Our Customer Testimonials
Some say Krause's hand-dipped Chocolates are the best on the planet. But don't take our word for it, listen to what these choco-fanatics have to say! If you'd love to do a little raving yourself, please add your comments here.
Dark chocolate covered ginger is amazing, sophisticated, and. . .
“In an age in which chocolate is being reinvented as an existential sociopolitical experience, Krause's remembers that chocolate is above all - candy.
Finally made it out to the Saugerties mothership after fleeting samples and descriptions of chocolate over the past three years. I knew what I wanted, and they did not disappoint. The dark chocolate covered ginger is amazing, sophisticated, and certainly a snack for any occasion. Similarly, chocolate-covered orange peels were as excellent as billed.
Of note, this dark chocolate isn't the 90% cacao, bitter adventures that is now becoming upper crust chocolate. Instead, it's pretty sweet - Hershey's sweet - and is hell-bent upon melting in the hands (and steering wheel and necktie).
Kudos to the staff for putting together a seven-pound custom order right before a holiday weekend on a day's notice. Additionally, the availability of chocolate-covered frozen bananas (there's always money in the banana stand) makes a visit doubly worthwhile.
Chocolate was meant to taste good. Thanks guys.”
- Steve L., Providence, RI
I can't stop eating them...
"I live in Florida.
This Christmas I received a box of your chocolates. They are delicious! I can't stop eating them. Each day I tell myself: "O.K. Today I will have only two after lunch." Well, that never works out.
Thank you for making such a delicious product. Those chocolates are noticeably different from others.
Had to give you positive feedback because you deserve it."
- Kathryn, North Port, FL
The best I have had...
"Krause's Chocolates have been our family tradition for over 40 years! Absolutely delicious and the best I have had. It's that good. Dark Chocolate Coconut Toasties are OMG good as well as everything. Thank you to all at Krause's Chocolates for making our life sweet all these years!"
- Lin L. and Family, Rhinebeck, NY
I mentioned them in my latest novel...
"My sister introduced me to Krause's when I last visited New York. I liked them so much that I mentioned them in my latest novel, "Detour", which is set in the Mid-Hudson Valley. You might want to check it out. "
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- Devorah F., Port Aransas, TX
I was blown away...
"A couple weeks ago, Drew took a quick 24-hour trip to Saugerties to visit an old college friend of his who moved there with his partner and their little boy. It was to have been a family trip for us, but because of colds the kids and I stayed behind. Drew brought home a box of chocolates for me that were handcrafted at a place in Saugerties, and I was blown away. Krause’s Chocolates are seriously some of the best chocolates I’ve ever had. If you’re a close friend or family member of ours, expect some from us for the holidays this year!"
- Dear Wendy
"Thank you for getting my order out to my girlfriend in such a timely manner. Being deployed is tough but it is great knowing that I can hop online and order something sweet that makes those who are important to me smile even though I'm on the other side of the world. I will most certainly be placing more orders.
- Gerald G.
Best I've ever had...
"I can't express enough how impressed I was with my Christmas gift of your incredible Krause's Chocolates. I especially enjoyed the sea salt caramels, the ginger, orange and marzipan. All were the best I've ever had and I have tried the "previous" best in my worldwide travels. Thank you!"
- Gina F.
The very best...
“I have had chocolates from around the world and the very best I have found are at a family owned business Krause's in Saugerties, NY. Have driven 90 minutes one way to buy them!”
- Anna D., Beacon Falls, CT
THE BEST chocolate...
“Wholeheartedly agree with Anna. Krause's is THE BEST chocolate I've ever tasted, hands down.”
- Annie RH
I love Krause's...
“I love Krause's like no other chocolate in the world!!!”
- Judy H., Poughkeepsie, NY
...nothing compares to Krause's!!
"Hi Chocolate Gods, I just finished my last piece of Krause's from Valentine's Day so I will be over soon to replenish. There is nothing that compares to Krause's!!”
- Ardith Z.
I think your candy is the best...
