Akin to being the Willy Wonka of New York, Jacques Torres is famous for his way with chocolate, from his mouthwatering cookies to his rich hot chocolate mixes. Just in time for Valentine's Day, the master chocolate maker curated a list of the best and sweetest gifts to buy right now.
“These were originally sold on a standard lollipop stick, but I decided to swap it out with a wooden dowel, add a suggestive phrase in chocolate on the back, and change the name to The Spanker. I can’t keep them in the stores fast enough during Valentine’s! They’re so playful.”
“This is a big hit with the kids. It gives them an excuse to play with their food—and they don’t have to worry about getting in trouble!”
Chocolate Diamond Earrings, Le Vian ($1,200).jared.com
“There are two things that are a guaranteed hit with women—diamonds and chocolate. This gift combines the two. Genius!”
Don't forget to check out Jacques Torres' new 40,000-square-foot facility at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, where he produces everything from his famous chocolate chip cookies to rich hot chocolate mix. 140 58th St., Bldg. B, Ste. 6H, Brooklyn