Pavonia Confections

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 639 Sales


Pavonia Confections

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 639 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

PavoniaConfections is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Pavonia is closed due to heat. Please contact me at amanda [!at] for special orders.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 24, 2017

Pavonia is closed due to heat. Please contact me at amanda [!at] for special orders.

Amanda Zadroga-Cantada

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Amanda Zadroga-Cantada


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Melissa on May 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Worth the wait, totally great. :)

Nicole Ponella

Nicole Ponella on Mar 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Delicious hot chocolate!! It made a great Valentine's Day gift!

Katie Mancine

Katie Mancine on Mar 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Delicious as always!

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Pavonia Confections: An Unexpected Journey

Pavonia Confections is the culmination of many things besides great passion for chocolate and art. It also has much to do with timing, varying careers choices, and going back to school (again and again).

I majored in English at Rutgers University and began work at Columbia Records following graduation - my dream. As it turned out, the atmosphere wasn't for me. But being impressed by the goodies I brought in occasionally for birthdays and such, my coworkers convinced me to try culinary school.

After a year in culinary school, I moved to Philadelphia and came upon a job at Classic Cake with executive pastry chef Robert Bennett. Chef Bennett is the former pastry chef of Mobil Travel Guide four-star rated Le Bec Fin, and current Cacao Barry chocolate ambassador. I apprenticed with Chef Bennett and learned his chocolate artistry.

The journey has ended (thus far) with Pavonia Confections. I hope to share the experience of artisanal gourmet chocolates with you.

I use Cacao Barry couverture chocolate exclusively, and local ingredients whenever possible. I love the flavor of vanilla beans from the Madagascan region/Réunion Island.

Shop members

  • Amanda

    Owner, Chocolatier, Photographer, Design

    When not working as a food technologist at a flavor house, or going (back) to school for food science, Amanda is making chocolates. Chocolates are her third love, after her husband Dan, and Disney World.

  • Daniel

    Designer, Graphic Design, Marketing

Shop policies

Last updated on December 22, 2016
Pavonia Confections believes in fresh, natural, simple, perfect foods. There are no additives or preservatives in any of Pavonia's items. Our chocolates are made with the best: Cacao Barry couverture chocolates and other high-quality ingredients to create the best product.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Once payment is received, your item will be shipped. If cancellation is received prior to shipment, you will be refunded.
Your order is prepared once payment is received, usually within 5 days of transaction. If you require your item quicker, please convo me to discuss options. ***As shipping costs are not always accurate, I REIMBURSE shipping overages.***

We do not guarantee delivery by a certain date. If you require your package by a certain date, please request FedEx.
Refunds and Exchanges
We accept refunds only if the item is incorrect or damaged. If an item is lost, we will reship to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember that our products are handmade, so please allow slight variances between the product received and the pictures shown.