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HALLOWEEN: Zoë’s Chocolate Skulls, Bats, Ghosts & Bonbons

You don’t necessarily associate chocolate with Greece. But Zoë’s Chocolate started with Zoë’s great Aunt Mary and Uncle Jim, who emmigrated to America in 1902. They built a small pushcart to sell homemade, hand-rolled chocolate confections made from their parents’ recipes.

Their small pushcart quickly grew into a thriving business, and soon they opened a store, Chocolatier Petros, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Mary wrote to her brother Petros, Zoë’s grandfather, to come to the U.S. to work in the chocolate business. Petros and his wife worked side by side in the business for many years.

Zoe’s father, George decided to visit her grandfather’s family, and began learning the recipes. He met his wife, Elaini, and the visit turned into a permanent stay.

George, a master chocolatier, has been making the family chocolates ever since—now along with Zoe’s brother, Petros.
Every bite of Zoë’s Chocolate is packed with three generations of love and devotion. But there’s also fun, as you can see in these gourmet Halloween chocolates.

 

Halloween dudes: skills in white, dark and milk chocolate. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.

 
GOURMET HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE

Chocolate Bark: How about a bag of batalicious bark (photo below)? White chocolate is decorated with Halloween’s favorite flying friend ($14).

Chocolate Skulls: Spookalicious skulls are available in dark, milk or white chocolate (photo above, $3.50 each).

Marshmallow Ghosts: Soft and gooey ghostly marshmallows with hints of Tahitian vanilla are perfect for those who don’t like chocolate (yes, there are some folks like that). For a ghoulish trick, watch the ghosts disappear in a cup of hot chocolate ($12.00 for a box of 3).

Petros’ Pumpkin: Hollow dark chocolate pumpkins are filled with chewy sea salt caramels and delicious Drunken Pumpkin chocolate—milk chocolate ganache blended with a silky pumpkin puree and combined with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of Cognac. Classic and beautiful, as well as delicious fun ($18.00).

Head over to ZoesChocolate.com to order yours.

 


Go batty for white chocolate bark. Photo by
Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.

  BEAUTIFUL BONBONS

If your idea of chocolate is a box of ganache- and caramel-filled bonbons, look at Zoë’s classic fare.

While we don’t have space to show them here, head over to ZoesChocolates.com to see them for yourself: beautiful bonbons, half of which have Greek accents:

  • Greek-Inspired Flavors: Aegean Pistachio, Chestnut, Black Daphne Chocolate (flavored with the Port-like Mavrodaphne wine from the Peleponnese in Greece), Dionysus Baklava, Caffe with Greek coffee beans, Mediterranean Citrus, Orange Flower, Persephone’s Pomegranate, Tahini.
  • Classic Favorites:Apple Pie, Black Raspberry, Chewy Sea Salt Caramels, Dark Cacao Nib Ganache, Fleur de Sel Liquid Caramel, Mint, Pinot Noir Infused Fleur de Sel and for the fall season, Spiced Pear Walnut.
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    Writing this has taken its toll: We must find a piece of chocolate!

     

      




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