Quarantine got you down?  Today is National Chocolate-Covered-Anything Day!  Treat yourself to some chocolate and feel better!  Here are some ways to get your Chocolate Covered everything while supporting local businesses!  

Chocolate Covered Popcorn from Fancypants Popcorn!

Lawrenceville’s newest small business Fancypants Popcorn is sure to have you “covered” when it comes to chocolate. Try their top-seller Mamma Mia! is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This Ghirardelli drizzled kettle corn has both white and dark chocolate to satisfy your every craving. Try out the Peppermint Patty for some holiday cheer! It’s a refreshing peppermint twist on the classic Mamma Mia. Other favorites include the Reeses’ topped with peanut butter. Order online at Fancypants Popcorn!

Build-A-Box at Pollak’s Candies!

Image via Pollak’s Candies

Head to the “Meet Our Chocolates” page at Pollak’s Candies to learn a little bit more about the decadent pieces of handmade chocolates so you know exactly what you’re purchasing. Then you can build your very own custom box by hand-selecting the chocolates of your choice! They also offer a wide selection of holiday treats, gift baskets, boxes, bags, and trays that will certainly bring some joy to your celebration. 

Pollak’s Candies is family-owned with a mission to uphold the work-ethic and morals of their grandfather. Each piece of candy is made from scratch, coated with chocolate, and decorated by hand.  Pollak’s Candies truly remain a handmade, delicious piece of the past.  Stop in or order online ~ Happy and Safe Holidays to All!

D.I.Y. at Mon Aimee Chocolat

Image via Mon Aimee Chocolat

Home for the holidays this year? Why not cover your very favorite fruit, nuts, and snacks with delicious Guittard chocolate on your own! This safe, socially-distant activity is the perfect way to kill some time while creating delicious treats. Mon Aimee Chocolat is your one-stop-shop for all of your baking and dipping chocolate needs. They feature Guittard Chocolate, one of the oldest privately owned chocolate manufacturers in the USA. 

d is the oldest continuously privately owned chocolate manufacturer in the USA. Guittard cultivates fine cacao from around the world to manufacture the best chocolate for pastry chefs as well as the home baker. Chips, Couverture discs, Cocoa Powders, Jimmies, Nibs, Chunks, and more! We have what you need for baking, dipping, or just eating. You can also find the largest exotic chocolates and sweets from all over the globe at their location!

A519 Chocolate

Image via A519 Chocolate

The gorgeous truffles at A519 Chocolate are certainly one of the most beautiful candies in the area. Chef, co-founder, and chocolatier Amanda Wright is a visionary when it comes to high-end chocolates. She apprenticed with 2014 Rising Star Pastry Chef Matt Tinder of COI Restaurant, and participated in preparations for the 2013 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie as an assistant chocolatier to James Beard award winner Stephen Durfee, the chief chocolatier for Team USA. Amanda served as Sous Chef and Creative Director under Chris Kollar, who was named one of the top 10 chocolatiers in North America. 

You can also order custom designed chocolates with initials, logos, and specialty designs! Head to their website for chocolate boxes, confectionary treats like hot cocoa and caramel syrups. You can also sign up for a chocolate subscription box!

Chocolate Moonshine Co. Chocolate Fusion Candy

The fudgy delights found at this Butler Street location are a chocolate-lovers dream. All of their chocolates, candies, and fudges are handcrafted by passionate chefs with the very finest ingredients. You can find classic fudge flavors like pecan turtle, peanut butter,  and belgian chocolate along with more whimsical options like candy cane, orange dreamsicle, and strawberry cheesecake! 

When visiting Chocolate Fusion Candy you’ll be treated to a tasting with their chocolatiers who will help you find the perfect flavor. Shop online for fudge, truffles, turtles, and tons of other sweet treats!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Bryer Blumenschein

Digital Strategist, Made in PGH

Bryer is a born-and-raised Pittsburgher who is deeply entrenched in the local food and culture scene. When she's not checking out new galleries and shows, you can find her tasting some of the best dishes the city has to offer or hiking outside! Right now, Bryer lives in the South Side with her fiancé, Oscar, and their two dogs.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.