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More cookies. And chocolate.

I was at Levain Bakery the other day, so you know I had to walk around the corner and pop into the Jaques Torres since I was in the area (Note:  1 other Manhattan location & 1 in Dumbo, Brooklyn).  No brainer to the draw for me here.  It’s everything I love about sweets… chocolate and baked goods in one location!  The thing to try here is apparently the hot chocolate, but I was terrible and bypassed it and headed straight for the cookies and chocolate.  Again, dessert on the brain.

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookie: Jacques Torres

Chocolate-Chip Cookie. When you order, you can opt to have it warm.  Yes, like fresh baked warm.  Bonus points here.  The chocolate in the cookie is stellar.  Be forewarned though, that served warm it’s a tad messy.   So extra napkins!!   This cookie is chewy  in the middle, but crispy around the edges.  I’m not a big fan of the crispy edges, because I like my cookies soft all the way through.  However, its better than most.  Is it worth the $2.50 though?  I’m not really sold.  Recommended, but not the best I’ve ever had.  For the traditionalists that like their cookies perfectly round and flat though (see my Levain Bakery blog below), you’ll appreciate.

I opted to try some of the milk chocolates while I was around as well.  I had a Heavenly Hazelnut, and a chunk of their Milk Chocolate Bark.  The bark is $1.25 an ounce, and the individual chocolates are $1.50 each.  The hazelnut piece was okay, but I wasn’t blown away.  I thought the filling was a little too sweet.  Better than Godiva, but I am still of the opinion though that if you want to pay a pretty penny for chocolate visit La Maison De Chocolate.  The milk chocolate bark on the other hand, a recommend.  Chocolate with nuts are always a great combo.  Great flavor, perfectly creamy, and nice texture too.   And did I mention you can get it in a range of different sizes?

-Jules

7 out of 10 stars.

Jaques Torres Chocolate Shop
285 Amsterdam Ave
(between 73rd St & 74th St)
New York, NY 10023

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