A Family Tradition: The Fine Art of Chocolate Making

The Krause family has been making exceptional candies for over 80 years. Owner Karl Krause is a third generation confectioner who uses his grandfather’s recipes and hand-dipping techniques. Each chocolate is a unique creation made in our own candy store. With three stores located in Saugerties, New Paltz and Rhinebeck, we've been Voted Hudson Valley’s Best Chocolates / Candy store for over 18 years! It’s no wonder our loyal customers rave, ‘It’s the best chocolate they’ve ever had!’.

There are over fifty varieties of unique, hand-dipped chocolates, an assortment of flavors of creamy homemade fudge and melt-in-your-mouth peanut brittle. Most varieties are available in milk or semi-sweet chocolate. The premium chocolate Karl uses originated with a Swiss formula and taste, above all else, is paramount. The milk chocolate, as its name implies, contains more milk and is lighter and sweeter than the robust, stronger flavored semi-sweet chocolate.

Unlike cheaper quality chocolates, which contain waxes or oils, Karl’s choice of chocolate has a rich flavor with no unpleasant after-taste. He uses only freshly roasted nuts and the finest imported dried fruits from around the world.