A Philadelphia Tradition (Registered Trademark of Lore's Chocolates)

Family owned & it shows!

For over half a century, Lore's Chocolates has been crafting chocolates in the traditional way, using the finest, most sustainable local ingredients available, right here in Philadelphia, PA. The Walter family, with their 100+ years of collective experience, is a testament to their commitment to excellence in the confections industry.

 Philadelphia Chocolatier Walter Family - Left to Right: Tony Jr, Maureen, Tony Sr, Midge
The two generations of chocolatiers, Tony Walter Sr. and Tony Walter Jr., take pride in being a small business and are passionate about chocolate. Maureen Walter, with her background in European china, art glass, and the bridal industry, brings a contemporary edge to Lore’s. The Walters are the most knowledgeable and experienced retail chocolate manufacturers still working in the Philadelphia candy industry, which has a rich history. 
After 25 years in the chocolate business, Midge Walter retired but continued to participate in her family’s love of the industry until her passing in early 2024.

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 A Growing Company

For over 30 years, Lore's Chocolates were manufactured on-site at the historic 7th Street retail location. As the company grew and required more production space, the Walters purchased the original Goldenberg's Peanut Chew Factory location just 5 miles north of the store, still in Philadelphia. You might say it's a factory with good chocolate karma. This expansion marked a significant milestone in Lore's journey, showcasing their adaptability and commitment to meeting the increasing demand for their chocolates. 

Close up of Lore's Chocolates Shipping Box with custom packing tape

The lower level of the retail store, where Lore’s original factory once operated, is the shipping department, from which Lore ships to all 50 states.

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Committed to Sustainability

As a small family-owned business, Lore’s Chocolates prioritizes purchasing cocoa and ingredients from traceable and sustainable sources whenever possible. This approach helps Lore's make a positive impact and contributes to the long-term social, economic, and environmental development of the local and global agricultural community.

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Chocolates made with LOVE 

Three Lore's Exclusive Philadelphia Chocolates - LOVE, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell
Staying true to the manufacturing techniques that began almost 60 years ago, and keeping it fresh with new products and packaging, this family works at making Lore’s a Philadelphia Tradition®.
Lore’s makes more than 100 varieties of chocolate and confections. Each signature confection is made by hand in small batches, using locally-sourced ingredients and a little bit of love.
Which means no matter which piece you choose next, you will always get our best.

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In Person or Online

All your senses will thank you for shopping in person, although we understand that’s not always possible. We’re happy to help you with curbside pick-up and our ability to ship to all 50 states when you order online and have it delivered right to your door! 

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If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns, please get in contact!


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