About Mavrakos Chocolates
The famous Mavrakos Candy Company has been a Saint Louis Tradition for nearly 100 years! Mavrakos, which originally sold out in 1984, was re-launched in 2009 by the Abel family, who have had over 30 years of mastering the confectionary industry with their Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company brand and retail stores. During the company's peak in the 1950's, Mavrakos had over 16 retail stores in the Saint Louis area, a popular catalog and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. In 1959, John Mavrakos won the Candy Industry Copper Kettle award, which is considered the "highest recognition an individual working within the U.S. confectionery industry can attain" according to Candy Industry Magazine. The Greek chocolatier was respected for his leadership and inspired the world of chocolate as we know of it today. In many ways, Mavrakos set the standard for use of top-quality of ingredients. From imported molasses to the finest nutmeats, fresh natural ingredients were the staple of quality Mavrakos products. Mavrakos also sourced only the finest cocoa beans for its creamy milk and dark chocolate. One of its most popular items was a slab of milk or dark chocolate. Some of the most cherished chocolates today stem from the original Mavrakos recipe book, including Pecan Burrs™, Molasses Puffs, Heavenly Hash (now called Pecan Marshmallow Bars), Coconut Crescents, fondant Bon Bon Creams and Marshmallow Eggs. In 2009, the Abel family made the decision to re-launch the legendary chocolate brand, after over 30 years of mastering the confectionary industry. The new Mavrakos offers many of the famous chocolates past customers will remember fondly and new customers are sure to love.
Mavrakos Chocolates is located at 6740 Chippewa ST., St. Louis, MO 63109 United States.