Queens chocolate shop builds $1K golden cornucopia for Thanksgiving

The Golden Cornucopia, stuffed with various Austrian chocolate goodies, is available for one customer this Thanksgiving at Aigner Chocolates. (Photo courtesy Aigner Chocolates)

Its contents include chocolate-covered Twinkies, handmade caramels, chocolate truffles, turkeys and cat tongues.

Forest Hills’ Aigner Chocolates is giving Willy Wonka a run for his money.

The mom-and-pop gourmet chocolate shop (at 103-02 Metropolitan Ave.) is stuffing a $1,000 golden cornucopia with handmade chocolates to sell to just one customer for Thanksgiving.

Chef Mark Libertini is making chocolate-covered Twinkies, devil dogs and oreos, handmade caramels, chocolate covered pretzels, Aigner’s signature chocolate truffles and marzipan, and chocolate turkeys and cat tongues in solid milk and dark chocolate — all for the cornucopia.

“Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for our family and friends but can also be a fun time to go all out on what graces the dinner table,” said Mark Libertini, co-owner with his wife, Rachel Kellner, of Aigner Chocolates. “We thought, why not go big this year? Gold is back in style and everyone loves a little chocolate to finish off a meal.”

Earlier this year, the shop created a signature “Game of Thrones” line with chocolate treats resembling dragon eggs, dragons and direwolf pops.

Since 1930, Aigner Chocolates has been making Austrian-style treats using the same antique equipment and techniques. For more information, visit aignerchocolates.com.

Shaye Weaver