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Newday's best chocolate cakes and chocolates


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Newday's best chocolate cakes and chocolates

mcf | Mar 19, 2009 08:34 AM

I can't say I've eaten cakes from any of the bakeries listed in todays's article about the best chocolate cakes, but HUH?

I live in Huntington, which is a tad more than a tiny speck on the LI culinary landscape, and has one of the best bakeries I've ever patronized, and I remember the old Glen Oaks Garden Bake Shop of decades ago.

How does Port Washington rate three bakery listings when Fiorello Dolce on Wall St. in Huntington village get overlooked? For the record, they make the most fabulous, not overly sweetened chocolate truffle cake you will find anywhere, with huge truffles edging the entire top, one for everyone! It's a sight for the eyes, too. I have no affiliation with them, btw, except as a customer who's thrilled that Huntington finally has such a fabulous bakery and wants to make sure they stay put. They also make a wonderful flourless chocolate cake.

In this same vein, Newsday routinely trots the same old tired chocolate shops, including the sub par Bon Bon in Huntington. I live in Huntington village, but I drive to Azure chocolate in Centerport for chocolates that beat Bon Bon's and Vosges in every way by a country mile.

I guess I'd like to know how many bake shops that haven't shown up on previous Newday lists and in articles were sampled for this feature. What total number was winnowed down to the usual suspects and what criteria were used? Tasting notes would be helpful, too.

Sorry to sound a sour note, but I take my chocolate VERY seriously, and I want detailed taste and texture descriptions, not just price lists and addresses.

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