Chocolatier in Philadelphia Making Remarkable Chocolate

We were Featured on Guilty Pleasures: Chocolate Obsessions episode on February 8th .

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Philly Chocolate Tower

The Philly Chocolate Tower, hailed as one of the top ten desserts in Philly.

Mueller Chocolate Co.
“It has everything that I’ve ever wanted to eat, combined on one stack,” Marc Summers says of The Chocolate Tower from Philadelphia’s Mueller Chocolate Co. This layered treat features five chocolate-covered treats: a Rice Krispies treat, two cookies — one chocolate chip and one Oreo — and a homemade marshmallow with a chocolate peanut butter cup on top. “Perhaps the best combination ever put on this planet,” Marc says simply.

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Muellers Chocolate Onion

Chocolate Covered Onion a Philadelphia Must Try food          Credit Danya Henninger

Philadelphia has  very deep historical chocolate roots. Being a remarkable Chocolatier in Philadelphia is my obsession.

Pennsylvania’s relationship with chocolate dates to colonial days. Benjamin Franklin sold chocolate at his Philadelphia print shop as early as 1739. In 1757 Benjamin Jackson was selling handmade bars of chocolate at Second and Market Streets in Philadelphia. Philadelphia physician Benjamin Rush touted it for medicinal use. In the nineteenth century famous chocolate companies began in the Commonwealth: Whitman, in 1842 in Philadelphia; Wilbur, in 1865 in Philadelphia; and Hershey, in 1894 in Lancaster. Today nearly 80 percent of cocoa beans imported to the United States come through the port of Philadelphia.  PHMC 

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Whitman’s retail store on Chestnut St. in center city Philadelphia (1894)

The earliest mention that is made of a confectioner in Philadel- phia was in 1765; Abraham Smith conducted a fruit business at that time and sold a few simple candies. In 1800 an advertisement of Bosse’s Ice Cream House, Germantown, appeared in the “Aurora,” mder date of July 22; syrups, cakes, wines, jellies and a few con- fections were sold. Irving, in “Salmagundi,” in the stranger in Pennsylvania, tells how molasses candy was made in Philadelphia

The most remarkable evidence of the growth of confectionery industry in Philadelphia is the business of Whitman’s, established in 1842 by Stephen F. Whitman.

Source: The Candy Making Industry
in Philadelphia

Two hundred and fifty years after the first confectioners based in Philadelphia kicked off their startups ; my team and I are perpetuating the innovative spirit in another historic building (Reading Terminal). My Shop is a mile or so west of Ben Franklin’s shop, The Original Whitman’s, and Wilbur’s. Our mission is to carry on the craft in Philadelphia, and hopefully leave a mark on the Chocolate Landscape of this great city. With gratitude we go forth, mixing, stacking, coating, crushing, blending and mutating always giving the proverbial thumbs up to the titans of the Philadelphia Chocolate Scene…. Consciously paying homage to the innovators ~

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”.

Glenn Mueller Jr

Why the name Dr.Chockenstein?

Work has been featured on

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Andrew Zimmern Bizarre Foods Pennsylvania Episode

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern  ( he came to try our Chocolate Covered Onion) Show aired in 2010 on the Travel Channel.

Ripples Believe it or not ! Reality Shock Chocolate Covered Onion

Ripley Believe it or Not ! Reality Shock

Ripleys Believe it or not , 2015 annual book “Reality Shock

Eccentric America written by Jan Friedman published by Bradt

Travel Book “Eccentric America

 

Zagats 10 Most Decadent Chocolate Deserts in Philadelphia

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Zagats: 10 Most Decadent Chocolate Desserts in Philadelphia

Why We Love It: Glenn Mueller could go by the name Dr. Chockenstein, because he loves constructing new chocolate-dipped monstrosities to sell from his Reading Terminal Market stand. This stack pulls together a Rice Krispies treat, a chocolate chip cookie, an Oreo, a marshmallow and a peanut-butter cup under a cloak of milk or dark chocolate.

Philadelphia Chocolatier,  Dr.Chockenstein.com