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For Easter, The Food Emporium is offering upscale chocolate items, including Chocolat Schonenberger exclusively at its Manhattan stores, as well as high-end products from Fritz Knipschildt and Joseph Schmidt.
Created especially for Easter, Schonenberger Swiss chocolates come in an assortment of flavors and holiday shapes, including Miniature Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Rabbits (0.71 ounces, $1.69 each); a Milk Chocolate Bunny (1.23 ounces, $2.99) and a White Chocolate Duck (1.76 ounces, $3.99).
Additionally, Norwalk, Conn.-based chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt’s Easter collection is back at the A&P-owned gourmet food banner for 2009. The brightly colored artisan chocolate eggs are filled with a ganache center. Knipschildt’s chocolates come in egg cartons or paper boxes and include an Ensemble of Chocolate Easter Eggs (nine pieces, $28), Chocolate Quail Eggs (18 pieces, $28), Five a Side Chocolate Eggs (five pieces, $18.99), a Carousel of Chocolate Eggs (nine pieces, $25) and Mini Chocolate Quail Eggs (five pieces, $8.99).
Also available at The Food Emporium are Joseph Schmidt’s seasonal confections. The decorative egg-shaped box ($21) contains milk chocolate, dark chocolate, sea salt caramel, orange sherbet, dark raspberry and wild strawberry flavors, while the cracked egg-shaped box ($19.99) is decorated with hand-painted flowers and holds five all-dark and five all-milk wrapped petite truffles.
The Food Emporium is part of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.’s family of supermarkets. The Montvale, N.J.-based company operates 444 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia under the following banners: A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Super Fresh and Food Basics.