DUMBO chocolate shops gear up for Easter holiday

Last-minute shoppers are looking for treats, including chocolate-covered Peeps.

Last-minute shoppers are looking for treats, including chocolate-covered Peeps. (3/29/13)

BROOKLYN - Chocolate shops are gearing up for one of the biggest candy holidays of the year.

Jacques Torres in DUMBO specializes in unique creations for Easter. The store has been filled with last-minute shoppers looking for treats, including chocolate-covered Peeps.

The shop's owner says Easter boosts business by about 50 percent. Workers expect to sell about 1,000 chocolate bunnies, 1,000 chocolate eggs and about 2,000 packages of chocolate Peeps.

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