|Kira and John|
Today, we launch a new contest to win some holiday chocolate goodness from a Penn entrepreneur doing all sorts of good in the world.
Co founders Kira Baker-Doyle (C’97, MSD’99, PHD’08) and her husband John created John & Kira’s, a socially innovative chocolate company dedicated to both making and selling world class confections and promoting positive social change.
More about her delicious chocolates and how you can enter to win a Chocolate Bee Tower after the jump!
…Or go right to the contest entry page HERE
While Kira was completing a Masters in Education at Penn, she was working closely with an urban school garden project. After over a year of research and experimentation, the pair developed an all natural line of chocolates so delicious and unique that Gourmet Magazine placed them on the front cover of their publication in 2003, and praised them as their ‘favorite chocolates’.
I have eaten (boxes of!) these and they are REALLY great!
The signature line of chocolate ganache squares features ingredients from sustainable artisan food growers local to their Philadelphia chocolate studio, across the country and around the world. They highlight:
Mouth watering yet? How good does this sound?!
Since the 2003 Gourmet Magazine article, John & Kira’s concept and the company have grown steadily. They have expanded their chocolate line to include chocolate ladybugs and chocolate filled figs from an organic, family-owned farm in Spain. Their chocolates, recently featured on the Martha Stewart Show and in Oprah Magazine, are available online.
And this story is yet another example of alumni working together as another Penn alum, Julie Yannalfo (C’04, Living Cultures Program, Rebuilding Together, Alternate Spring Break, PennPals) has also joined the team. Julie had been Director of Programs and Communications for the Penn Club of New York for five years prior to this.
Now here’s how you can win a “Bee Hive Tower” (15 pc every flavor box & 6-pc Caramel Bees – $50 value):
For other Penn folks who want to donate a prize for a future DT contest, email me at
Get your holiday gifts at John & Kiras HERE
Another Penn alum with a film about sustainable living HERE
Another Penn alum entrepreneur blessed with the “Oprah Effect” HERE
A Penn alum who worked for Martha Stewart HERE
More Penn Foodies HERE
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