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Chocolate Sampling at the Adirondacks Welcome Center in April

Posted: 4/13/2022 - 3-Minute Read

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Chocolate Sampling at the Adirondacks Welcome Center in April

QUEENSBURY, NY — The Taste NY Vending Market at the Adirondacks Welcome Center is stocked with New York-crafted candy options for Easter baskets and spring gifts.

In addition, the public is invited to stop by the Welcome Center on Fridays in April to taste complimentary samples of locally-made chocolates. These and many other candy products are available for purchase from the Taste NY Vending Market.

The first sampling on April 8 was with Barkeater Chocolates of North Creek and included milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and dark chocolate with sea salt varieties of Barkeater’s Grown-Up Peanut Butter Cups as well as Mini Milk Eggs. Remaining sampling events include:

  • April 15 - Chip 'n Dipped Chocolatier, Huntington, New York
    Flavors: Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Campfire Marshmallow, Cinnamon Bun Bar, Dark Chocolate Thin Mints in the Middle, Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut
  • April 22 - Fruition Chocolate Works, Shokan, New York
    Flavors: Brown Butter Milk Chocolate and Hudson Bourbon Dark Milk
  • April 29 - Apothecary Chocolates, Colton, New York
    Flavors: The Artisanal Collection, which includes an assortment of handcrafted truffles - Coconut Turmeric, Chai Tea, Sea Salt Cayenne Caramel, Blackberry Chaga, Maple, Birch, Lavender Honey, and Pear-Mint.

Taste NY shoppers can also find several other unique ideas for local spring gifts and Easter baskets at the Taste NY Vending Market, including: 

  • Apt. 3 Bakery - Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Nettle Meadow Farm & Artisan Cheese - Wild Dandelion Infused Rhubarb & Honey Chevre, Fromage Blanc, Roasted Red Pepper Fromage Frais
  • Barkeater Chocolates - Mini Milk Eggs and Mini Dark Eggs
  • Caliva Cookie Co. - Spring Limoncello Biscotti 
  • Battenkill Fibers - Knit socks made with local wool

Egg Hunt

Visitors to Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center between April 4-18 are invited to hunt for colorful eggs hidden around the Welcome Center. Find and return five eggs to win a special Taste NY treat - you’ll love these bear shaped milk chocolate from Barkeater Chocolates! Participants can redeem eggs at the Visitor Services desk between 9am-5pm, daily. Find a wide variety of chocolates and other candies available for purchase in the Taste NY Vending Market. 

Visitor Services

Market staff are also assisting visitors daily and promoting regional events in the month of April, including the 29th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour, which is held on April 23 and April 24. Winter farmers’ markets around the region are wrapping up the season this month before reopening their outdoor locations in May and June. Check out for a list of winter markets that are open in April.

About Taste NY

The Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth and recognition since it was created in 2013. The program, which is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets, creates opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the State and at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair and the Barclays Tournament at Bethpage State Park. It has also helped the farms and companies participating in the program to reach more customers, increase online sales, and, in many cases, expand the processing capacity of their business. Taste NY’s food and beverage businesses also support the state’s farmers by using New York grown and produced ingredients in their products. For a complete list of Taste NY locations, hours of operation and contact information, visit the Taste NY website. Connect with Taste NY through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB

The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB, Inc. strives to drive tourism to the Lake George region year-round while fostering a vibrant business community. The Chamber seeks to promote growth and development of its member businesses by offering networking events, educational programs, ribbon cuttings and other opportunities. Founded in 1952, the Chamber is a member-driven, not-for-profit 501 C (6) corporation. The Chamber, with a regional mindset, comprises more than 440 members in various sectors of the business community. The Chamber staffs the Visitor Center on the corner of Beach Road and Canada Street in the village of Lake George and the Adirondacks Welcome Center on the Northway between Exits 17 and 18 and typically serves more than 100,000 visitors annually. The Chamber also publishes an annual Travel Guide with a 70,000 circulation and a Community & Business Directory geared toward people and businesses looking to move to the area. The Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LGRCVB) is a division of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB and works as an extension of the Warren County Tourism Department. While the Tourism Department markets Warren County to the leisure consumer tourism market, the mission of the LGRCVB is to bring year-round, weather-proof group business to Warren County in the form of meetings, conventions, reunions, sports events, weddings, and more. Learn more at . Connect with the Chamber on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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