Sunday, February 3, 2013
One year ago today, crews responded to a structure fire at the local shop.
Following a fire one year ago today—Feb 3, 2012—at the Sarris Candies plant in Canonsburg, company President Bill Sarris announced that all is well and that the company is back in full production in preparation for the early Easter holiday. “We got through last Easter with a limited amount of items available due to the fire," Athena Sarris, chief executive officer, said. "We lost a lot of chocolate molds and weren’t able to provide the selection we’ve had in years past." That won't be a problem this year, though. "But this season, we’ll have a huge selection of new bunnies and novelties to fill everyone’s baskets,” she continued. Over the past year, new construction of all devastated areas—including the ice cream parlor and candy store—was…
Monday, April 9, 2012
The store is offering half-off all things Easter in the store and online until midnight Thursday (or while supplies last).
The parking lot at Sarris Candies was filled and people lined up outside the shop's doors even before the store opened Monday—all for a chance to be among the first to pick up some of its remaining Easter candy, which is now half off. The Canonsburg store's after-Easter sale commences today and ends at midnight Thursday (or while supplies last) both in store and online. Favorites such as the Peanut Butter Meltaway Egg, for example, will be sold for $7.98 instead of the normal $15.95 pricetag. What's your favorite Easter treat from Sarris Candies? Tell us in the comments! This article first appeared on Canon-McMillan Patch.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
A limited edition box of Sarris chocolates showcases Johno Prascak's popular Pittsburgh skyline artwork on its cover.
What do you get when you cross crawdads, garlic, paint, sand and now Sarris chocolates? Pittsburgh artist Johno Prascak, of course. A limited edition box of Sarris chocolates—showcasing Prascak’s original artwork—hit shelves Monday, and he couldn’t be more ecstatic. “For an artist, it’s a deal that could go on for the rest of my life…and even in death,” he quipped. “It’s the best chocolate in the world. As I said on TV, I grew up on Hershey’s and my wife Maria introduced me to Sarris 30 years ago—I never looked back.” Prascak made the announcement Tuesday on KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live. He was featured in a segment called, “In the Kitchen with Johno Prascak,” where he cooked crawdads—something he told Patch was on his bucket list. The …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Washington County native said, 'Above and beyond all of it, you can't buy this kind of exposure.'
Washington County native Adam Brock left the "American Idol" stage Thursday with no regrets. He deservedly made it to the top 24, however—after one live-show performance—did not advance to the top 13. During his last days in sunny L.A. with his family, Brock dished (in an exclusive phone interview) on his experience, his Pittsburgh roots and what's next for his career. Patch: If you could sum up your 'American Idol' experience in one word, what would it be? Brock: Roller coaster. Patch: How was it working with Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson? Brock: They are incredible people. Jennifer and Steven are so personable. They go out of their way. Randy too, but those two especially. I never really followed Steven’s career too …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Customers on Thursday received a thank you gift.
Easter is a holiday steeped in tradition, and for so many local families, a trip to Sarris Candies for chocolately treats is part of theirs. That tradition can go on unfettered—because the retail shop in Canonsburg is now officially reopened. The store had been closed since a Feb. 3 fire, but the shop was in full swing Thursday, as customers perused everything from chocolate-covered pretzels to chocolate Easter bunnies. Although the day was overcast, spring looked like it had already arrived at the venerable shop, with pastel colors dominating the interior design. Customers were greeted with oversized stuffed bunnies and at least one fluffy yellow duck at the door—as well as Retail Operations Manager Norm Candelore. "Welcome," he said to …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
However, the candy bar is not for sale.
Washington County "American Idol" contestant Adam Brock was immortalized in white chocolate recently. Sarris Candies in Canonsburg debuted a white chocolate candy bar with the Houston singer's picture on the wrapper on Thursday. "This is a promotional bar (not for sale) made exclusively for Adam Brock, a contestant on American Idol. Adam is a lifelong resident of Washington Pa.," a company representative posted on Sarris' Facebook page. "Sarris Candies was offered the opportunity to be part of Adam's success on American Idol by producing this one of a kind 'White Chocolate' Bar." The company then asked fans to vote for the hometown contestant. Brock will find out Thursday night whether he had made it as one of the show's top 24 performers…
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The ice cream parlor will remain closed until May.
An update on the Sarris website announced on Saturday that the Canonsburg candy shop would re-open March 1. "On Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, Sarris Candies suffered a fire to a portion of our facility, resulting in the subsequent, but temporary closure of the Canonsburg retail store and ice cream parlor," the statement read. "Although the ice cream parlor will remain closed until May, we are proud to announce the re-opening of our candy store on Thursday, March 1." The company said the opening date coincides with the second anniversary of the death of its founder, Frank Sarris. "In his honor ... the Sarris family and all Sarris employees will re-open the retail store in celebration of his passion for chocolate and his love of serving his …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A roundup of the week's top stories.
Here are this week's top stories from Patch sites in your area: No Arrests Yet in Brookline Bank Robbery (Update on this story: Dormont Dogs Owner Arrested for Bank Robberies) Whitehall Man Aiming to Remove Obama from PA Ballot New Production Line Up and Running at Sarris Bridgeville Tailor Designed Speedy Delivery Costume Back By Popular Demand: Family Prom Share Your Opinions on Patch Own a Local Business? Claiming It Is Free and Easy!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Here are this week's top stories from your region.
Here's a look at some of this week's top stories from your region: Red Cross Assisting Fire Victims Bill Sarris: Canonsburg Store Will Open 'ASAP' VIDEO: Driver and Passenger Injured in Route 51 Accident Dormont Solicitor, Borough Manager Resign Avid Reader Wins Eisenhower Spelling Bee Own a Local Business? Claiming It Is Free and Easy!
Monday, February 6, 2012
Pounds and pounds of chocolate must be tossed due to smoke damage.
Oversized stuffed animals wearing festive Valentine's Day bows sat atop shelves of boxed chocolates at Sarris Candies. A counter nearby is lined with chocolate bars. Stacks of chocolate-covered pretzels are arranged in another corner of the Canonsburg retail hot spot. But owner Bill Sarris held his hand out and beckoned to the whole lot of it, saying, "All of this—it has to go." And that's what workers were doing Monday at the store: Cleaning chandeliers and cleaning up after a fire erupted in the parlour portion of the building on Friday—and throwing away pounds and pounds of chocolate and other merchandise. A sign is posted on the door alerting customers that the store in still closed by order of the state fire marshal, and the smell of …