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John and Kiras Chocolates

John and Kiras Chocolates John and Kiras Chocolates
157 West Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19140
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Phone: (215) 324-9222
John and Kira met in1999 at one of Kira's famed rooftop barbeque parties, where she servedrisotto and egg cream sodas. John, having spent two years in Italy andthree in New York was quite impressed. Kira was impressed that John wasworking at her favorite socially responsible restaurant, the White DogCafé, and invited herself to a Saturday morning brunch. Their love offood, community, and fun is what brought them together and has been thedriving force in the company they created: John & Kira's.

Lotsof people ask us how and why we started John & Kira's. John and Kira wanted tocreate a company that would: support and encourage community activism,make a product that tasted great, and was something that they could makepeople happy with. After John took a road trip around the NortheasternUnited States, he concluded chocolate was the answer. Chocolate wasfun, tasty, and could be mixed with local ingredients, such as mint to support their community. John and Kira got right to workresearching chocolate, and at the end of two years they were self-madeexperts. John and Kira held their first "Community Chocolate Tasting" in 2001 andinvited family and friends to taste their creations and give them feedback.They approved, wildly.

Since then it hasbeen quite a rollercoaster around here. In December 2002 John and Kira learned theywould be on the cover of Gourmet Magazine, and we went from a twoperson company (we were both at other jobs simultaneously up until thatfall) to one that had 15 on staff in order to produce enoughchocolates. The chocolates then sparked interest from otherpublications, including the New York Times, Business week, WineSpectator, Money, Oprah, Food & Wine, and, most recently, ConsumerReports. Meanwhile, John and Kira got married in 2003, Kira started a doctoralprogram in education, and they welcomed a baby boy to their family in March2005.

Today John and Kira's world-class chocolates areavailable to be shipped anywhere in the world. They are committed tooffering incomparable customer service and they offer an unconditionalguarantee that you will be 110% satisfied. John and Kira's continue to work withlocal and family farms to get their fresh ingredients, and to supportcommunity projects, such as an urban school garden program in WestPhiladelphia. John and Kira are so excited to continue to grow and promote theirideals at the same time: making good food, good fun, and a greatcommunity.

Made in Philadelphia, made in Pennsylvania, made in the USA.
Buy local Philadelphia, buy local Pennsylvania.
Eat local Philadelphia, eat local Pennsylvania.
American made chocolates, chocolate made in Pennsylvania, chocolate made in Philadelphia.

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Date added: 26.11.2008  
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