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The New York Times, August 2013

A Food Scene With Local Roots Sprouts in Maryland
"The owner, Zoe Tsoukatos, has created flavors like dark chocolate baklava."


The Byrne Notice, August 2013

Get In Our Face Right Now Please, Zoe's Chocolate
Zoe's Chocolate is "vastly superior to any chocolate we've had in ages."


HandPicked Nation, July 2013

Zoe's Chocolate Collection
"Our first reaction was 'wow!'. Our second reaction was 'where can we get some more?'." 

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Maryland Public Television, May 2013

Your Money and Business

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Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, March 2013

Editor's Hot Picks
Zoe's Chocolate Co. Wedding Favors


POPSUGAR, March 2013

5 Gourmet Sweets to Fill Your Adult Easter Basket
"Intricately designed Zoe's Chocolate to reveal a dark chocolate bunny filled with organic peanut butter praline." 

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Candy Industry, February 2013

The Kid's Bar Collection
"They come in colorful wrappers featuring fun characters..." 

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National Geographic - Intelligent Travel, February 2013

Reader's Recs: World's Best Chocolatiers
"Until you have tried Zoe's Chocolates, you are truly missing out."  

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The Huffington Post, January 2013

Sesame Tahini Crunch
Good Food Awards: Authenticity, Soul and Integrity

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Epicurious, February 2013

Love In A Bag
"You might want to get more than one bag, as the contents have a habit of disappearing very quickly."

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Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine, December 2012

Adventuresome Treats
"Zoe's Chocolate [Kid's] bars are sweet temptations for kids with their kid-eye-catching graphics and clever names." 

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Eyewitness News First @ 4, September 27, 2012

WABC TV, New York, Consumer News
"Zoe's Chocolate Co., run by three siblings, (the chocolates) are so beautiful.  They're beautiful bars.  Beautiful, beautiful bars."  

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Nona Brooklyn, What's Good Today?, September 2012

What's Good Today? Zoe's Sports Bar at Bedford Cheese Shop
"I really like the chocolate bars from Zoe's Chocolate Co...Their chocolate is really great."  Read more>> 

Fort Detrick Homes Blog - August 16, 2012

Zoe’s Chocolate Company: Frederick, Maryland Chocolatiers
"Great for an after-dinner treat, Zoe's Chocolate Company brings unparalleled artisan chocolate to downtown Frederick."


Bozzuto Beat Blog, July 11, 2012

Zoe's Chocolate Co - Sweet-Tooth Treats
"Zoe's Chocolate Co. is...worth seeking out in order to experience the impeccable service and delicious creations that you'll find here...Zoe's Chocolate Co. brings unparalleled artisan chocolate to downtown Frederick."

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The Herald-Mail, July 2012

Businesses, Leader Have Faith in Waynesboro's Downtown
"...hopes Zoe Tsoukatos from Zoe's Chocolate Co. can work with the...University Small Business Development Center to explain how she does online marketing and sales...praises Tsoukatos for her work and says he wants to find more people like her." 

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Baltimore Style, April 2012

STYLE Fifty...50 Sublime Places To Eat, Stay And Play In The Mid-Atlantic
7.  A Frederick Fling.
Frederick's explosive growth in the last few years...has meant good things for downtown Frederick, which has transformed from a quaint county seat into a strolling shopping and eating destination.  If you want a sweet little souvenir of your Frederick fling, pick up a handcrafted chocolate flavored with Greek red wine at Zoe's Chocolate Co.


Daily Candy, February 2012

Raising The Bar, The (Chocolate) Round-Up
"The Sport's Bar from Zoe's Chocolate Co.  The best chocolate to break your diet."

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The Wall Street Journal, February 2012

Valentine's Day Chocolates: Thinking Outside The Box.
"Love in a Big Box package, which covers the full spectrum of chocolate — traditional and contemporary, bars and filled items (we love the Mediterranean-inspired chocolates)."

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The Washington Post, November 2011

The Chocolate Bar Has Been Raised
"Standouts include a square of tahini...the Black Daphne...a liquid caramel sprinkled with pinot noir salt...and a line of textured bars...Zoe's chocolates are exceptional in every way."

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Taste of the Bay Magazine, December 2011

The Gift List, Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas
"Drool-worthy, hand-formed chocolate holiday trees: almonds roasted to perfection and coated in a rich, dark chocolate...made by Zoe's Chocolate." 

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The Washington Post "Express Night Out," July, 2011

Loosen Your Beltway: A Journey Through Food-Focused Destinations
Zoe's Chocolate Co. sells artisinal chocolate in flavors such as apple pie and pear spice...

