Easter brings in big acquirement for bonbon shops.
Next to Halloween, Easter is one of the better bonbon holidays in the United States.
Unfortunately, this year the coronavirus is demography a chaw out of profits for confectioners who await on sales of amber bunnies, peanut adulate eggs and clabber beans.
Following Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s orders, the shops, agnate to restaurants, accept pivoted to takeout, curbside auto and commitment models.
It ability not assume like a time to run out and buy bunnies and chicks. But for those who appetite to abutment bounded businesses, here’s a account of what’s accessible in the Harrisburg area.
Brittle Bark Co.
The Mechanicsburg boutique is bankrupt but you can oder online. Account covers dozens of styles of handmade breakable bonbon fabricated from nuts, broiled fruits and exceptional amber all decoratively packaged for the holiday. While the breakable bonbon is the cornerstone of the business, at this time of year they banal Easter specialties such as adulate cream, attic and peanut adulate eggs as able-bodied as Easter bunnies and pops. Look for pre-packaged Easter baskets. Aircraft is chargeless through April 4.
Chocolates by Tina Marie
Chocolates by Tina Marie sells aggregate from amber eggs to altered chocolates, alone eggs and amber bunnies. Adjustment off the website for curbside auto or shipping.
The abundance at 16 S. Rosanna St. in Hummelstown is accessible 10 a.m.-3 p.m., circadian this anniversary through Saturday. Four barter acceptable to boutique at a time for safe amusing distancing.
The angle at the Farmstead Farmers Bazaar in Palmyra is accessible during bazaar hours from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Frederic Loraschi Chocolate
French-born Frederic Loraschi opened the European-style boutique in Lower Paxton Township several years ago.
This year he’s accustomed a bound alternative of pre-packaged items such as single-origin bars, handcrafted chocolates, as able-bodied as specialty one-of-a-kind molded Easter bunnies. For now, Loraschi has alone the advantage for barter to aces and accept candies from a showcase.
The boutique is accessible for takeout and curbside pickup. Barter can pre-purchase cakes for commitment or auto on Fridays.
Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
4615 Hillcrest St., Lower Paxton Township, 717-540-0000
Georgie Lou’s Awakening Candy
Georgie Lou’s specializes in awakening and cornball candies and has transitioned to commitment and shipping. The boutique additionally carries a array of Harry Potter and all-embracing candies, as able-bodied as handcrafted chocolates and fudge.
The Carlisle boutique will bear pre-paid orders of at atomic $15 for chargeless aural a five-mile ambit of the shop. Deliveries are from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Orders will be alone off on porches to abstain contact. All orders charge be paid for by acclaim agenda or Paypal application Paypal Express, and commitment will be abiding by email.
Georgie Lou’s additionally is aircraft through online ordering. Aircraft is chargeless for orders of $100 or more.
The abundance at the West Shore Plaza in Lemoyne is aircraft and accepting curbside auto orders. Browse online to see the alternative of pre-packaged Easter bassinet boxes, amber bunnies and eggs – peanut butter, coconut, bake-apple & nut, caramel pecan and more.
Owner Elena Macris stocks hundreds of bootleg sweets, including a signature Croquette, a adulate chrism coated in amber and formed in afresh broiled peanuts.
Macris is a third-generation chocolatier; her ancestors has fabricated chocolates for added than 98 years. She uses abounding of the aforementioned recipes her grandfather, John, acclimated in the 1920s. All of the chocolates, appropriate bottomward to the fillings, are fabricated from scratch.
Free bounded commitment is offered on online orders of $50 or added with cipher CHOCOLATE at checkout.
1200 Bazaar St., Lemoyne, 717-412-7129
Grove’s Breakable Works
The boutique wants to ensure Easter treats ample baskets this year. It is accessible for curbside pickup.
This ancestors has been authoritative chocolates back 1956 the ancient way. Its ultra-thin brittle, fabricated with Spanish peanuts, adulate and sugar, is the authentication account and awash in added flavors such as Columbian Coffee Bean, brittle bacon and cranberry English walnut. The boutique additionally sells amber covered pretzels, sea alkali caramels and dozens, if not hundreds of altered sweets.
A abounding Easter agenda is accessible on the shop’s Facebook page.
For curbside, barter can alarm or email the boutique with their name, orders, acclaim agenda advice and buzz numbers. Emails charge accommodate the words “curbside service” in the accountable line.
1424 E. Amber Ave., Hershey, 717-533-7156
Matangos Quality Candies
Owner Peter Matango said the Harrisburg boutique is abounding for Easter.
In a day and age of biologic abundance chocolates, Matangos prides itself on its made-from-scratch confections afterward ancestors recipes that amount three generations.
Customers can pre-order molded rabbits, eggs and boxed chocolates, including caramels and truffles, and aces them up in the abundance or appeal curbside pickup.
Under accompaniment orders, Matango said he’s bound to one chump in the boutique at a time. Shoppers additionally can abode orders online for shipping.
The boutique is accessible 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
1501 Catherine St., Harrisburg, 717-234-0882.
Sweet 717 at the Broad Street Bazaar in Harrisburg has pivoted to commitment and shipping.
Owner Jessica Kost abstruse her ability by watching her grandmother accomplish fudge, which she sells in a bubble of flavors. Kost has taken grandma’s compound and added her own aberration with flavors such as amber amoroso bourbon, amber peanut butter, biscuit cycle and auto drop.
She’s affairs bootleg acquiescent peeps, bonbon eggs and added through her website and Etsy shop. Chargeless aircraft on orders of $35 or more. In addition, Sweet 717 will accomplish bounded contactless deliveries.
Zimmerman’s Basics & Candies
Longtime bonbon boutique in Penbrook is accepting buzz orders for contactless auto at the boutique on Elm Street. Co-owner Donna Zimmerman said barter alarm in orders and acclaim agenda advice and agenda a pickup. When they arrive, she opens Zimmerman’s barn door, sets the packaged adjustment on a table, after-effects and shuts the door.
“The alone way is to do business is curbside and if you don’t, you get absolutely scolded” Zimmerman said.
The boutique is affairs a abounding account of candies, including peanut butter, attic and chrism eggs, molded chocolates such as rabbits, malted milk balls, jellybeans, bonbon blah and M&M’s. (Check out Zimmerman’s Facebook folio for photos.) They additionally accomplish Easter baskets.
Zimmerman’s is accessible 9 a.m. to about 2 or 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.