Top Pick Of The Week

December 14, 2004

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After you eat the chocolate jewels, use the leather box for your permanent collection.

The Treat That Keeps on Giving: MarieBelle's Exquisite Chocolate


You need a smashing gift for someone who likes chocolate. You want to give not just “chocolate,” but the most exquisite combination of tastes that will leave sophisticated palates clamoring for more.

MarieBelle’s specialty is taking the highest concentration of fine chocolate—up to 72% cacao beans—and creating plump squares with the richest centers. Whether traditional flavors like raspberry, lemon and hazelnut or nouvelle tastes like saffron, cardamom, and Earl Grey, each is an ethereal experience.

Each piece is a work of art.

If the recipient has a discriminating eye as well as palate, he or she will enjoy the art screened onto the surface of each chocolate. Commissioned from a SoHo painter and a Japanese fashion designer, the designs are so appealing that customers have requested framed prints; and nine different designs have been produced in five different sets of dessert plates by Rosenthal China.

In addition to visual and gustatory pleasure, as the piéce de résistance, the chocolate is packaged in a second gift that will last for generations: a magnificent heirloom red leather chest, custom designed and handcrafted in Italy. Outlined in blue with a brass key, it will be treasured by men and women for desktop items, jewelry, or keepsakes.

And they taste as spectacular
as they look.

This is one gift that will never be forgotten. don’t forget to treat yourself to a box of MarieBelle’s chocolates while you are ordering that gift!

—Karen Hochman




  • Red leather trunk, 9-1/2" x 7" x 3-1/2" filled with 36 pieces (1 lb.) of chocolate, $350.00
  • 36 pieces of chocolate in a special edition 3-tiered red snakeskin-textured box, $85.00
  • 36 pieces of chocolate in a French blue stipple-textured box with brown ribbon, $65.00
  • 4 matching dessert plates by Rosenthal, $138.00
  • Smaller boxes of chocolate for your reward, $21.00-$47.00

Add applicable delivery charges. Prices subject to change.

Purchase online at or by phone daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1.212.925.6999.

Visit MarieBelle’s charming shop in New York City, 484 Broome Street between West Broadway and Wooster Streets in SoHo.


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