Niagara by Frey Premium Chocolates Voted Buffalo's Best Sponge Candy

April 04, 2018  |  Buffalo, NY


Niagara by Frey™ Premium Chocolates was recently awarded the honor of the best tasting sponge candy in Buffalo.   

The competition took place on March 21, 2018 in Williamsville, NY and was hosted by The Amberleigh.  Several local candy manufacturers participated including Fowler’s, Watson’s, Alethea’s, Parkside and Oh Pour L’amour Du Chocolat.  A panel of local celebrity judges highlighted by Russell Salvatore and Linda Pellegrino participated in a blind taste test to determine the winner.

“Sponge Candy has been an important part of the Niagara by Frey heritage over the years.  We are very proud to be voted the best tasting Sponge Candy in Buffalo against some really great local competition” Niagara by Frey™ Business Development Manager Joe Annunziato said.  “What makes our Sponge Candy so special is that we have been making it from scratch in our factory for decades and have been able optimize the recipe to ensure every bite is absolutely perfect.” 

Sponge Candy is a unique confection that includes a crisp, light toasted sponge center enrobed in a chocolate coating.  Sponge candy has long been a Western New York tradition with several local manufacturers producing and selling their own unique versions. 

Niagara by Frey™ currently produces three varieties of Sponge Candy:  Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Orange Chocolate.  All are available at the newly remodeled Niagara by Frey™ Chocolate Shop located at 3500 Genesee St. just minutes away from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.


About Niagara by Frey Premium Chocolates:

Created in Buffalo in 1956, Niagara by Frey is an all-American brand that embraces a rich and flavorful history.  For decades, Niagara by Frey has been a manufacturer of a wide range of premium chocolates including candy bars, chocolate covered clusters, and seasonal novelty chocolates. 

Fundraising for the local community has always been a large part of the Niagara by Frey mission and through the years its seasonal catalog and candy bar programs have helped raise millions of dollars for schools and organizations of all types. 

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About Niagara by Frey Chocolate Shop:

Niagara by Frey™ Chocolate Shop is the premier destination to purchase a wide variety of Niagra by Frey™ premium chocolates including our award winning Sponge Candy.  Located at 3500 Genesee St. Buffalo, NY, this retail location is open year round to the public and also offers an array of unique candy making supplies.  Store hours are Monday-Friday: 9AM-6PM; Saturday: 9AM-4PM, Sunday: Closed.

Learn more about Niagara by Frey Chocolate Shop by calling 716-634-0070


About SweetWorks Confections LLC®

In 2014, Chocolat Frey North America headquartered in Buffalo/NY, acquired SweetWorks Confections LLC and its manufacturing facilities in Buffalo and Toronto.  SweetWorks offers a variety of chocolate, confections, and gum products under the following brand names: Chocolat Frey®, Sixlets®, Celebration by Frey™, Ovation by Frey™, Niagara by Frey™, and Bubble King®.

Learn more about SweetWorks Confections LLC at


CONTACT: Joe Annunziato

Niagara by Frey™

[email protected]

716-634-0880 x109