Chocolate Gecko for sale

Albany confections shop The Chocolate Gecko is for sale. From the posting on Craigslist: "It is an established and very high quality little company, but requires more attention these days than I'd like to give it. My daughter is heading to college and I'd like more freedom to pursue other opportunities ... Sales are predictable and company is profitable, but would best as an add on to an existing company or to add café/coffee company to it as it is not enough to live on as it sits."


Too bad the timing didn't coincide with TC Bakery's need for space. The Gecko was sharing space with the macaron-maker, but apparently TC wasn't allowed to stay. So, Albany lost TC to Saratoga. I hope there is a willing entrepreneur to keep the Gecko going.

I was just thinking about the Chocolate Gecko just the other day. I didn't realize they were even still around.

I moved The Chocolate Gecko to 21 Colvin Ave in Albany when I bought the company 5 years ago and have been happy with the location. With the building for sale and recently becoming and empty nester, I am passing the baton along to the next chocolate lover... :) We will of course have Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and all of our other crazy confections for Valentine's at the Shop on Colvin. Hope to see you...

Greetings! We thought that you should know that Uncle Sam's All American Chocolate Factory of Latham (Newton Plaza) has proudly acquired the recipes and the brand of the Chocolate Gecko and are offering most of the favorites of their past PLUS several NEW recipes we have developed in our candy kitchen in Schenectady. It is like a store within a store concept. Although a terrific brand with incredibly unique and delicious confections, in order to save the Gecko- it had to be married into our existing business. The chocolate is the same, the recipes are the same, and the quality is the same- we simply have the product among our other 200+ varieties of handmade candies. New to the line include: Cherry Bombs- a maraschino cherry coated in a liquid gooey caramel, coated in milk or dark chocolate; Frankie's High Note- a Jack Daniel's ganache filling with a layer of caramel; Mariner's Manana- a candied pineapple surrounded by a coconut rum fondant, coated in dark chocolate, and MORE! Please visit us at Newton Plaza in Latham!

I'm glad to hear that the brand lives on.

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