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A Hudson landmark since 1923
741 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534, USATel: 518-828-2717https://vasilows.com/
Tuesday-Wednesday 10-5, Thursday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-4
Vasilow’s Confectionery specializes in fresh, small batches of chocolates, nuts, and confections made with the finest natural ingredients and chocolate available. In fact, it’s the same chocolate brothers Louie and Jim used in 1923, when they opened their store and made available to the residents of upstate New York some of the finest candies ever created.
In 1969, after years of hard work, and countless hours spent over a copper kettle, which regularly reached temperatures of 325 degrees, the brothers reluctantly agreed that it was time to retire. When word circulated that Vasilow Bros. Confectionery was closing, many locals begged, pleaded, and threatened the brothers to go on “just a bit longer”. Among those who protested most fervently was Louie’s twelve-year old grandson.
Years passed, yet the memories of Vasilow’s lived on for many. In 1999, someone decided to re-create those memories, fulfilling a life long dream. Remember Louie’s grandson? Gambling that connoisseurs would still seek chocolates and confections prepared using the strictest of guidelines (the ones outlined by his ancestors), plans were drawn, papers were signed, equipment was purchased, and ingredients were sourced. The culmination of those efforts were realized in 2002, when Vasilow’s Confectionery was reborn, much to the delight of “old-timers” and “first-timers” alike.
Two generations later, times may have changed, but our commitment to produce candy of superlative quality has not. Having had the privilege of observing true masters creating their finest offerings is a secret unto itself, and the endeavor to replicate the treasures crafted by them has been a tremendous undertaking, one which has not been taken lightly.