The Washington Post, February 2011


Shopping Cart: Last Minute Chocolate and Beyond

We continue to be impressed with just about whatever holiday treats Zoe's Chocolate Co. of Frederick produces..."
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Frederick Magazine, February 2011


The Best of Frederick 2011
We are happy to be a part of Frederick Magazine's "Best of Frederick 2011" awards!
Thanks for voting us among the best desserts in the city! Read More>>

Dessert Professional, February 2011



Shop Talk: Zoe's Chocolate Co.
Spotlight on the best artisan chocolate companies.  Exclusive interview with Zoë's Chocolate Co. 

Washingtonian, February 2011

Valentine's Day, Where To Buy Flowers and Chocolates in Washington
Valentine's Day truffle box: white chocolate/black raspberry, heart-shaped signature caramels, and more.
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Tasting Table, January 2011


Sports Score Zoe's Chocolate Raises the Bar on Chocolate
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Flavor Magazine, December 2010


First Annual Holiday Gift Guide, Marion Burros "Zoe's Chocolate Bars...When you want the flavor of intensly dark chocolate..." Read more>>

NY Times, December 2010

Hand-Pulled Candy Canes From Zoë’s Chocolate,Florence Fabricant
"They're delicious...brightly flavored...with natural seasonings and oils."
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Baltimore Magazine, December 2010


Mint Condition "Zoë Tsoukatos is carrying on the candy legacy of her Greek ancestors, who immigrated to Baltimore in the early 1900s and sold chocolate from a pushcart." Read More>>

NY Times, September 2010

A Tour Through Maryland's Wine Region In an article about vineyard hopping in Maryland, the NY Times singled out Zoe's Chocolate as a stop worth a detour. We were one of only two places that were not wineries, along with our neighbor, nationally recognized Volt Restaurant. "Zoe's Chocolate is that combination of old world tradition and modern sophistication....The Signature Line is Mediterranean inspired with confections like Dionysus' Baklava...and Persephone's Pomegranate...." Read More>>

Juli B Style Awards 2010- First Place, Desserts


Zoe's Chocolate Co. took top place in the New York based style guru JuliB awards in the category of dessert. We were honored to be among the top sweet producers in the country and voted number one. Thank you, customers, and thank you JuliB judges.

Washingtonian Magazine, May 2010


Best of Frederick "The owners of this chocolate paradise, third-generation chocolatiers, draw on their Greek family's past in stocking their cocoa bar with classic and Mediterranean-inspired handmade treats..." Read More>>

Saveur Magazine, December 2009


Cool Canes “World’s Best Candy Canes.” Read More>>

The Washington Post, December 2009

The Bar Collection "Zoe’s Chocolate Bar Collection tastes as good as it looks." Read More>>

Daily Candy , December 2009


Win One for the Gifter
"For something…intoxicating, mix a mug of new Euro Style Drinking Chocolate from Zoe’s Chocolate Co." Read More>>

KCRA TV, Sacramento, CA, December 2009


Holiday How-Tos
"Zoe's Chocolate has one of the last hand-pulled candy canes made in America" Watch Video>>

Daily Candy, December 2009


Holiday Gift Guide "Sugar Plum Fairies—Zoe’s Chocolate Hand-Pulled Candy Canes" Read More>>

The Washington Post, April 2009


Shopping Cart Featured: Chocolate Decorated Easter Eggs From Zoe’s Chocolate Company Read More>>

Hagerstown Magazine, February 2010


Love and Chocolate
"A New Generation Shares Old-World Traditions at Zoe's Chocolate Co." Read More>>

Serious Eats, February 2010

 Serious Beer Pairings: Chocolate and Beer for Valentine's Day "Aegean Pistachio...filled with chopped pistachios…light and fragrant…Mint truffle…creamy fresh mint is delicious…Caffe truffle…creamy coffee ganache resonates with richness." Read More>>

The Washington Post, December 2008


Shopping Cart
"The handcrafted candy canes from the third-generation candymakers taste as good as they look." Read More>>

Yahoo Shine, April 2010

9 Incredible Chocolates (that may or may not save Your Life).
"Imagine carefully crafted chocolates in flavors such as Dionysus Baklava, Persephone's Pomegranate, and Golden Honeycomb. Interesting...Delicious." Read More>>

The Frederick News Post, December 2008

Making Candy Canes—The Old Fashioned Way "The chocolates and candies are genuine and unique, suffused with history and pride—and they really are delicious." Read More>>

The Herald Mail, April 2009

Chocolate on the Rise
"Making Easter Candy Can Involve the Whole Family" Read More>>

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