Bergen’s Best: Chocolate Edition

sookBergen County has a wonderful selection of local chocolate shops that create homemade specialties year-round. These confectionaries are particularly spectacular for sweet holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter and Passover. Satisfy your sweet tooth at any of these shops:

Matisse Chocolatier

260 Grand Ave., Englewood, 201-568-2288

This gourmet chocolatier has been in business since 1995, creating fresh chocolate specialty items, custom chocolate platters and baskets, chocolate-covered fruit and more. Notable are the fruit nut clusters, truffles, cordials, peanut butter cups, chocolate bark and chocolate lollipops.

Bischoff’s Confectionary

468 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, 201-836-0333

Since 1934, this old-fashioned ice cream parlor has also carried a full line of chocolates made especially for the store.

Critchley’s Chocolates and Candy

812 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge, 201-967-1800

For more than 50 years, Critchley’s has filled its shop – a former church – chock-full of homemade chocolate specialties, including their famous chocolate-covered strawberries that are made fresh daily.



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