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Sweets Along the Great Lakes             As seen in Westchester Magazine October 2016 Classic Midwestern desserts are a bit harder to find, but they’re available if you know where to look. Call ahead to Blue Tulip in Rye for a batch of buckeye candies, named for the confection’s resemblance to the nut of the Ohio state tree. Chocolatier Diane Holland ele [...]

BLUE TULIP CHOCOLATES            All confections are handmade on premises by professional chocolatiers and prepared using only the freshest of ingredients. They start by using exquisite chocolate from France and Belgium, then add fresh dairy products from Vermont and France. Their single-origin and special bars are made with a delicious 69 percent dark chocolate from [...]

Author, columnist and actress Arianna Huffington, who was the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Sole Sisters Luncheon at the Greenwich Country Club on April 19, received a pair of chocolate shoes created by Blue Tulip Chocolates. The fundraising event benefitsed programs and agencies working to meet the most critical needs identified in the Greenwich United Way Needs Assessment Report. [...]

Indulge in Desserts Thank you to the Scarsdale Inquirer!Try thinking out of the box – a box of chocolate, that is. Step into Blue Tulip Chocolates in Rye for a treat to your palate and eyes. Everything is made fresh in their kitchen, which is visible for customers who can watch the magic of chocolate in the making. In fact, Blue Tulip, which was voted in the Top 100 from Serendipity Magazi [...]

What a great way to start off the new year. We were awarded one of the Top 100 from Serendipity Magazine. We all love the magazine; its food sections are fabulous and the articles are always timely and interesting. It is wonderful to be a part of their recommended few. So pick up the January Serendipity Magazine and check us out. You may also want to keep up digitally on Serendipity Social.co [...]

Every wedding is special. We are lucky to have customers that entrust us to create their wedding favors. With all the coordinating, organizing and stress that planning a wedding entails, the last thing that you need are disappointing party favors. This season we were lucky to be able to create wedding favors for a terrific couple. Meighan and her family were amazing. They seemed to have every [...]

Heaven In a Mug! Sip the delicious hot cocoa at Blue Tulip while you watch chocolates being made by the team of experts lead by chocolatier and owner Diane Holland. Don’t even try and resist the truffles, chocolate bars and bark. Sign up for a chocolate making workshop here for extra fun. Blue Tulip Chocolates 137 Purchase St., Rye. 481-4840 bluetulipchocolates.com As see in Westchest [...]

That's right, our truffles are featured on the cover of the December issue of Serendipity Magazine. If you look further you'll see them again under Grande Finale Desserts with an accompanying article providing the truffle recipe. It is exciting to be front and center and have our products recognized. So pick up the latest issue of Serendipity, feast your eyes on the fabulous local chefs' desserts [...]

This article was published in both the Rye and Harrison City Reviews on October 30, 2015 Outstanding Women of 2015 In 100 words or less, describe the gist of your business.At Blue Tulip Chocolates our focus is on creating fine luxury chocolates that are as beautiful as they are delicious. It is our mission to delight your senses through chocolate.  We offer confections fresh daily, tast [...]

I began teaching workshops as a way to give back to our community.Westchester and Fairfield counties are such great places to live and to raise children. So many fabulous things to do and so many great people. As my kids have grown older, I wanted to find a way of continuing to be a part of this community. At BTC, we give back to the community every month, by donating a workshop or products to a [...]

Thanks to all of your that joined us Friday, October 16 at G. Griffin Wine & Spirits! Doug's knowledgeable sommelier led us through the complexities of wine production in an easy and enjoyable fashion. We sampled delicious red and white wines. I paired his fine wines with exquisite chocolate from Honduras, Venezuela, Africa and the Dominican Republic.  We know that wine and cho [...]

Thanks to Westchester Magazine for including us in their Best Fall Desserts column! It seems that Westchester County has a lot to offer for delectable desserts and we were thrilled to be a part of the offering! [...]

It is wonderful to see our events picked up by the local press. This is from  MyRye.com. On Friday, October 16, 4-6:30 p.m. Doug Kooluris, owner of G. Griffin Wine & Spirits, and Diane Holland, Owner of Blue Tulip Chocolates announce a collaborative Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Griffin Wine & Spirits, 498 Forest Avenue, Rye. The public is invited to the tasting on Friday, October 16 [...]

Saturday October 3rd, Blue Tulip Chocolates will offer complimentary chocolate samples from 12 PM-4PM. These samples will be of unique and exquisite chocolates from around the world. Chef Diane will be on premises to discuss the history of chocolate as well as the complexities and flavors of these unique chocolate samples. As a thank you- all guests will be given a complimentary favor of [...]

Sunshine, mild temperatures, water view and great food. It doesn't get much better than that! We had a great time at Serendipity Magazine's Greenwich Food and Wine Festival, Saturday, September 26.BTC elves woke up early to arrive at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich and set up samples for the 2000+ people expected to join us at the Grand Tasting Tent. Andrea, Tina and Kelsey tirelessly set- [...]

Count the Chicklets in the Jar and Win!Great Gift for: Mom, a girl's night out and any celebration! No purchase necessary, just come to the shop and enter your guess!   You will win: a workshop for 4 people focused on the techniques used by professionals. Participants will work with superb chocolate from Belgium and France and enjoy one of our exclusive [...]

As seen in Inside Rye and the Rye Daily Voice RYE, N.Y. — Expect colorful hearts and lips -- with messages inside -- along with assorted chocolate goodies at Blue Tulip Chocolates where Valentine's Day ranks among one of the store's busiest days of the year.  "We love Valentine's Day," said owner Diane A. Holland. "It gives us a chance to create a lo [...]

Taste Test Tuesday: Valentine's Day Chocolates,  Westchester-Based And National;  How do Westchester's chocolatiers match up against the national brands? Find out in our first ever Valentine’s Day chocolate box challenge. BY JOHN BRUNO TURIANO.We've all either received or given a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day (if not, our condolences), but with so many choice [...]

We wish all of our customers the very best of the season! [...]

BTC Shop is Serendipity Magazine's chocolate shop of choice! Thanks to the wonderful people at Serendipity Magazine. Thanks to Deputy Editor Lexy Schmertz, Assistant Style Editor Casey Deck, Designer Madeline Kelly and their fabulous photographer Bruce Plotkin for choosing our shop for their photo shoot. We had a blast watching the process and of course, we loved the placement in their November [...]