The holiday gift that my business sent last year to several hundred customers and suppliers included a box of 12 chocolates. It was an easy choice - Garrison Confections was located upstairs in our building on 23rd street and made great stuff. They had a box made in our choice of color, had our logo stamped on it, and had our logo printed on a ribbon (again our choice of color). The chocolates were darn good too.
We're a New York business and proud of it. Garrison Confections has moved to Providence R.I. We'd like to to include great chocolates in our gift this year, and would prefer that they be made in New York City.
I've contacted Jacque Torres, they don't do custom boxes or ribbons, they want to push their own name and brand. Chocolate Bar in the village doesn't make their own chocolates (the last box I got from them was very good, and combined Garrison and Jacque Torres chocolates). My father used to take us to Lilac forty years ago and I still love their chocolate covered ginger, but their more upscale chocolates you could put in a box aren't really special.
Does anyone have recommendations for made in New York City chocoloates that are really good and from a company that might be willing to work with us a little and that won't bust the bank? Or should I stick to our former neighbor and forgive them leaving the city?