The Hampton Chocolate Factory Opens its First store location in the Hamptons on Main Street in Southampton, NY. Now, for the first time the Hamptons has its very own brand of delicious luxury, artisan all natural, preservative free, kosher chocolates.
October 16, 2014, The Hampton Chocolate Factory is pleased to announce just in time for the holiday gift giving season, the grand opening of its first retail location in the Hampton’s at 94 Main Street, Southampton NY. They will be sharing space with Vines & Branches, which offers specialty infused olive oils creating a one stop specialty food, chocolate tasting and gift buying destination right on Main Street in Southampton. “We are very excited to have a showcase for our luxury artisan chocolates, gourmet gift baskets, and luxury bonbons boxes. We couldn’t have a better partner or a better location in the Hamptons” says Evan Gappelberg co-owner of the Hampton Chocolate Factory with his wife Caroline.
The Hampton Chocolate Factory launched its website and wholesale business featuring, artisanal chocolate bars, organic cookies, boxed bonbons and more in April 2014 right before the summer crowds started flocking out to the Hamptons to party, fish, swim and take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. For the Gappelberg’s who moved out from the Upper Westside in 2003, living and working in the Hamptons has been a dream come true. With their sweet new venture they have experienced a whirlwind of new activity as they have spent their time going from Westhampton to Montauk Point and every town in between signing up accounts to gain exposure for The Hampton Chocolate Factory brand. “The response from day one was phenomenal, people absolutely love the taste and really appreciate the look and style of our packaging. “With the Hampton Chocolate Factory we had the intention of creating a line of delicious, decadent and artful chocolate treats for both year round residents as well as the summer crowd”. With this new Southampton store location and the collaboration with the former pasty chef from NYC restaurant Daniel of the world famous Daniel Boulud they are well on their way to accomplishing their goal.
With the new storefront location people can now come in to taste Hampton Chocolate Factory artisan luxury chocolate and experience the brand and product offerings all year round. With the fall season, The Hampton Chocolate Factory is now serving a delicious and decadent artisan hot chocolate, which is already getting rave reviews. They have big and exciting expansion plans by offering artisan ice cream enrobed in Valrhona luxury chocolate all summer long. As if the Hamptons weren’t sweet enough, with the Hampton Chocolate Factory store opening it just got a little sweeter!