Baum Image Group: New York”s Largest Chocolate Festival Makes Manhattan Debut at Lexington Armory

Chocolate-covered bacon from Bacon Bites is among the many unique items that chocolate lovers will find at Chocolate World Expo. (Photo: Business Wire)

As a special holiday treat, Chocolate World Expo NYC will host two 45-minute performances by the Beatles tribute band Ob-La-Di, at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively.

With choices ranging from healthy and nutritious to decadent and delicious, attendees will get to sample, purchase and otherwise indulge in gourmet chocolates, baked goods, fudge, gelato, specialty foods, cheeses, wines, beers and much more from over 60 local and regional vendors.

Among the unique product offerings at Chocolate World Expo NYC are chocolate-covered bacon, alcohol-infused fudge, gourmet-flavored marshmallows and s’mores, chocolate balsamic vinegar, chocolate wine, chocolate cheese and even chocolate-covered pickles! For ready-to-eat treats, there will be authentic Belgian-style waffles dipped in white, dark or milk chocolate, as well as chocolate tamales.

Wine tastings and sales will be presented by Americana Vineyards, Pazdar Winery and Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery. Chatham Brewing Company, winner of the Matthew Vassar Award for best brewery in the Hudson Valley at TAP New York, will offer tastings and sales of its great craft beers.

In recognition of Chocolate World Expo’s significant emphasis on locally-produced products and ingredients, the show has received a “farmers market” designation from the State of New York. Besides the local wineries and vendors who use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, participating farms include Breezie Maples Farm, East End Apiaries and Hudson Valley Fresh.

Admission to Chocolate World Expo NYC is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 through 11. Children under 5 are free.

Chocolate World Expo is a production of Baum Image Group. Prior Baum Image Group events include the official Woodstock 35th Anniversary Celebration in 2004 (under license from Woodstock Ventures) and the New York Chocolate Expo.