Phoenixville’s Bridge Street Chocolates Dipping Into Big Business

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Gail Warner, Bridge Street Chocolates in Phoenixville-Photo via Ed Hille, Staff Photography

Chocolate is not just covering marshmallows, cream and blueberries at Bridge Street Chocolates. It’s also covering vast distances.Bridge Street Chocolates

The not-yet-5-year-old Phoenixville small business is starting to dip into much bigger business.

“It’s unbelievable. You wouldn’t think this tiny little shop in Phoenixville would have the reach out to Cape Cod and Bucks County,” entrepreneurial owner Gail Warner said in a feature this week.

But it does, and that’s a dream come true for Warner, who left a life as a corporate executive in King of Prussia and is now helping spearhead the rebirth of Phoenixville.

“At the time, she was nearing 48 — the age at which her father died of a heart attack — and wondered whether she would be satisfied with her life were she to die,” the article stated. “Warner decided to take a gamble on what had been a lifelong dream. She left her job and took a crash course at the Chocolate Academy in Chicago — then taught herself the rest.”

A love of chocolate, a little training, access to YouTube and the sweat equity of trial and error led her to the sweet spot now igniting her boom in success: chocolate-dipped marshmallows.

“Silky and spongy, melt-in-your-mouth, the marshmallows make their store-bought kin seem tough and dry by comparison,” the article explained. “They come in vanilla, bourbon-cinnamon, coconut butter rum, espresso and peanut butter, all coated in decadent chocolate.”

Vista Today Schuylkill Township Supervisor Barbara Cohen
Schuylkill Township Supervisor Barbara Cohen.

And next month, Bridge Street plans to let you order all that goodness online, opening the door to an even sweeter success story.

“What do you do when you have King of Prussia Mall . . . minutes down the road?” Schuylkill Township Supervisor Barbara Cohen said in the article. “You give them a reason to come to Phoenixville, and Gail is a perfect example of that kind of business.”

Read more about Bridge Street Chocolates’ recipe for success on here, and check out previous VISTA Today coverage of the genesis of the chocolate-dipped marshmallow here.

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