In case you weren't aware of it, Pennsylvania is the country's leading producer of chocolate. We don't know how we measure up against Switzerland but if you ask anyone who's ever had the pleasure of tasting any of Zitner's chocolate Easter eggs, they'd say Zitner comes pretty close. But that only stands to reason since Zitner's is a homegrown Pennsylvania business, born over 100 years ago when Russian immigrants, Ann and Sam Zitner started making and selling chocolate candy from their Philly garage.
Over the years Zitner's has come to be regarded as one of the nation's leading regional manufacturers. And although their chocolate covered pretzels and other chocolaty confections are available all year round, it's their gourmet Easter eggs that people scramble to gather up this time of year, so you might say their chocolate Easter eggs are their most popular hatchlings, the stars of their brood.
But all wordplays aside, this is a busy time of year for the candy makers at Zitner's. Ann and Sam are no longer in the kitchen, but because some of their candy cooks have been at Zitner's for as long as 30 years, the company is proud to say they're keeping to the same standard of excellence as its founders. And as fellow Pennsylvania brethren, we're proud to say you can find Zitner Eggs here at Philadelphia General Store. So gather round and feast your eyes on all the species of Zitner gourmet Easter eggs as they roost on their pastel blades of grass.
Coconut lovers will find it hard to make up their minds between Zitner BC Eggs, CC Eggs, and Double Coconut Eggs. They'll have to ask themselves whether they want their coconut cream eggs dipped in rich dark chocolate or rolled in it. And do they want double the creamy coconut? Not to make it harder for you to decide, but if you find the thought of adding the crunch of toasted coconut to the dark chocolate mix tantalizing you'll want to consider Zitner's Butter Krak Eggs.
And lest you get the wrong idea, no BC doesn't stand for buttercream, but rest assured, that doesn't mean Zitner's has forgotten any of you Philly buttercream aficionados. Their rich Buttercream Egg was an original fan favorite in 1922, and it remains so today.
Now, while peanut butter may not come to mind when you think of chocolate Easter eggs, that means you've never had one of Zitner's Peanut Butter Eggs. But you still can because the Peanut Butter eggs that were among Zitner's most popular sellers on day one, still are today
So make your choice and whether you'd rather come in to shop in person or virtually on our website, don't tarry, the Easter Bunny will be dropping off his real eggs before you know it. And if you have out-of-state loved ones you'd like to send Zitner eggs to, Pennsylvania General Store can help you out. Just place your order, and we'll ship it within 1-3 days via UPS.