, hand-crafted, and comes all wrapped up like a delicious gift,” are qualities that Senior Buyer Laura Heifetz says she looks for when supplying us with a bountiful selection of small-batch cocoa confections. And while life is like a box of chocolates, we think everyone deserves to know what they’re gonna get—at least when it comes to supporting a sustainable food system. So here’s our Valentine’s round-up to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Eat Chic puts a spin on the classics with chocolate hearts, made with other local creations like bean-to-bar Raaka chocolate, and Stagg Jams Cherry-Chai jam. While 50 million roses are given out every Valentine’s day, Jon Good’s box of artfully painted chocolate roses, filled with a delicate rosewater chocolate ganache, will set you apart from the bunch. And if chocolate seems too de rigeur, Fruition has got you covered with delectable brown butter caramels, spiked with Hudson Valley Baby Bourbon and dipped in their single origin dark chocolate.
To all of you who love chocolate or know a chocolate lover, we think this is a great week to treat your family, treat your friends, and definitely treat yourself!

Angela GelsoFor the love of chocolate
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Vere Chocolate

Vere chocolate

The most recent Edible Manhattan has a great article on Vere chocolate, which we carry at Provisions. Our favorite right now is the espresso and anise bar – it’s like ordering a chocolate torte, an espresso and a sambuca all at once and is a perfect healthy after-dinner treat. Made in their Manhattan factory, it is certified organic, vegan, gluten free and contains no preservatives.

Vere is part of the bean-to-bar movement that encourages ethical trade in selecting its ingredients. To read the entire Edible Manhattan article, click here.

Greene GrapeVere Chocolate
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December 13 Port and Chocolate Tasting

Please join us in the Brooklyn wine store tonight, December 13 from 5-7pm as we offer Free tastes of NuNu Chocolates and Ruby, Tawny and Late Bottled Vintage Ports from Infantado, the first estate-bottled port producer in the Douro.

Port and chocolate make great gifts – combine that with the fact that we’re offering a FREE Gift Box (value $6) for every purchase over $15 at the wine store and every purchase over $25 at the food store and you’ve got an easy peasy way to make someone happy this holiday.

Greene GrapeDecember 13 Port and Chocolate Tasting
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