Greek sisters celebrate 30 years of handmade chocolate business in Sydney


Greek sisters, Katerina Stavropoulos, 64, and Tina Angelidis, 52, are celebrating 30 years running Adora Handmade Chocolates in Sydney.

The chocolate business and name is inspired by their Greek heritage, with ‘Adora’ meaning ‘a gift’ in the Greek language.

In the late 90s, the Greek sisters started the chocolate business in the kitchen of their Sydney home, but they now have stores operating in Newtown, Parramatta, Oatley, Croydon, Sydney CBD and Quay Quater Lanes in the city.

Adora continues to be a huge success, with the business turning over $4 million for 2023, an increase since 2022 when the chocolate business turned over $3 million.

In an interview with News, the pair shared how they were motivated to work from home and with their love for chocolate, Katerina and Tina launched Adora from their own kitchens.

The pair hustled to sell the handmade chocolates by door knocking from business to business, wholesaling to companies and doing weddings.

“We had always complained about the lack of Australian-made chocolates in the city, so to be able to change that was huge,” Tina said.

“It also opened the door to a whole new market. We started selling to corporate businesses in the area and providing petit fours to boardrooms. We were expanding so fast.”

The handmade chocolates were becoming popular by demand, leading Katerina and Tina to open their first store on Homer St in Earlwood.

Now celebrating 30 years selling handmade chocolates to the public, Katerina and Tina have relaunched their first ever product, the Original Ten collection.

Source: News




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