“Hello everyone at Krause's. I ordered a few different boxes of your wonderful chocolates for Valentine's Day. When I tell you that we can't stop jumping up to those boxes, I mean it! I have ordered from all over the country and I think your candy is the best. Who knew that little old Saugerties could produce a better chocolate than New York City, San Francisco and points near and far…”
- Patricia K., Brooklyn, NY
The good stuff comes from Saugerties...
“I grew up in Woodstock. Since then I’ve lived in Manhattan, down South, Los Angeles, where I live now, and have also been around a bit out of the country. I’ve had chocolate in all those places.Your chocolate is better than Godiva or any other overpriced stuff from Belgium or wherever the good stuff is supposed to come from. The good stuff comes from Saugerties!”
- Peter K.
Awesome molded 3d chocolate....
"OMG! I just received my hand molded 3D chocolate order. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!! Beautifully packaged. Exactly what I was hoping for. Awesome!"
- Donna G.
A little bit of my childhood....
"We moved from Saugerties almost 33 years ago. I remember every Easter morning and our Krauses baskets. I'm so glad I found your site...., I have always told my kids that I grew up on the best chocolate in the world.... now they'll know..."
If you haven't had one yet, you don't know what you're missing...
"Over the past few years, I've been spending alot of time in Saugerties and was told, by a local, that I had to check out Krause's for chocolates. And so I did, and I have become a huge fan!! The chocolate is, by far, some of the best. It actually surpasses some of the well-known names in the market and my latest indulgence is their caramel apples. If you haven't had one yet, you don't know what you're missing. They are incredible. And one of the nicest things about Krause's is the staff...always helpful, always courteous...it's an all-around wonderful visit."
Why’d you wait so long?
"easy to locate;
plenty of parking;
big shady trees on hot days;
a block from the park where you can go swimming;
or, boating....or, picnicking;
delicious smelling store;
cards and cool things to look at;
all sorts of candy....pre-packaged candy....select your own by the piece or the box;
gift wrapping available;
FRIENDLY smiling helpful employees!
other customers always nice;
the chocolate even your in-laws will like receiving from you :)
the perfect treat, in portion-control size (so rich and delicious that you’ll enjoy your time savoring each one!)
my family and i have been delighted eager patrons for over 15 years.
chocolate too good to save for special occasions."
- Ir’lynd O.
Chocolate feeds your soul from Krause’s
"At my birthday party I put out Godiva chocolate because I want Krause’ chocolate to myself. One of my friends said put that away and give us the wonderful delicious Krauses chocolate stop holding out on us."
There’s always room for chocolate
"I absolutely love my Krauses. So much so that I jokingly tell people 'chocolate is my heroin; Krauses is my dealer.' Life is so much sweeter with chocolate from Krauses."
I am a chocoholic!
"I grew up on your chocolate. I came across your web site and just wanted to commend you on your amazing chocolate, great service and informational web page.I will continue to be a loyal customer."
- Danielle D.
The best in Ulster County!
"Any one who lives in Saugerties or any of the surrounding towns know about this place! They make some of the best tasting chocolate around! The staff is always nice and if you have to make a big order for the holidays it’s always ready for you when you come to pick it up. This place really takes pride in its reputation and you can tell by the product they make! Go and check it out!"
- Nick J.
"I LOVE Krauses Chocolates! When I was younger, my mother would always stop in for 4 pieces of chocolate on the way to the mall. Then we’d fight over who got what kind. My favorite is the Dark Chocolate covered oreos...yummy! I highly recommend Krauses Candy for any occasion, whether it be your wedding favors or just a decadent snack!"
- Chris U.
And now that I'm in touch with a person, please bear with me for a moment while I rave about your chocolate. . .
"A friend sent a box to me last week and I've been eating 2 or 3 pieces a day ever since (the limit of my willpower!). We always send Grandma chocolates from her favorite place in Pennsylvania but after I tried Krause's I thought we should take a chance and switch it up on her. I was very surprised when I went to your web site last night at how affordable you are! (15 oz box of nut assortment that we usually send to Grandma from Gardners is $21!). Thanks again!"