World Chocolate Day 2016: #EatYourSelfie at Max Brenner Union Square

<p>Although every day is chocolate day at Max Brenner, this year on July 7<sup>th</sup> for World Chocolate Day we wanted to do something special to show our appreciation for all the chocolate love that we receive every day. To celebrate with a twist, we commissions artist Taylor Martin to create the first ever Max Brenner edible #EatYourSelfie chocolate portraits!<span id="more-2213"></span></p> <p>The eve of World Chocolate Day we had several guests of honor including <a href="">@foodbabynyc</a>, <a href="">@feedyoursoull</a>,  <a href="">@foooodieee</a> and <a href="">@brunchboys</a> attend a special dinner at our NYC Restaurant and welcomed NowThisBooze and Refinery29 to an exclusive look at our chocolate selfies. <a href="">NowThisBooze</a> got in a boozy chocolate mood with our favorite choc-tail recipes, and <a href="">Refinery 29</a> got their first chocolate selfies painted!</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2214 size-full" src="" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="513" height="650" /></a></p> <p><a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2215 size-medium" src="" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="300" height="298" /></a></p> <p>We kicked-off July 7<sup>th</sup> by providing <a href="">Kathie Lee &amp; Hoda on The Today Show</a> with an epic edible chocolate portrait live on air. Wine glasses and all!</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2216 size-full" src="" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="360" height="640" /></a></p> <p><a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2217 size-full" src="" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="577" height="432" /></a></p> <p>Then things got crazy in our Union Square restaurant.</p> <p><a href="">Food Network hopped on Facebook live</a> with Taylor and asked their audience to guess what was she was painting. This made us all ready for lunch.</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2218 size-medium" src="" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="300" height="272" /></a></p> <p>Next Epoch Time’s Trending World took a <a href="">46 minute world chocolate day tour</a> exploring our atmosphere, chocolate shop, and our signature food and cocktails.</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2219 size-full" src="" alt="#EatYourSelfie World Chocolate Day 2016 Max Brenner" width="509" height="646" /></a></p> <p>Zagat got up close and personal with Taylor <a href="">learning how to paint with chocolate</a> and took to periscope to broadcast the lesson.</p> <p>And finally MicTrending watched as <a href="">Taylor recreated a Jay-z and Beyonce portrait</a>!</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2220 size-full" src="" alt="7" width="491" height="655" /></a></p> <p>So much excitement in one day! And now, to keep the extravaganza going, we are having Taylor back for the next 3 weekends to paint YOUR edible chocolate selfies in Union Square Park. Because really, every day is World Chocolate Day.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>#EATYOURSELFIE in Union Square Park</strong></p> <p><strong>Dates</strong>: July 22<sup>nd</sup> &amp; 23<sup>rd </sup>; July 29<sup>th </sup>– 30<sup>th </sup>; Aug 5<sup>th</sup>-6<sup>th</sup></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: Union Square Park</p> <p><strong>When</strong>: Between 12-4pm</p> <p><strong>Why</strong>: Because free chocolate portraits + savings at Max Brenner is awesome!</p> <p>We hope to see you out there to get your edible #EatYourSelfie drawn!</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2221 size-large" src="" alt="National Chocolate Day 2016 #EatYourSelfie Max Brenner" width="604" height="895" /></a></p>

Sizzlin Summer Sensations &#8211; Our New Menu Is Here!

<p>This summer, we’re turning up the heat with new mouthwatering chocolate BBQ dishes that are unique and irresistible. With the unbeatable combination of smoky and sweet, our rich, chocolatey BBQ sauce is absolutely divine and takes this menu to a whole new level. Come celebrate our favorite season with these hot NEW creations!</p> Read more >

EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES with Max Brenner

<p>Max Brenner has joined the fight to end AIDS with EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES. This June, we’re introducing two new specialty menu items that are sure to delight you in more ways than one. All proceeds from the (RED) Velvet Waffle &amp; Strawberry Mimosa will go straight to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, which means that you can enjoy these “limited time-only” creations guilt-free.</p> Read more >

A Sweet, Delectable Debut

<p>We have done it again! As you may already know, here at Max Brenner we are famous for our indulgent desserts and we’re very excited to debut our <a href="" target="_blank">NEW dessert menu</a>. This menu features the most delectable desserts that are bound to make chocoholics everywhere drool. These new dishes truly define the dessert category and are shaping chocolate culture across the nation. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the newest dessert additions that are bound to make you swoon.</p> Read more >

Amazon to the Max!

<p>Chocoholics rejoice! You’ve asked and we’ve listened! We’re so excited to announce the launch of our new Amazon shop. No matter where you are in the U.S., we have your chocolate fix covered. With just a few clicks, you can now shop for all of your favorite Max Brenner Chocolate – anytime, anywhere.</p> Read more >

A Spring Fling You Won’t Regret

<p>You can feel it in the air – the birds are beginning to chirp and daylight is lasting a little bit longer. The inviting warmth of springtime is upon us! And what better way to celebrate this gentle, laid back season than with our NEW spring menu! From the tantalizing Nacho Skillet to a fun and delectable Doughnut Party – these are dishes (and experiences) you’ll fall for fast!</p> Read more >

Cold Weather, Warm Bellies

<p>Oh, winter. We’re all wishing for a swift end to these bitter cold months. Sure, the occasional snow dusting may be a pretty sight &#8211; but frigid temperatures and blizzard conditions are absolutely chilling. Enter: Comfort food. Cozying up and catching up with our loved ones over warm, hearty dishes is the perfect way to cope with the worst winter weather. </p> Read more >

Your New Year’s Resolution: Eat More Dark Chocolate!

<p>For the New Year, we have a sweet resolution for all of you chocoholics: eat more dark chocolate, anytime of the day, whenever you need it. Don’t skip chocolate as part of your new diet, but instead make it a part of your new diet.  Sounds easy enough, right?</p> Read more >

Max Brenner’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

<p>While the first 20 years at Max Brenner have been chocotastic we are so excited to be entering the next decade and celebrating our “platinum” anniversary. So how exactly did Max Brenner celebrate such a huge anniversary? </p> Read more >

Max Brenner Invites You to Share YOUR Chocolate Love Stories!

<p>As Max Brenner approaches our 20th Anniversary, we are taking a step back to reflect on all the chocolate magic that has transpired in our shops &amp; restaurants around the world. From our first retail location in 1996, to our first Max Brenner Chocolate Bar in 2000, to our recent celebration of World Chocolate Day 2016, our mission to share our chocolate love story has always been the guiding light.</p> Read more >

Handmade Charity: Max Brenner Shares More Than Just the Love of Chocolate

<p>Recently, to give back to our community, we hosted Handmade Charity’s first NYC event at Union Sq. Children got a chocolate pizza tutorial from our Food and Beverage director, Jay Son, as well as a candle making class.  They had an amazing and moving time, and were able to share the joy of life (and chocolate).</p> Read more >