Thursday, March 24, 2011

Philadelphia Candies

Philadelphia Candies, located in Hermitage, Pennsylvania has been making sweet treats since 1919.
It all began with four brothers who immigrated from Greece and began a small chocolate company in the Shenango Valley of Western Pennsylvania.
As with all new businesses, a name was needed. The Macris brothers decided on "Philadelphia Candies" which in their native Greek language meant "candies made with brotherly love".
Ninety-two years later the company is still operated by the Macris family and making the same delicate and delicious chocolates.

I was recently contacted by John Macris and given the opportunity to sample some of their fine chocolates.
My sampling included:
   Chocolate Covered Pretzel Twists
   Assorted Milk Chocolates
   Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
   Coconut Easter Egg
   A variety of all 6 Candy Bars
   Philadelphia Candies T-shirt

The milk chocolate was oh so creamy and the rich centers were buttery delicious. My very favorite was the Original Butter Cream Croquettes. They were so good that I had a hard time sharing them with the rest of the family. (Shame on me!)
John also sent me some fundraising materials that I had asked him about.
Each brochure has 40-60 pictured items to choose from and they all range in price from $1.00 to $47.00.
During the Easter and Christmas seasons they also offer special holiday brochures.
If brochure sales aren't what you are looking for then you might like the candy bar fundraiser. A case of 180 bars to buy and resell for a great profit.

Philadelphia Candies has two locations.
Factory and Retail Store
1546 E. State St.
Hermitage, PA 16148

Philadelphia Candies Shop
14449 Boardman-Canfield Road
Boardman, OH 44512

If you are ever in the area be sure to stop by one of their locations and taste their sweet creations. You won't be disappointed!

*Saturday April 9, 2011 there will be an Easter Factory Tour at the Hermitage, PA location from 9-4. Bring the kids and receive a treat from the Easter Bunny!*



Carmen C. said...

Jessica, Hermitage is only a 45 minute drive away for us, we actually go there every couple months to the pet store for Kiah's special food, LOL, but I've never been in that candy store! I've been past it on the way to Quaker steak & lube, I'll have to stop in sometime!

Mama-Bug said...

Just look at all that beautiful chocolate! I couldn't pick just one, I think I would love them all!
Have a great weekend Jessica. Hugs!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

You lucky girl, getting to taste all that chocolate! Looks yummy! Enjoy!
I wouldn't share!
Enjoyed your science project the other day ~ brought back memories!
Prim Blessings!

Cheryl said...

Chocolate, my favorite ! Glad the store is not near me. Enjoy your goodies.

Barbara said...

yumyum they all look so good to me, but then anything chocolate is good, yes indeed Chocolate is good.