Aigner Chocolates Named Best Chocolate Shop In New York State
Aigner Chocolates, a Forest Hills favorite, was declared the Best Chocolate Shop in New York State on Valentine’s Day by quiz and list website, MentalFloss.
The article lists one chocolate shop per state and describes each shop with a short summary. Out of all the chocolate shops in NYC, Aigner took the crown.
“When it comes to chocolate, New York City is a competitive place. But Aigner Chocolates is a step above the rest, as evidenced by the shop’s long history. Opened in 1930, Aigner sells (and ships) chocolate barks, cordials, and marshmallows that are made using the kitchen’s original kettles and spoons.” -Suzanne Raga, Author, Mental Floss
Since the Aigner Family’s departure from the business in 2015, new owners, Mark Libertini and Rachel Kellner have strived to maintain the shop’s integrity. The recipes, ingredients, and traditions have remained largely unchanged at Aigner Chocolate’s and that is more than apparent to the locals who shop there.
This little chocolate shop in Forest Hills has been delighting chocolate lovers near and far for almost 90 years now.
“I’m still kind of in disbelief. My husband [co-owner Mark Libertini] and I feel honored and really fortunate to carry on the tradition of Aigner Chocolates because it’s a neighborhood institution. We’re thrilled to be making chocolate and to be making people happy” said Kellner.
Valentine’s Day chocolates are currently on sale buy one get one free and heart boxes are 25% off.