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!*
To learn more: PHILADELPHIA CANDIES
To shop online : SHOP PHILADELPHIA CANDIES
For Fundraising Info: PHILADELPHIA FUNDRAISING