ROYCE’ Chinese New Years Wishes Contest

New Years Wish

Share your Chinese New Year’s wishes with ROYCE’ for the chance to win an assortment of ROYCE’ Chocolates. Hand-write your hopes and dreams for the upcoming year and take a picture. Share the photo @roycechocolate on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@roycechocolateusa on Weibo) with the hashtag #ROYCENewYearsWishes. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen March 5th to win a ROYCE’ Chocolate assortment. Chocolates must be picked up at the Bryant Park boutique. Good luck!

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Rules: ROYCE’ Chinese New Years Wishes Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by ROYCE’ Confect USA (“Sponsor”).

One (1) GRAND PRIZES: One (1) assorted gift box of ROYCE’ Chocolates.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to individuals, eighteen (18) years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States. Employees of ROYCE’ Confect USA, subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible.

ENTRY: All entrants must (1) follow @roycechocolate on Instagram™, Facebook, Weibo or Twitter and (2) upload an image of their New Years Wishes, tagged with #ROYCENewYearsWishes. You may only enter electronically. To enter electronically, make an Instagram™ account at http://www.Instagram™.com. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. One winner will be chosen. Submissions must be received by March 5, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) in order to be eligible; entries received after this date will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries. Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the entry must be the original creation of the submitting participant. Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Entries may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the entrant absent a suitable license or permission agreement, proof of which is required. Entries containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.

JUDGING: A winner will be chosen at random. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Potential winners will be notified by Instagram™, Facebook, Weibo, or Twitter comment. Sponsor reserves the right not to select any winning submissions based upon the quality or content of submissions. Potential winners may be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

PRIZE AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded within thirty (30) days after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, for any reason. Sponsor is required by law to report prize values to taxing authorities; all taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest. By entering, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant’s ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these official rules and to disqualify permanently from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules.

© 2015 ROYCE’ Confect USA, 509 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022. “ROYCE’ Chinese New Year Wishes” is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with Instagram™, Facebook or with any of their affiliated companies or subsidiaries. “Instagram” is a trademark of Instagram, LLC in the United States and elsewhere. All other trademarks mentioned in this Contest are the property of their respective owners.

Prize: Specially gift packaged assortment of ROYCE’ Chocolates to be picked up in the Bryant Park boutique.

NewYork.Com Loves ROYCE’ Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

 Give your valentine the Royal Treatment by gifting her one of the most unique chocolates in New York City.

Newyork.com reporter, Alia Akkam, raves that “Netflix nights are taken to new heights” when combined with ROYCE’ Popcorn Chocolate.

Stop into one of our three NYC boutiques to choose the most unique gift for your Valentine.

 

 

 

ROYCE’ Chocolate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

This Valentine’s Day, give your love the Royal Treatment with ROYCE’ Chocolates. Not sure which one to pick? Use our handy gift guide and in-store signs to lead you to the perfect gift.

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Surprise your Valentine with the luxurious Petite Truffes, available in Orange, Kirsch, and Praline. These ganache chocolate truffles are beautifully packaged and delicious.

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What girl doesn’t love chocolate and champagne? Give her the Royal Treatment with the Nama Chocolate Champagne, made with Pierre Mignon Champagne.

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ROYCE’ Fruit Bar Chocolate is for the littlest sweeties in your life. Made with a variety of real fruits, this white chocolate based bar is fun and tasty.

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For more ROYCE’ Chocolate gift ideas, stop into one of our three New York City Boutiques. Sales associates and in-store signs will help you to the perfect gift for all of your loved ones. ROYCE’ also offers red Valentine’s Day gift wrap with purchase.

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A ROYCE’ Valentine For You

Exclusive, new chocolates have landed in the ROYCE’ USA boutiques! The shelves are fully stocked with all of your ROYCE’ favorites and three special limited-edition products.

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Give your Valentine the Royal Treatment with the limited-edition Nama Chocolate Kir Royal. Influenced by the cocktail of the same name, this smooth milk chocolate integrates blackcurrant liquor and champagne.

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Love the Maccha Wafers? Try the new Strawberry Wafers. Delightful strawberry cream is sandwiched between crispy wafers and coated with milk chocolate. These wafers create a harmonious balance between sweet and tart.

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Blending together hazelnut and almond, the Nama Chocolate Gianduja is a Valentine’s Day special treat. This is a must-have for nut lovers.

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Stop into one of ROYCE’ New York City Boutiques to try these new chocolates. Post pictures of your favorite ROYCE’ moments with the hashtag #ROYCElove for a chance to be featured on our social media pages.

ROYCE’ Holiday Hours 2014

Happy holidays from ROYCE’ USA. There are only a few more shopping days left before Christmas! Luckily, you have until December 22nd to order Nama Chocolates from our online store. The ROYCE’ NYC stores will also be open later hours for all of your shopping needs. Please note, that only Bryant Park and Edgewater New Jersey Mitsuwa pop-up will be open Christmas Day.

