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The Classic 1950s

Our first family store

It was in the late 1950s when America was Classic and Lebanon was “the Switzerland of the Middle East” that the Tabbara family opened its store on Beirut’s most elegant corner:  the Municipal building.

Our Family Store in Beirut in the late 1950s

Our Family Store in Beirut in the late 1950s

The store, selling hand-made chocolates for weddings and all the important milestones of life proved immensely popular with the area’s well-heeled residents.

Beirut in the heydays of the 1960s

Beirut in the heydays of the 1960s

Unfortunately, the civil war put a stop to the blissed lifestyle and to the chocolates, forcing the family to close the prime-location store and workshop and emigrate.

Today, the third generation of the Tabbara family is reviving its heritage and starting anew in America with an edited collection of chocolates inspired from the original family recipes.

Nancy Tabbara - Third Generation Chocolatier

Nancy Tabbara - Third Generation Chocolatier

Perfectly blended to satisfy our contemporary palates, these modern classics are filled with echoes of the elegance and sophistication of their golden past and crafted by Nancy Tabbara in her new Pittsburgh workshop.