Officials tour EMVI

Part of CRG tours

Megan Saltsman works to prepare a batch of treats at EMVI CHocolates in Broadalbin. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

BROADALBIN — Visitors on the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s December Business Tour got a sweet treat for the last tour of 2017 with a stop at EMVI Chocolate.

Elected officials such as Johnstown Mayor Vern Jackson and Gloversville Supervisors Marie Born and Frank Lauria, as well as CRG directors got a chance to learn more about the chocolate confectionery process at the Broadalbin-based business.

Owner Victor Gelman was on hand to take visitors around the work area and shop. He even showed the process of making peppermint bark and showed attendees the process of making molds and hand-dipped treats.

Gelman said one of the reasons for his company’s success was that not many others are making these types of chocolates in the United States. He said they are very common in Europe however.

EMVI Chocolates are sold as far away as Texas and can be found in the Fresh Market grocery chain and select Whole Foods.