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Introducing the Duo Praline Maccha

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One of our most exquisite chocolate delights is our Duo Praline Maccha.

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The first layer of chocolate is a soft, delicate white Maccha chocolate infused with traditional ground green tea.

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This Maccha chocolate is enveloped in an aromatic green tea sauce that adds a deep complexity to the taste.

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These two green tea flavors are encased in a milk chocolate shell made with the finest quality ingredients.

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Please visit one of our three NYC boutiques for your complementary tasting. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest to be the first to learn about our great upcoming holiday specials.

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Halloween in Japan

 

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Although Halloween is a relatively new holiday in Japan, kids and adults alike are getting into the spooky celebration.

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Image via Rocket24 News

Like New York City’s West Village Halloween Parade, the Kawasaki Halloween Parade outside of Tokyo is a festive event thousands attend. While Trick-or-Treating is not as popular in Japan, many people enjoy dressing in costume and decorating their homes and stores.

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This Halloween, ROYCE’ Chocolate USA will be celebrating by sponsoring Dream Hotel’s Made In Italy  and French Tuesday’s Halloween party on October 30th. ROYCE’ will be serving its signature Champagne and Bitter Nama Chocolates, dark chocolate covered almonds, and its infamous chocolate covered potato chips.  Tickets can be purchased online here.

If you are looking for a sophisticated Halloween treat for your festivities, stop by any of our New York City retail locations for sampling and expert recommendations.

Happy Halloween!

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Gothamist Raves ROYCE’ Chocolates are Rich and Delicious

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After Gothamist food critic, Nell Casey, tasted our Potato Chip Chocolates, she was instantly hooked. A fan of the salty-sweet combination, she said “friends, the chocolate-covered potato chip is where it’s at.”

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Highlighting our complex combination of sinfully sweet flavor with crisp salty crunch, the Gothamist feature boasts how special a creation this chocolate potato chips is. It became an office love affair when Casey shared her adoration for the chips’ nuanced taste and texture.

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In addition to our crispy Potato Chip Chocolates, Casey described our bestselling Champagne Nama as “exceedingly fine” and “creamy and sweet without being cloying.”

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Stop by one of our three New York City locations to try these treats for yourself. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be the first to know about great upcoming promotions and events planned for the Fall.

ROYCE’ Chocolate Learns the Joy of Sake

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ROYCE’ Chocolate had the honor of participating in New York City’s Joy of Sake’s annual event. A non-profit organization based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, Joy of Sake’s mission is to educate the world about the beauty of sake. Like us, they believe the best way to teach is through tastings. We were delighted to be part of an event that brought together some of the best foods and drink that Japan and New York have to offer.

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We watched as the event began with the traditional Kagami Biraki ceremony. The guests of honor broke apart the round lid of a large sake cask and drank from wooden cups. We learned that this symbolizes an opening of harmony and good fortune. Kanpai!

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To teach New Yorkers about complexity of sake over three hundred varieties were available to taste. Featured were the Gold and Silver winning sakes from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal. What makes an award-winning sake? It has to wow judges in four categories: balance, taste, aroma and impression. Our favorite was TY KU’s coconut flavored sake, which had fruity and vanilla notes. Like our Nama chocolates, they use the freshest and most quality ingredients.

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To complement the lovely sakes, we brought some of our best chocolates to sample: Caramel Potato Chip Chocolates , Maccha Almonds, Nama Chocolates, and Amande Black. Joy of Sake participants were delighted to discover the richness of our chocolates. Longtime fans were happy to see their favorite Japanese chocolates featured. Our pairing recommendation would be Nigori sake (like TY KU’s Coconut) with our White Chocolate Nama. The creaminess of unfiltered Nigori perfectly harmonizes with the smoothness of the fresh Hokkaido cream in our Nama.

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Here, our lucky Joy of Sake contest winner won two tickets to the event along with a special ROYCE’ Chocolate gift bag. But it wasn’t just drinks and chocolate available for sample, some of NYC’s finest Japanese and Japanese-inspired restaurants were serving delectable small bites. Chef Masa of 15 East served Slow Poached Octopus, raw and hand-massaged for twenty minutes. It is a melt-in-your-mouth seafood delicacy. From WD-50 to Sun Noodles, each plate added to the richness of the event.

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Joy of Sake brought together sake lovers and newcomers to experience the tradition and innovation of Japanese food culture. Share your own sake and ROYCE’ chocolate pairings with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. #RoyceChocolate

 

 

A Detailed Look | Chocolate Bar “Champagne Raisin”

r1We mentioned the Chocolate Bar “Champagne Raisin” in our last post…

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…and have been delighted that many of you got a chance to dig into one of our new favorites. But for those who haven’t tried it yet…

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…come take a peek. We soak raisins in champagne till them become all plump and juicy. And then enrobe it in our classic melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate. Surely impossible to resist. 

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Won’t you come indulge in a bite with us? ^_^