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January 9, 2013

Teuscher Chocolates Of Switzerland Declared Best Chocolate In The World By National Geographic

Teuscher Chocolates, whose Philly outpost is one of only ten in the U.S., has been declared the Best Chocolate in the World by National Geographic who, just over a year ago, gave us some dessert love by naming Capogiro the #1 ice cream spot in the world. Dolf Teuscher founded his chocolate house 70 years ago, and today the company flies its handmade confections weekly to its kitchens around the world. Teuscher’s specialty is its champagne truffles, a blend of cream, butter and chocolate with champagne cream center. For more on Philly-made chocolate, see our roundup. [Nat Geo]

October 24, 2012

Roundup: Top Picks For Philadelphia-Made Candy And Chocolate, Just In Time For Halloween

Halloween is the one night of the year you can binge, guiltless, on end, on mini Kit Kats and crinkly packets of M&Ms and cherry ropes of Twizzler and sugary candy corn. And if you’re spending Halloween in Philadelphia, which we hope you are, your options for All Hallows’ Eve treats of the local variety [...]

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February 3, 2012

Roundup: Top Picks For Local Chocolate Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

You’ve put in your order for a dozen red roses, but one critical element is still missing from your Valentine’s Day gift line-up: chocolate. That Whitman’s sampler will do in a pinch, but treats from local Philly sweets shops are guaranteed to make your sweetheart’s tastebuds do a back flip, whether they’re craving decadent truffles, [...]

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November 22, 2011

A Revitalized Shane Confectionery, One Of America’s Oldest Candy Stores, Soon To Be Reopened By The Franklin Fountain’s Berley Brothers

Shane Confectionery, a Philadelphia candy institution in Old City dating back to 1863, is slated to reopen this month thanks to The Franklin Fountain’s Eric and Ryan Berley. According to the Inquirer, the Shane family sold their historic shop to the Berleys in early 2010 in order to renovate it; its condition at that point [...]

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June 17, 2011

John & Kira’s, Penns Wood Winery And Shellbark Hollow Farm Team Up To Host A Local Chocolate, Wine And Cheese Pairing, June 20

Head to Cichetteria 19 in Rittenhouse for a lovely teaming-up of lcoal artisan chocolate, wine and cheese — from John & Kira’s, Penns Wood Winery and Shellbark Hollow Farm, respectively — to benefit the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania. The initiative is [...]

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April 7, 2011

The Fountain Restaurant At The Four Seasons To Host A Chocolate-Making Class, April 23

This year, the Easter bunny is taking it up a notch with extra special chocolate treats: on Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m., guest Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin from Éclat Chocolate is teaming up with Executive Chef Rafael Gonzalez and Pastry Chef Eddie Hales of the Four Seasons to offer a chocolate-making class at the [...]

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March 8, 2011

Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates Is Featuring Philadelphia Flower Show-Inspired Flavors, On Sale Just This Week

In honor of the Philadelphia Flower Show, going on now through March 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Chef Marcie Turney is offering special flower show-inspired chocolates at Marcie Blaine, her artisanal chocolate shop inside Verde. Available flavors (through March 13) are lemon chamomile, lavender, hibiscus lime, lemon verbena and wildflower honey caramel. Find them [...]

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February 3, 2011

Philly Homegrown: Valentine’s Day the Locavore Way

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and those crazy folks at Philly Homegrown want to help you make it special for your sweetheart. They’ve put together a guide that features the best of best when it comes to local beer, chocolate and romantic restaurants. If you’re the type who prefers at cozy evening at [...]

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