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And The Winner is... - 
Congratulations to Michael Paulone of Wolf Consulting Inc. in Murrysville, PA. Michael won a two-p...

And The Winner is...

10/16/2015
Congratulations to Michael Paulone of Wolf Consulting Inc. in Murrysville, PA. Michael won a two-pound box of Dorothy’s Deluxe Assortment at the Biz Mix gala at the Grand Concourse in Station Square. The evening, called Meet the Newsroom, gave many Pittsburgh business leaders an opportunity to meet and mingle with the staff and reporters from the Pittsburgh Business Times. We all delighted in the...

Wheeling Students visit Dorothy's - Fifth Grade Students from Wheeling Enjoy Dorothy’s Candies  
 WHITE OAK -- Fifty fifth...

Wheeling Students visit Dorothy's

4/27/2015
Fifth Grade Students from Wheeling Enjoy Dorothy’s Candies WHITE OAK -- Fifty fifth graders from Warwood Elementary School in Wheeling, WV visited Dorothy’s Candies. The students are in the classes of teachers Amber Smith and Marci Hunley. The students had read Roald Dahl’s classic “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” as a school assignment, Smith said. “They were so enthusiastic about the book,”...

Dorothy's Triumphant Return to the Public!

4/24/2014
Pittsburgh, PA - Dorothy’s Candies provided a sweet curtain call at the Pittsburgh Public Theater April 4th, as our steel town played host to a group of international high school age students and their host families. Nacel Open Door, a non-profit agency that coordinates visiting F1 Visa students with local families willing to host them throughout their remaining high school years in preparation for...

Buy Dorothy's at US Steel Tower

4/4/2014
Dorothy's Candies will have a display at the US Steel Tower, 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, on April 9, 10, and 11, from 7 am until 3 p.m. And forget about your tax worries on April 15. Join Marti Gastel, Dorothy's Candies owner, for a US Steel Tower Lunch and Learn....

Dorothy's Candies featured at Celeb Gala

3/31/2014
A-list actors, VIPs and press got a taste of Dorothy’s Candies in honor of the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Dorothy’s Candies Ganache Truffles Fancies were featured at the star-studded event, hosted by friends, at the Luxe Hotel on Hollywood's famed Rodeo Drive. Those attending the gala included celebrities Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, and William Shatner of Star Trek. June Squibb...

Dorothy's Candies Egg Stravaganza!

3/25/2014
Please join us this Sunday! Our Egg-Stravaganza is a blast!!! Sunday, March 30 9 am - 4 pm 10% off total purchase in store, by phone, or online Sunday only PLUS -- $7 flat shipping fee per destination household Prizes! Surprises! Check it Out: Spend $300 or more, you will receive a charming Victorian-style folding wicker hamper, loaded with Easter goodies including a solid Swiss chocolate Dorothy’s...

Dorothy's Candies Featured at Food Network Event

2/7/2014
New York, October 2013 -- Dorothy’s Candies was pleased to be asked to participate in the Gifting Suite for the 20th Anniversary Food Network event during the NYC Wine & Food Festival in NYC in October. The Gifting Experience was a fantastic way to say Thank You to all the Chefs and Celebrities for taking part in the event. Attendees included Food Network Luminaries such as Giada DeLaurentis,...

Dorothy's Candies Featured at Pittsburgh Public Theater Event

2/7/2014
Downtown Pittsburgh, December 2013 -- Dorothy’s Candies was pleased to be asked to provide an assortment of holiday treats for those who attended the "Last Call" performance of True West, Friday, December 6th. “Dorothy’s Candies were a delicious addition to our event!" reported Katie Conaway, PPT Group Sales & Audience Development Manager. "We received rave reviews from all...

Can Chocolate 'Rev Up' Your Sex Life?

5/12/2013
Montezuma certainly thought so. Historians tell us that every night before going in to cavort with his harem, the king of the Aztecs quaffed 30 frothy cups of 'chocolaté' drink from a golden goblet. He then tossed the gold goblets into a lake. Later historians have noted that the Aztec king may have used the cacao drink more for a laxative than an aphrodisiac. However, the Aztec people certainly linked...

What are the Top Ten Signs You're a Chocoholic?

7/12/2012
You love to work late at the office. That way you have an excuse for dipping into your chocolate cache instead of eating dinner. When asked, you name the four food groups as semi-sweet, white, dark, and milk. Blind-folded, you can taste the difference between Belgian, French, Italian and Swiss. Your idea of a dream date is Willy Wonka. As a child, you couldn't get with the gingerbread...

Dorothy’s Candies Gourmet chocolatier a sweet Mon Valley staple

11/28/2011
As this year’s Oscars crowd sorts through celebrity gift bags, a salty-sweet treat stands out among more than 125 items — chocolatecovered potato chips from Dorothy’s Candies. The Sunday evening awards event was all about giving Hollywood stars the red carpet treatment. And what better way to be welcomed than to be showered with gifts? Caribbean vacation tickets. Jewelry. Skin care products. And chocolates...

Dorothy’s Candies nudges workers into technology age - by Kris B. Mamula
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Dorothy’s Candies nudges workers into technology age

9/22/2011
by Kris B. Mamula Premium content from Pittsburgh Business Times Date: Friday, September 9, 2011, 6:00am EDT Handcrafted chocolates have been a tradition at Dorothy’s Candies since founder Dorothy Gastel opened a shop in her McKeesport home in 1947. Dorothy’s has moved to bigger quarters in White Oak, but each caramel, cherry and fudge nut center is still swirled by hand in a well of melted chocolate....


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