Made in Brooklyn

Made in Brooklyn

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - From bars to stores, to celebrity models, anything with the name Brooklyn is hot these days.

The main reason people buy Nathan Hodge's handmade Rakka virgin chocolate bars is probably because of how good they taste. But the company's Brooklyn roots have certainly helped business grow.

Rakka chocolate, along with hundreds of other Brooklyn-made products, is sold in a store called By Brooklyn on Smith Street. When you shop here you can be assured everything with the Brooklyn brand is Brooklyn made. But that's not the case elsewhere.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is introducing a special certification system to show consumers what's really made in Brooklyn. Carlos Schissura, the president and CEO, says businesses will have to answer a lot of questions before earning the stamp of certification.

In Sunset Park, John Fout makes Sohha Savory Yogurt. Has already applied for the stamp of certification.

 
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