Hot cocoa bombs — winter’s instantly popular new chocolatey treat — are taking Long Island (and the rest of the world) by storm.
The bombs are chocolate molds filled with hot cocoa and marshmallows. By pouring hot milk on it, the molds quickly transform into hot chocolate.
The craze kicked off this holiday season thanks to several viral TikTok videos.
With the demand so high on Long Island, we created a quick guide to some places offering the dessert.
We also sprinkled some variety from places doing their own renditions of the bombs.
Torte Jeff Pie Company
Lisa Harris, an owner of Torte Jeff Pie Company in Port Jefferson, began selling her cocoa bombs about three weeks ago.
Harris says all of the bombs are made in house with swiss chocolate and come in the following styles:
A standard bomb ($5) has white marshmallows, and a deluxe bomb ($8.50) is made with hand-made peppermint marshmallows.
There’s a bomb with multi-colored marshmallows.
Torte Jeff also offers a peanut butter cookie bomb with peanut butter drizzle and peanut butter chips.
“The response was so overwhelming,” said Harris, who added her shop has sold between 50-75 bombs a week since launching the product.
“My premium ingredients are what I’m focused on with my bombs.”
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Toast Coffeehouse in Bay Shore
One of the things that makes the cocoa bombs unique at Toast Coffeehouse in Bay Shore is the flavors.
There’s chocolate salted caramel, peanut butter mocha, classic double chocolate, peppermint mocha, and most recently, Nutella bombs.
“They’re made with love and made in house,” said John Ceravino, co-owner of Toast in Bay Shore. “Our flavors constantly change.”
There are also boozy bombs.
One is made with Jackson Morgan Banana Whiskey Cream, and another is served as a classic Irish Cream Baileys bomb.
The alcohol comes on the side if you choose to have a boozy bomb.
All bombs are made in-house. The chocolate comes from Kerri’s Kandies in Coram.
Pricing per bomb is $8.85 for the regular and $12.95 for boozy bombs.
Call (631) 647-9560 to place your order.
Christine Alioto; a Patchogue native who takes orders from home
The person behind the popular cocoa bombs at Toast in Patchogue, Maureen’s Kitchen in Smithtown, and PeraBell Food Bar in Patchogue is doing house calls.
Meet Christine Alioto.
She’s a Patchogue native who is currently selling individual bombs and six-packs.
Alioto has various bombs for people to choose from, such as milk chocolate, milk caramel, milk peanut butter, milk candy cane, dark chocolate, dark chocolate mint, and white chocolate.
Boozy bombs are offered as well in three styles:
A peanut butter cup bomb, which is filled with Screwball Whiskey. The other two are different types of Irish bombs; one with Baileys and one with Jameson.
Alioto, who sells about 300 to 400 bombs a week from her home, currently accepts orders through text (631-219-3275.)
Each bomb, depending on what type a customer chooses, ranges between $5-$8 each.
“It’s like people are addicts with this stuff,” said Alioto. “I would drop my bombs off at Maureen’s Kitchen and by the time I finished my coffee, half would be gone.”
Pricing for sets
- Orders of four| $22
- Gift box of six |$28
- Gift box of 12| $50
The Sayville Chocolatier is all in on the chocolate bomb game.
The chocolate shop offers milk cocoa, dark cocoa, white cocoa bombs, and a yeti bomb with white cocoa powder with marshmallows and white chocolate.
Each bomb is sold for $6.99, and they offer a special four-pack for $29.99.
Sayville Chocolatier bombs are created by owner Mary Ellen Verabarg and her daughters Jessica Mordente and Kate Verabarg. They use real Belgian chocolate made in house by their chocolate tempering machine.
“The demand is real,” said Mordente, adding that they’ve struggled to keep bombs stocked.
This location sells over 1,000 a week.
The shop owner says to act quickly if you’d like to snag a bomb of your own.
ITA Kitchen in Bay Shore
Bay Shore’s new Italian restaurant ITA Kitchen added chocolate bombs to its menu this winter season.
The restaurant, whose bombs were featured on FOX 5 News, is serving it with steamed milk for the children and steamed RumChata or a shot of Frangelico or Baileys for the adults.
Christina Sorrentino, of ITA Kitchen, said they’ve been selling around 140 bombs a week.
The standard bombs are $6.95 and the boozy ones are $10.95.
For more information on their hot cocoa bombs, click here.